Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Australian air Express joins iCargo initiative

Australian air Express, Australia's premier nationwide express air freight service, has joined the Core Group of Influence (CGI) Forum set up by IBS Software Services and will participate in the development of a next generation air cargo and logistics management system, "iCargo".

Australian air Express becomes the fifth member of the CGI Forum, which currently has on it as members Air New Zealand Cargo, Gulf Air, South African Airways Cargo and Qantas Freight.

IBS Software Services, a global IT company providing solutions to the Travel Transportation and Logistics (TTL) industry and based in Technopark here, embarked on the development of iCargo in 2003. The system is a new generation design using the latest Web-based tools and multi-tiered architecture, which will be a catalyst for change for cargo carriers within the logistics industry.

iCargo will enable the airlines, ground handlers and freight forwarders to enhance cargo business profitability and respond rapidly to changing market conditions, said Mr V.K. Mathews, Chairman and Managing Director, IBS Group.

iCargo will comprehensively address the entire logistics chain from shipper to consignee using Web-based

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