Silk Way West streamlines cargo operations with Descartes system


Descartes Systems Group has announced that Silk Way West Airlines is now using its cloud-based Global Air Messaging Gateway.

The IT provider says it helps Silk Way West Airlines achieve higher standards of service and minimiae costs by expanding and automating air cargo communication processes such as the electronic airway bill (e-AWB).

Silk Way West chief executive officer, Kamran Gasimov says: “In an industry where margins are slim, we need to work together with our trading partners to reduce costs and maximize efficiency by eliminating manual and paper-based processes.

“We’re taking a significant step toward realizing these benefits and are pleased to have the technology in place to meet current and future electronic communication initiatives, such as the e-AWB, by using Descartes’ industry-leading air cargo connectivity solution.”

Descartes’ Global Air Messaging Gateway helps carriers automate connectivity to trading partners, monitor shipment status in real-time, and communicate timely status updates to both forwarders and consignees.

The solution uses Descartes’ cloud-based Global Logistics Network (GLN) for multimodal, inter-enterprise electronic data exchange.

Descartes GLN provides members with a wide array of services that span the entire shipment management process including contract management, freight booking, shipment tracking, and security and trade compliance filings.

“We’re pleased that Silk Way West is enhancing its operational performance and achieving higher levels of customer satisfaction with the rapid deployment of our messaging gateway solution on the Descartes GLN,” says Jan Markill, sales director for the EMEA region at Descartes.

“We’ve been helping carriers across the globe shift to more electronic processes for over 20 years and will continue to build on this long-standing commitment to further automate and improve the air cargo industry at large.”