Tvm: Delhi-based all cargo airline Aryan Cargo Express (ACE) has picked Technopark based IBS’ Cargo solution iCargo to automate its entire cargo operations.
A company official said that the deal for implementing the cargo solution was signed on Tuesday at the Bombay Exhibition Center, as part of the Air Cargo India 2010 conclave. ACE, which will start operations early this year, joins a list of users that include leading names in the aviation cargo industry like Nippon Cargo Airways, All Nippon Airways, Qantas Freight, Austrian Airlines, Spice Jet, Kingfisher Airlines, Olympic Air, and Tokyo International Air Cargo Terminal Ltd. Within a short time since launch, iCargo has become a leading IT solution for air cargo management in the world and is now being viewed by the global airline freight industry as a viable and proven alternative to the expensive legacy systems that have been traditionally used by most airlines for the past decades.
ACE has opted for the Software as a Service (SaaS) mode of iCargo where the solution will be hosted from IBS’ data center. Airlines world over are increasingly opting for SaaS or hosted models of IT solutions which works on a ‘pay as you use’ basis wherein customers are spared the large upfront costs for using the software. IBS, with four data centers around the world and a 24×7 global help desk, is a member of a select band of aviation IT product companies that offers its new-generation solutions on a hosted basis.
According to Capt. Mukut Pathak, CMD, Aryan Cargo Express, “We selected IBS’ cargo solution iCargo with its rich and comprehensive functionality, keeping in mind our immediate requirement to start operations, as well as the inevitable need to scale up to meet our aspirations of being a global cargo player. We are sure iCargo with its track record of success, will help us achieve our business goals”.
Akshay Shrivastava, Senior VP & Global Head of Cargo Line of Business for IBS added, “We are very pleased that Aryan Cargo Express has selected iCargo to enable its launch and to fuel its ambitious growth plans.”