Cargo iQ looks to broaden reach and expand coverage in 2021

Cargo iQ will increase its reach and coverage in 2021, testing new trucking milestones as part of its mission to measure 100% of shipments along its Master Operating Plan (MOP), the company announced at its recent Annual General Meeting (AGM).

The group which aims to create and implement quality standards for the worldwide air cargo industry, is working on new rules to prevent ‘unreportable’ shipments along the MOP— Cargo iQ’s Route Map following the end-to-end journey of air cargo shipments.

The company said it will also focus on further engagement with independent forwarders to grow take-up of its Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) Solution aimed at forwarders who work with member airlines on a small-scale or regional basis.

“The last year has proven that the air cargo industry can rise to the occasion, now we should learn from what we have just been through and move from ambition to lived reality,” said Henrik Ambak, Chairman of Cargo iQ and Senior Vice President, Worldwide Cargo Operations at Emirates SkyCargo.

“The pandemic did teach us a lesson in agility, and we should embrace a ‘create and they will follow’ mentality. The next year will see us further push for 100% reporting, ensure we are the true quality management system that the industry uses to facilitate its commercial customer promise, and we must broaden and grow our membership, including with SMEs,” Ambak said.

Cargo iQ Executive Director Ariaen Zimmerman said that despite a difficult twelve months, the group had adapted well to new working conditions, and Working Groups had pushed ahead with ongoing projects.

“We launched more training than ever before, and the videos of those sessions are now online for members to learn from as a resource. We are pushing ahead with changes to the Audit and Reporting to improve the quality of the data we provide. After the unique and challenging year that we have had, we are ready for 2021,” he said.

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