Panalpina announces Cargo 2000 certification

Panalpina has announced that the Group is now Cargo 2000 certified for Phase


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Panalpina announces Cargo 2000 certification

Panalpina has announced that the Group is now Cargo 2000 certified for Phase 1. Cargo 2000 is an industry initiative in three phases aiming at implementing a quality management system for the worldwide air cargo industry across multiple stake-holders. Phase 1 manages airport-to-airport, Phase 2 door-to-door shipments. Phase 2 certification is expected to follow in 2013, in line with the roll-out of a strategic IT initiative at Panalpina. Panalpina is set to do a feasibility study for Phase 2 certification in the first quarter of 2012. Phase 2 is focused on shipment planning and tracking at House Air Waybill level and provides interactive monitoring of the door-todoor movement. “Phase 2 requirements are more complex, changes in our operations’ IT systems are necessary,” explains Irina Novikova, corporate head of Business Transformation at Panalpina. “Phase 2 certification would therefore go hand-in-hand with our major transformation initiative which includes a global rollout of standardised processes and a new SAP TM application.” Based on this initiative, Panalpina expects Phase 2 certification during 2013. The third and final phase of Cargo 2000 manages shipment planning and tracking at individual piece level. This provides for real-time management of the transportation at piece level. In the attempt to operate in a paperless environment, the IATA e-freight initiative and Cargo 2000 are complementing each other.