New Indian-based air carrier Akasa Air has signed an agreement with SmartKargo to implement its state-of-the-art air cargo management solution that will digitally enable the launch and growth of the airline’s cargo business. Akasa will deploy the SmartKargo solution across all functional areas of its cargo business, serving all its destinations pan India.
Fillogic, the leading platform for localized logistics, is excited to announce its strategic partnership with SmartKargo, comprehensive end-to-end e-commerce, and small package shipping solution. By working together, Fillogic and SmartKargo are transforming the middle and final mile to get e-commerce packages to customers quickly and affordably.
Amerijet International Airlines has partnered with SmartKargo, an innovative, comprehensive, and seamlessly integrated cargo management solution. The cloud-based SmartKargo system will replace Amerijet’s legacy cargo system and will provide scalability and greater efficiency as well as a streamlined user experience.
SmartKargo offers a suite of fully integrated tools and solutions to support all essential cargo functions from customer management, pricing and sales, operations, and warehouse management, to loading and unloading and ramp operations.
West African-based Air Senegal Airlines will deploy the SmartKargo technology solution across all functional areas of its cargo business serving 19 destinations, including New York, Washington and Paris from its hub at Blaise Diagne International Airport in Dakar, Senegal.
The SmartKargo technology will allow Air Senegal to digitally transform its Cargo business and successfully meet the future with robust Cargo management solution capabilities such as 100% paperless e-AWBs; ease of booking; modern and flexible technology; single screen data entries; user-configurable Business Intelligence (BI) and reporting; powerful pricing and rate making, and real-time capacity management. This means that Air Senegal will be able to deliver fast, highly-reliable, and highly-predictable air cargo shipments to support their growth.
Innovative technology from SmartKargo has launched a transformative e-commerce shipping solution for Widerøe Airlines in Norway and beyond
SmartKargo, a leading Cloud provider of air cargo solutions that extend markets for global airlines, has announced the successful Go-live of its state-of-the-art e-commerce shipping solution for Norwegian-based Widerøe Airlines. The partnership enables Widerøe to take a giant leap and empowers entry into the promising e-commerce shipping and delivery market.
Cargo space on passenger airlines is a perishable commodity. This truth powers US-Based SmartKargo’s CEO, Milind Tavshikar, who is on a mission to empower the world’s airlines with technology to facilitate the business of high-yield e-commerce packages. SmartKargo’s end-to-end technology solution now powers the largest volume of daily air cargo transactions in the world today, and gives forward-looking airlines the capability to “wrap” the company’s innovative e-commerce technology around their existing systems; to “extend” the airline’s cargo business in high-yield e-commerce shipping in just a few months.
The first ‘Investment to fuel rollout to global airlines and make eCommerce shipping efficient
SmartKargo, a leading Cloud provider of Air Cargo Solutions, that extends markets and enhances revenue growth for global airlines, announced it has secured a strategic growth investment from M33 Growth, a Boston-based venture and growth stage investment firm.
The first ‘QuantumID Technologies, Inc. today announced that SpiceJet has renewed its contract
Since 2015, SpiceJet has utilized the SmartKargo platform to support and grow its domestic and international Cargo business, including its important Pharma Pro cold-chain services.
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina and CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (PRWEB) January 22, 2019 Argentina’s largest airline Aerolineas Argentinas (AR) has partnered with SmartKargo, an innovative cloud-based air cargo management solution provider, to power the future growth for its end-to-end air cargo and logistics business, beginning in July 2019.
The first ‘SpiceXpress’ flight will be from the national capital to Bengaluru
No-frills airline SpiceJet will launch its dedicated air cargo services from September 18.
The carrier, which is working on ambitious business plans, on Monday said it would operate the cargo services under the brand name ‘SpiceXpress’ and has a detailed plan for domestic as well as international routes.
MIAMI–(BUSINESS WIRE)–FlyKargo today announced a partnership with JetBlue Airways (NASDAQ:JBLU) to facilitate air cargo movement between Fort Lauderdale and San Juan, Puerto Rico as part of a three month pilot program that begins on October 15th, 2018. FlyKargo, based in Miami, FL are specialists in delivering turnkey air cargo managed services to low cost airlines and will focus on providing fast and reliable air cargo services to the registered freight forwarders as well as known shippers. Services will begin with a traditional air-to-air offering and will gradually include door pickup and delivery extension in additional markets. By leveraging the excess cargo carrying capacity available on over 250 airplanes JetBlue aims at providing the right balance of speed and cost to its customers.
Azul has chosen SmartKargo, provider of a 100% Cloud-based Air Cargo management solution, to power the future growth for its end-to-end Air Cargo & Logistics business, beginning in April 2016.
