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Cargo iQ is the new name for Cargo 2000 as Emirates Skycargo joins the organisation

Posted 17 March 2016 · Add Comment

Cargo iQ is the new name for Cargo 2000 (C2K).

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 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. 

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.” 

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. 

“Cargo iQ stands for collaboration, trust, quality, reliability, and innovation,” he said. “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.”

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. 

"With the rebranding of Cargo iQ and the launch of their strategic transformation programme, we felt that the time was right to become a member. 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. 

Cargo iQ members are also able to follow best practices and define common processes with industry partners in the supply chain. 

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. 

“I welcome this brand refresh as Cargo iQ marks the start of a new chapter for the great work initiated by Cargo 2000,” said Glyn Hughes, global head of cargo, IATA. “The air cargo industry continues to face enormous challenges and in order to fulfil the value proposition shippers demand, we must focus much more on delivering quality. Cargo iQ’s new approach to benchmarking and the use of smart data will help ensure we can indeed meet that objective.” 

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