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Translago relies on electronic airfreight handling with Traxon EDI

Traxon Europe, the international provider of e-communication solutions to the airfreight industry, has won Translago as a customer, the first Colombian forwarder using EDI messaging services. For the renowned forwarder Translago it is a big step forward into the new e-freight era.

Frankfurt am Main, March 24, 2010 – The Colombian forwarder Translago, increasingly reliant on paperless communication in its airfreight business, has now begun using the EDI services of Traxon Europe. Translago has been active in Colombia for the past 25 years, having secured itself a privileged market position as a specialist for perishables and dry goods.

Traxon EDI gives the Colombian forwarding company new opportunities to increase its efficiency and customer satisfaction. “Paperless message exchange with Traxon EDI offers clear advantages to our clients. That was a key consideration in making our decision,” explains Translago Managing Director Christian Lüchau. Moreover, almost all airlines Translago works with are already connected to the Traxon Europe network. “With Traxon Europe we have 20 years of expertise in global cargo communication on our side. Traxon's competence and capacity for innovation can only benefit us in the long run.”

Translago is well-known for its effective service and smooth customs handling. Traxon EDI provides even more cost advantages - for example, in sending FHL reports for shipments to the U.S.

Traxon EDI stands for optimal connectivity, customized consulting, and seamless data transmission. The integrated host-to-host solution supports various transmission protocols and is compatible with all standard message formats. By choosing Traxon EDI, Translago can now use numerous other Traxon Europe products as well. First and foremost this means receiving proactive status updates (FSU), which will be available on Translago's web platform in the near future.

For Juan Enrique Salazar, Area Manager Sales The Americas at Traxon Europe, the quality of customer support also played a role in opting for Traxon EDI. “Apart from its comprehensive range of services, Traxon Europe offers its EDI customers individual support and step-by-step guidance during the implementation phase. This, too, was a persuasive argument for Translago.”

Company portrait

TRAXON Europe, headquartered in Frankfurt am Main (Germany), was founded in 1991. The company’s dedicated professional team provides comprehensive, leading edge electronic communication solutions and services to the airfreight industry. TRAXON Europe’s innovative products help the different partners of the air cargo supply chain to electronically manage air shipments and meet Cargo 2000, IATA e-freight, WCO (World Customs Organization) and postal requirements. They optimize global process quality, increase in-time delivery and document accuracy by eliminating sources of error. TRAXON Europe not only boosts its clients’ customer service and gives them a competitive edge but it also greens their CO2 footprint by eliminating the need for paper.
The global network of TRAXON Europe links more than 9,000 offices of forwarders and third party providers of logistics services with some 100 international airlines. TRAXON Europe generated a turnover of about Eur 9.3 million in 2009. Around 144 million messages were transmitted that year.

For more information about TRAXON Europe, visit our website at

TRANSLAGO LTDA. is an international IATA freight forwarder, founded in 1984. It specializes in handling exports and imports of perishables and dry cargo. Certified according to ISO 9001 by SGS Colombia and also by the organization BASC (Business Alliance for Secure Commerce), the company complies with all import/export requirements, and customs regulations. The main office is located in Bogota (Colombia). The company has branches in Medellin, Cali and Cartagena (all in Columbia), and since 2000 an office in Quito (Ecuador). Translago is a partner in the A. Hardtrodt network with over 200 offices worldwide. It also cooperates with other qualified forwarders such as Mat Transport, Global Shipping and Concord Logistics amongst others.

For more information visit Translago’s website
59 Piccadilly Manchester M1 2AQ
Telephone: +44 (0)161 408 0542
Fax: +44 (0)870 432 1732

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