SmartKargo, the only cargo platform that is 100% Cloud-based, delivers all needed robust and scalable shipper-to-receiver functionality, in addition to the ease of use and latest technology innovations to power the fast-growing and wide-range air cargo business that Azul has developed in its Brazilian home market:
• Domestic Cargo
• International cargo
• Parcels and Express
• E-Commerce integration
• Fast door-to-door shipment delivery
Izabel Cristina Afonso Reis, Cargo Business Director at Azul, said:
“SmartKargo is the most modern and completely integrated End-to-End Cargo solution we have seen in the marketplace. We are thrilled to partner with Smartkargo and expect to use the extended range of this Cloud-based solution to accelerate our growth and provide improved customer and employee experience. Enhanced capabilities such as 100% paperless e-AWBs; ease of booking; modern and flexible technology; single screen data entries; user-configurable Business Intelligence and reporting; powerful pricing and rate making; real-time capacity management; in addition to extensive use of Mobile technology from day one, means that we will be able to deliver the fastest and most reliable and predictable shipments to support our clients domestically and beyond”.
SmartKargo offers a robust set of fully integrated tools and solutions to support all Cargo business from Planning, Pricing and Sales, to Operations including Acceptance, managing warehouses, loading/un-loading and ramp operations, but also first-mile pick-up and last-mile delivery (for door-to-door operations). Integrated Cargo Revenue accounting allows for real-time profitability analysis and real-time decision making. These tools are easy to use and are accessible from any device with an Internet connection (or mobile network carrier connection).
Kleber Linhares, Azul Chief Information Officer, added: “Cloud-technology, APIs, Advanced User Interface, Business Intelligence and Mobility all the way, are key for Speed-to-Market. These technologies are faster to implement, faster to change/adapt to new paradigms and enable key initiatives such as Mobility and E-Commerce integration, in addition to information and visibility sharing with our key partners and stakeholders in the extended Azul Cargo value chain. We chose SmartKargo as the best fit Solution and Technology partner to help us deliver on our journey of Digital Transformation and Enablement”.
Azul operates a fleet of 126 aircrafts (120 narrow-body aircrafts including brand new A320 Neos, Embraer 195s-190s and ATR 72s, and 6 wide-body A330s aircrafts) to more than 107 destinations in Brazil, South and Central America and the USA.
Olivier Houri, Executive Vice President at SmartKargo, said:
“SmartKargo is the most modern, scalable, robust and versatile solution on the market today and is ideal for innovative and rapidly growing air cargo businesses such as the one Azul operates today. SmartKargo End-to-End capabilities combined with its Brazil domestic market readiness will enable a rapid implementation allowing Azul to quickly capture the system’s many benefits. We are delighted that Azul has chosen SmartKargo to power its innovative and fast-growing cargo business”.
Milind Tavshikar, CEO of SmartKargo added: “Azul joins the increasing group of forward-thinking airlines that clearly understand that a future-ready cargo management solution is the only way to meet the challenges of a rapidly-evolving logistics sector. These airlines and other companies in the cargo ecosystem benefit from what SmartKargo delivers:
• Improved revenues and better customer service,
• Greater efficiency and more flexibility,
• And, instant information for better decisions”.
Oman Air Cargo, one of the most innovative and fastest growing air cargo carriers in the world, announced today that it has launched its new 100% Cloud-based Cargo ERP Solution, implemented by SmartKargo, the world’s most advanced cargo management platform for airlines, ground handlers, sales agents, and regulators. Oman Air chose the state-of-the-art solution to maximize the potential of its Cargo business—leveraging the solution’s advanced, real-time capability to bring digital transformation to all aspects of the business—to improve revenues and customer service.
The smart and intuitive SmartKargo booking system is noted for its “ease-of-use”, providing web-based access for agents and employees of Oman Air—with capability for customer bookings via a mobile app to follow in coming months. The solution facilitates the paperless transformation of key business processes across the board, including eAWB and the capability to digitally collect, store and transmit associated documentation via e-pouch, leveraging standard IATA C-IMP messaging.
“We chose the SmartKargo cloud solution due to the robust infrastructure, platform and advanced technology that it is built upon. We can now provide easy, secure access via integration with any business partner across the world, with little effort,” said Mr. Mohammed Al Musafir, Senior Vice President – Commercial Cargo at Oman Air. “The full SmartKargo ERP solution was deployed in less than two months. Within the first 24 hours, the Go-Live system registered a tremendous response from users globally,” he added.
Advanced insights into the business are made possible in real-time with Revenue and Capacity Management that is informed by immediate access to data, full shipment visibility and robust reporting. The advanced SmartKargo Link capability within the solution will also facilitate Oman Air Cargo’s interline opportunities by streamlining processes and communications with partner airlines—opening new revenue potential.
“I am delighted to say that the successful implementation of the Oman Air SmartKargo system has been a phenomenal success for us all. The team and support have been amazing, and we look forward to leveraging latest technology in advancing our business for years to come,” Mr. Al Musafir said.
“Oman Air demonstrated an amazing level of teamwork with SmartKargo, allowing us to take the vision of their management and implement it quickly, said Jay Shelat, EVP Sales & Marketing at SmartKargo. “We are honored to be a part of the phenomenal success of Oman Air.”
Alaska Air Cargo today launched new booking and tracking capability powered by SmartKargo, the world’s most advanced cargo management platform for airlines, ground handlers, sales agents, and regulators. Alaska’s adoption of the SmartKargo Portal functionality now leverages all IATA standard C-IMP messages to communicate with the Airline’s existing systems landscape, while also providing the technology to adopt the paperless transformation of key business processes, including eAWB and the capability to digitally collect, store and transmit associated documentation via e-pouch. In addition, the advanced SmartKargo Link capability within the solution facilitates interline opportunities by streamlining processes and communications for Alaska Air Cargo and its partner airlines.
