Thailand’s 2nd largest forwarder making e-progress
Thailand’s second largest air forwarder, Trans Air Cargo Co Ltd (TAC) is pushing ahead with electronic air cargo operations after having begun their transition to e-AWBs earlier this year after selecting WIN as its IT solutions provider.
August 3, 2015
By Donald Urquhart
Thailand’s second largest air forwarder, Trans Air Cargo Co Ltd (TAC) is pushing ahead with electronic air cargo operations after having begun their transition to e-AWBs earlier this year and is now sending 400 to 500 AWBs per month electronically.
“Continuous engagement with airlines on a local level is an important factor, as airline headquarters may be ready but that doesn’t mean their local offices are,” said Keree Chaichanavong, managing director, TAC.
“Selecting the right technology partner is vital, it’s one thing to begin sending electronic data, and it’s a further step to go paperless as per the IATA Resolution 672,” he added. The first step was to get connected and begin transmitting data to all of its airline partners. Next TAC engaged with each locally to coordinate the switch to full e-AWB.
“We selected WIN as our technology provider due to their airline coverage, experience in helping independent forwarders make the switch to e-AWB, ease of use, and proactive support. By using WIN to transmit electronic master and house AWB data to airlines, we save money and get full tracking.”
“WIN has full coverage with 90 airlines so we have a single process and in Thailand WIN has implemented a connection with Bangkok Flight Services (BFS), the leading ground handler, to automatically update actual weights in the system from the warehouse receipt.