Descartes Systems Group, a global on-demand software-as-a-service (SaaS) logistics solutions provider, has announced that Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates-based Etihad Crystal Cargo has selected Descartes Cargo 2000 to help the airline comply with business process and automation standards established by the International Air Transport Association (IATA).
Cargo 2000, an industry initiative led by IATA, was created to standardise processes that improve efficiencies for the worldwide air cargo industry. Descartes has supported IATAs Cargo 2000 initiative since 1998 and provides a highly effective offering that leverages the power of Descartes Global Logistics Network (GLN) to help users, such as Etihad Crystal Cargo, comply with Cargo 2000 certification requirements.
Etihad Crystal Cargo continues to improve the efficiency of our operations and service and we are proud to take this step towards gaining full Cargo 2000 certification, said Des Vertannes, Etihad Airways Executive Vice President Cargo. Descartes Cargo 2000 will help us make greater use of the GLN and to quickly identify and respond to transportation and shipments.
Using Descartes Cargo 2000, Etihad Crystal Cargo can monitor shipments at a master air waybill level between airports; monitor events and match route map milestones against actual event timing; consolidate status data of multiple route maps to obtain statistical data about transportation quality; and use route maps to describe transportation milestones from origin to destination.
Etihad Crystal Cargo is a valued Descartes customer, and we are pleased that we could extend the value of our GLN to help them comply with Cargo 2000, said Edward Ryan, EVP, Global Field Operations for Descartes. Descartes is committed to delivering results for our customers and we believe Cargo 2000, together with IATAs e-freight initiative, are important steps in air cargo process standardisation.
About Etihad Crystal Cargo
Launched in 2004, Etihad Crystal Cargo is the fast growing cargo division of Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates. The companys goal is to build a truly 21st Century airline offering sophisticated and innovative air cargo services, based on three core promises: Ultimate Information Transparency; 21st Century Technology; and Total Customer Focus.
Descartes, is making the world a better place by enabling global organizations with logistics-intensive businesses to save money by improving the productivity and performance of their operations. Underlying Descartes offerings is the Descartes Global Logistics Network (GLN), one of the worlds most extensive multi-modal business applications network. As a federated software-as-a-service (SaaS) platform, the Descartes GLN combines with component-based nano sized applications to provide messaging services between logistics trading partners, shipment management services to help manage third party carriers and private fleet management services for organizations of all sizes.