Cargo iQ welcomes ANA Cargo and CargoXS as new members and calls for transparency in air cargo

The new members join as Cargo iQ debates transparency in the air cargo supply chain at The International Air Cargo Association’s (TIACA) Air Cargo Forum (ACF) in Toronto, Canada

Geneva, Switzerland, Thursday, 18th October 2018 – Japanese carrier ANA Cargo, and the Netherlands-based IT specialists CargoXS, are the latest organisations to join global air cargo membership group, Cargo iQ.

The news was released as Ariaen Zimmerman, Executive Director at Cargo iQ, joined a panel at TIACA’s ACF to discuss the shipper’s view of a transparent and quality-driven air cargo supply chain.

“Growing our international network is a priority for us as we continue to improve control mechanisms of Cargo iQ, and we wish both ANA Cargo and CargoXS a warm welcome from the Cargo iQ community,” said Zimmerman.

ANA Cargo is based in Tokyo, Japan, and is part of ANA Group’s air transportation and cargo business.

“Joining Cargo iQ is hugely beneficial for ANA Cargo because it enables us to introduce standard KPIs to leverage our quality control, and compare our performance with other airlines to improve our processes and services,” said Hiroshi Sugiguchi, Executive Vice President Global Marketing, ANA Cargo.

“Cargo iQ membership also provides a global network, allowing ANA Cargo to communicate with our colleagues around the world in order to monitor and improve industry standards.”

The announcement of new members coincides with plans for Cargo iQ to raise their profile in Asia.

“Having ANA join our membership is an important step for our organisation as we continue to grow our presence in Asia,” said Zimmerman.

CargoXS is an IT solutions provider in the air cargo industry offering value-added communications, and is based in Vianen, The Netherlands.

“At CargoXS we deliver IT solutions with a specialisation for analysing business intelligence and an accentuation of real-time SLA monitoring,” said Walter Kruger, Managing Director, CargoXS.

“Cargo iQ membership allows us to communicate with industry leaders to develop innovative software that will benefit the air cargo supply chain.”

Zimmerman discussed the importance of technology and IT solutions for the air cargo industry at TIACA’s ACF, and welcomes the input from CargoXS at Cargo iQ.

“The air cargo industry is being influenced more than ever by technological developments, and Cargo iQ believes in keeping up with these trends for the benefit of the industry,” added Zimmerman.

“Members such as CargoXS can contribute with keeping us up to speed.”

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Cargo iQ has two new members – Japanese carrier ANA Cargo, and IT specialists CargoXS

Cargo iQ has two new members – Japanese carrier ANA Cargo, and IT specialists CargoXS



Cargo iQ is an IATA interest group with the mission of creating and implementing quality standards for the worldwide air cargo industry.

Cargo iQ operates as a not-for-profit membership group supported by IATA and composed of over 80 major airlines, freight forwarders, ground-handling agents, trucking companies and IT solution providers globally.

Cargo iQ members developed a system of shipment planning and performance monitoring for air cargo based on common business processes and milestones.

As part of that system, the Cargo iQ Master Operating Plan (MOP), which has been endorsed by IATA as a recommended industry practice, describes the standard end-to-end process of transporting air cargo.

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ANA Cargo is a core company in ANA Group’s air transportation and cargo business.

Using the Group’s freighters and international and domestic passenger route networks, ANA Cargo formulates business strategies, develops products and solutions, controls sales, operations, and other aspects of ANA’s business in this field.

In 2017, the total volume of air cargo transported by ANA Cargo reached 1.363 million tonnes, which was ranked the world’s ninth place in terms of mounting weight by IATA member carrier.

ANA Cargo aims to reach at least fifth place by 2022 to become one of the global Top 5.

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CargoXS is a company that is specialised in developing software for the cargo industry. During the past years we have gained extensive experience from previous assignments.

We are well aware of the future changes in air cargo logistics and therefore try to embed future developments in our software.

Our custom Message Broker will play a central role in the further communication between the different systems. The efficient performance-optimised architecture can handle large amounts of messages very effectively. It’s scalable and is able to support legacy systems.

The central role of this Message Broker provides a convenient way of handling enormous amounts of traffic.

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