Oman Air aims for the cloud with SmartKargo

With SmartKargo's cloud-based solution every partner in the Oman Air cargo chain will have instant access to shipment information.

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Oman Air has chosen SmartKargo, providers of a 100 per cent cloud-based air cargo management solution, to power their cargo sales and operations, beginning June 2016.

SmartKargo offers a robust set of tools for managing warehouse and ramp operations, accessible from any device with an Internet connection. And with a system “born on the cloud,” every partner in the Oman Air cargo chain will have instant access to shipment

According to SmartKargo, there’s is the only cargo platform that is 100 per cent cloud-based, which delivers a range of benefits for users, including electronic air waybills; highly flexible pricing and ratemaking to increase cargo sales; quick completion of all tasks; and 24/7/365 support from trained SmartKargo experts through three global call centres.


Mahfood Al Harthy, chief officer sales, said: “SmartKargo has one of the best solutions in the marketplace. Our objective is to have a rapid deployment of an industry-standard solution without having to spend on infrastructure and SmartKargo meets that criterion.

“Moreover, SmartKargo’s robust and flexible capabilities will help us leverage our joint venture agreement with Cargolux to develop Muscat as a logistics hub, ready to flow a wide range of commodities from the USA, Europe, and Africa to destinations throughout the Gulf and Middle East, South Asia, and beyond.”

Oman Air operates a fleet of 40 widebody and narrowbody aircraft, including B787s, to 50 destinations throughout the Gulf and Middle East, and beyond to Europe, Africa, South Asia, and Southeast Asia.

Des Vertannes, strategic advisor at SmartKargo said: “SmartKargo is an ideal solution for a rapidly growing airline like Oman Air. SmartKargo’s versatility combined with the rapid implementation will enable Oman Air to quickly capture the system’s many benefits. In my experience as a recently retired head of cargo at IATA, it used to take many years and millions of dollars to implement a cargo IT solution.

Jay Shelat, EVP sales and marketing, SmartKargo said: “We are delighted that Oman Air has chosen SmartKargo to power its innovative and fast-growing cargo business. Oman Air joins Hawaiian Airlines, Norwegian, and eight other forward-thinking airlines that clearly understand that a future-ready cargo management solution is the only way to meet the challenges of a rapidly-evolving logistics sector.

“These airlines and other companies in the cargo ecosystem benefit from what we deliver: Improved revenues and better customer service. Greater efficiency and more flexibility. And instant information for better decisions.”

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