IATA WCS: Cargo 2000 rebranded as Cargo iQ

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Ariaen Zimmerman, executive cirector, Cargo iQ, Max Sauberschwarz, chairman of Cargo iQ’s membership board and Kuehne+Nagel’s global head of carrier and gateway air logistics, Nabil Sultan, Emirates' divisional senior vice president for cargo

Cargo 2000 (C2K) has rebranded as Cargo iQ as part of a strategic transformation programme including a Smart Data Project, and a new audit and certification scheme.

New members have also joined up and add to the 82 already part of the group. They are Emirates SkyCargo, Brussels Airport, Vienna International Airport, CargoAware and Fraport.

The rebranding is part of a change programme and was revealed at the International Air Transport Association’s World Cargo Symposium in Berlin today.

Emirates SkyCargo announced it has joined the organisation as a full member for the first time after having had an observer on the board for the past year.

CargoiQ executive director, Ariaen Zimmerman says: “Cargo iQ members work together to measure success and continuously improve the value of airfreight for customers.

“We have successfully developed a system with clear milestones and unique route maps, and thanks to our reliable monitoring, members can improve their services to customers.

“Our new Smart Data Project will add 110 million lines of performance data annually, allowing our members to further improve their processes and adding more value to the air cargo industry.

“We are excited to embark on this next chapter of our work, which benefits the whole industry, with innovative ideas and new members.”

Emirates divisional senior vice president of cargo, Nabil Sultan says with the rebranding and the launch of the strategic transformation programme, the carrier felt that the time was right to become a member.

Ten million airport-to-airport and 5.5 million door-to-door shipments were measured by Cargo iQ in 2015, enabling members to take action to improve and standardise internal processes by identifying where quality was an issue.

This year, the group will implement a new audit and certification scheme, which is focused on giving the Cargo iQ Quality Management System Certification higher international recognition.

Brussels Airport head of cargo, Steven Polmans tells Air Cargo Week it has been talking with the group for six years about joining, but felt the time was right to sign up when the rebranding and changes were announced.

He says the gateway had been separately talking to other European airports about sharing statistics and data, but this was the best option and feels the sharing of data between the different members of the supply chain will only help enhance cargo efficiency and operations and drive growth at Brussels.