Mar 17, 2016: Cargo 2000 (C2K) has been rebranded as Cargo iQ as part of a strategic transformation programme including a Smart Data Project and new certification scheme.
Cargo IQ is an IATA interest group with the mission of creating and implementing quality standards for the worldwide air cargo industry.
The rebrand is part of a change programme, which has seen the 82-member IATA specialist interest group embark on a Smart Data Project, as well as a new audit and certification scheme.
Emirates SkyCargo is amongst the new members to join. Other new members include Brussels Airport, Frankfurt Airport, Vienna Airport plc, and CargoAware, a division of Franwell.
“Cargo iQ members work together to measure success and continuously improve the value of airfreight for customers,” said Ariaen Zimmerman, executive director, Cargo iQ.
“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. Having the biggest air cargo carrier on the planet amongst our new members just adds to that excitement,” said Zimmerman.
Max Sauberschwarz, chairman of Cargo iQ’s Membership Board and Kuehne+Nagel’s global head of Carrier and Gateway Air Logistics, said he was looking forward to the rebrand building positive momentum for the organisation’s work in the industry.
“Our organisation provides value for our members and for the air freight industry and we are excited to be progressing with the new name now, based on the achievements of the group to date,” he added.
Nabil Sultan, Emirates’ Divisional senior vice president, Cargo, said, “We are delighted to become a member of Cargo iQ, as its mission dovetails Emirates SkyCargo’s long-established commitment of ‘Delivered as Promised’ to our customers. We look forward to making meaningful contributions to the group as well as learning from fellow members to further improve our own quality assurance programme.”
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.
Pictured left to right: Ariaen Zimmerman, executive director, 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, Cargo