The SmartKargo booking engine also features direct access to Bookings by customers via a passenger-style airline booking interface, templates for repetitive bookings, real-time pricing, real-time capacity allocation, real-time confirmations and real-time notifications. The booking engine functionality conforms with all regulatory requirements and is fully Integrated with all applicable checks required for Known Shipper Requirement and automated integration with TSA data.
“Last week, we initiated a new era at Alaska Air Cargo with the beginning of our new 737-700 freighter capability,” said Jason Berry, Alaska Air Cargo managing director. “The new booking engine will now power our capability for real-time communications with our customers— providing them with the industry’s most robust real-time Track and Trace user interface. In addition, the simple booking interface is pre-loaded with IATA commodity codes and other regulatory information, to streamline the process. These are just a few of the new capabilities that will help us fully extend our culture of customer excellence to our cargo customers.”
“The advanced booking engine launched by Alaska Air Cargo was built to exemplify “ease-of-use” via a one-screen interface that enables customer self-service, streamlined ratings and airline- provided visibility at every shipment milestone,” said Milind Tavshikar, CEO of SmartKargo. “Hands-on access to real-time data, built-in business intelligence and the technology to facilitate the digital transformation of business processes work together to support operational efficiencies, better customer experience and increased revenues, he said.”
SmartKargo is a 100% Cloud-based, a browser-accessed solution that has been developed by Airline and Cargo industry experts, based on IATA standards, and is configurable to address unique business scenarios for global air cargo operators. The advanced solution is built upon the Microsoft Azure Cloud with the world’s most robust investment in global infrastructure. The SmartKargo Microsoft partnership provides a solution which addresses the intricate needs of global airlines and never becomes obsolete. To learn more, visit www.smartkargo.com.
SmartKargo, a QuantumID Technologies, Inc. Company, provides the world’s most advanced Cargo ERP solution for Airlines, Agents, GHAs, Regulators and their partners. The solution also highlights a variety of stand-alone solutions that can be integrated quickly into an existing airline technology landscape, including real-time Mobility, real-time Business Intelligence, eCommerce Door-to-Door with Driver Management, Self-service Kiosk, Smart Warehouse functionality for self- handling and SmartKargo Link for a transformation of airline cargo interline opportunity. To see the solution in action, request a demo at www.smartkargo.com.
About Alaska Air Cargo
Alaska Air Cargo transports more than 170 million pounds of cargo annually—including seafood, mail and freight —and operates the most extensive air cargo operation on the U.S. West Coast of any passenger airline. For more information visit www.alaskaair.com/content/cargo/cargo-home
SmartKargo announced the expansion of the management team with Mr. Olivier Houri joining the team as Executive Vice President of Corporate Strategy. The company launched its award-winning cloud-based air cargo management Software-as-a-Service back in 2012 and is now experiencing significant growth in global markets. SmartKargo technology was developed by MIT engineers and is becoming the gold standard for the Air Cargo Industry, serving the entire value chain of Air Cargo carriers, Passenger Airlines with an interest in cargo business, Global Sale Agents, Ground Handlers, Regulators…. Within a short time, SmartKargo is now deployed by air carriers in USA, Mexico, Europe, Middle-East, India and South East Asia. Such a global footprint of air cargo operators interconnected to each other via a single cloud-based environment creates an opportunity for all participants in extending cargo services seamlessly across the globe to a large customer base around the world.
“SmartKargo has become a transformational company in a traditional paper dominated industry of Air Cargo. The innovative thinking and fresh approach applied to the ill-served business of moving goods globally in an increasingly complex and interconnected world was an eye-opener to me. SmartKargo has created a platform that leverages latest in technology and is far ahead of anything else I have seen over 20+ years of my experience in this space. With the growth of e-commerce globally and an addition of payload capacity on flights – thanks to Boeing and Airbus who now deliver passenger aircrafts that can be called mini freighters, there is an open opportunity to monetize excess belly space and increase revenue-generation opportunities for Airlines. SmartKargo offers a ready to go solution for Air Carriers to participate in this opportunity.
It opens new business models like door-to-door product offerings, an online marketplace to book cargo and many other tools that stimulate growth and revenue, improve operational performance and facilitate collaboration for everyone in the transportation chain and ultimately provides businesses and consumers with another choice for express shipments. I am excited to be a part of this growth and opportunity to make a difference” said Olivier. Prior to joining SmartKargo, he has spent over 20 years of his career life serving the Air Transport industry, first by leading the Global Air Transport Consulting Practice at Cap Gemini Group and Cap Gemini Ernst & Young and lately for the past 15 years as the President & Global Leader of Unisys Global Travel & Transportation Industry business.
“Olivier has deep experience in the domain and is a well-respected leader in this industry. He strengthens our management team and will play a significant role in fast-growing our business and expanding our solutions and business model,” said Milind Tavshikar, CEO of SmartKargo and QuantumID Technologies