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Panalpina gains Cargo 2000 certification

[ October 24, 2011   //   ]

The Panalpina group has achieved Phase 1 Cargo 2000 certification for airport-to-airport shipments.

Cargo 2000 aims to improve the efficiency of air cargo through measurable processes backed by quality standards. It operates as an industry group within the International Air Transport Association (IATA) composed of major airlines, freight forwarders, ground handling agents, trucking companies and IT providers.

Phase 1 manages airport-to-airport movements including shipment planning and tracking at Master Air Waybill level. Once a booking is made, a plan is automatically created with a series of checkpoints against which every air cargo shipment is managed and measured, enabling the system to alert Cargo 2000 members to any deviation of the plan and to respond pro-actively.

Phase 2 certification, which covers door-to-door shipments is expected to follow in 2013, in line with the roll-out of a strategic IT initiative at Panalpina. The forwarder plans to carry out a feasibility study for Phase 2 certification in the first quarter of 2012.

It will focus on shipment planning and tracking at the more complex House Air Waybill level and provides interactive monitoring of the door-to-door movement. Certification will go hand-in-hand with a major transformation initiative which includes a global roll-out of standardized processes and a new SAP TM application.

The third and final phase of Cargo 2000 manages shipment planning and tracking at individual piece level with real-time management of transportation.