Release Date: 29 May 2008
Release ID: 1068
Royal Jordanian chose Cargospot, the state-of-the-art cargo-IT platform of CHAMP Cargosystems to replace its existing in-house cargo system. The investment in a new environment is part of the initiatives to enhance the air cargo infrastructure in the recently privatized carrier in all aspects of sales, reservations, pricing, management information, and cargo handling. The airline will fully implement Cargospot in October this year.
RJ operates the cargo terminal at Queen Alia International Airport serving almost 30 airline clients. With Cargospot, an end-to-end air cargo system developed in Switzerland and used by more than 80 international companies, airline clients and their logistics partners will be able to fully benefit from all standard industry interfaces to finally do “e-business” with Royal Jordanian.
President/CEO Samer Majali stressed that “the airline is fully dedicated to support the Jordanian government’s initiatives to facilitate business with required investments. An electronic interface to Jordanian Customs Authorities will greatly speed up processes for all clients at RJ’s hub at Queen Alia International Airport. The recent extension of customs operating hours has already yielded significant improvements for our customers.”
The airline is currently completing the second phase of the upgrade of its Amman cargo terminal, which will include semi-automated racking systems and increased capacity for storage and rapid handling of import cargoes. Further sizeable investments in the storage and processing facilities are planned for the next 24 months.
The airline’s cargo unit is also driving its quality management. With Cargospot in place, Royal Jordanian plans to join the Cargo 2000 initiative designed to improve communication with all logistics’ partners. It is also supporting The International Air Transport Association (IATA) in its move to introduce “Paper-free” cargo to Jordan.
Ingo Roessler, Vice-President Cargo said “RJ is fully backing IATA's initiative, which would enable Jordan to become an early-adopter of the “paper-free” scheme. Thus it will be at the fore-front of the movement in synch with the leading carriers in the business and a pioneer in the Levant.”
Royal Jordanian Cargo has reported significant growth in the first quarter of this year as it registered an increase by 18% in the total uplifted cargo and by 31% in the revenues against the first quarter of 2007.
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