May 11, 2016: Air Canada Cargo, Canada's largest provider of air cargo services has renewed its agreement for the cloud-based Unisys Logistics Management System (LMS) to manage its domestic and international air cargo services, as well as Unisys' Cargo Portal Services and In-transit Service Manager.
A long-time Unisys client and active member of the Unisys Cargo User Group (UCUG), Air Canada was one of the earliest adopters of Unisys cloud services in 1997. The carrier conducted a full evaluation of options before choosing the speed and flexibility of Unisys' LMS solution. The cloud-based delivery model includes monthly updates and faster speed-to-market than traditional software operation.
"In addition to the benefits of our established relationships and valued presence in the Unisys cargo community, we particularly value the open and modern interfaces of LMS that allow third party providers to 'plug and play' with our enterprise system," said Lise-Marie Turpin, vice president, Air Canada Cargo. "We are committed to using technology to deliver world-class cargo services and innovation, and having a partner with wide domain and technology expertise on whom we can rely to deliver our business and help us grow through differentiated services is critical."
As part of the extension, Unisys and Air Canada Cargo are also collaborating to bring new initiatives to LMS designed to create commercial and operational business benefits for the carrier.
"We welcome the further innovation we have planned together such as the mobilisation of cargo technology away from a personal computer and keyboard," said Christopher Shawdon, vice president, Logistics Solutions for Unisys. Unisys LMS is used by leading airlines worldwide to manage their air cargo business.