CargoFlash, EDIFly push encrypted messaging for air cargo

CargoFlash has embedded EDIfly’s technology into its cloud-based platform to enable free, encrypted messaging for its air cargo solutions.

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Software providers CargoFlash Infotech and Luxembourg-based EDIfly have teamed up to come up with an innovative solution for the aviation and logistics sector. CargoFlash has embedded EDIfly’s technology into its cloud-based platform to enable free, encrypted messaging for its air cargo management solutions.

The technology adds an instant proof-of-delivery on CargoFlash communication exchanges through a digital signature, allowing complete process control for its business partners. Users will be able to benefit from free, web-based exchanges with stakeholders across the air cargo supply chain, from ground handling, warehouse management, road feeder services, forwarders to cargo community systems and even governments, the company noted.

The implementation is completely seamless, the India-based company noted, as the encrypted messaging software relies on the same IATA addresses, which are already in use by legacy messaging providers, including SITA and ARINC.

“Some clients on the comprehensive nGen management platform by CargoFlash work without a connection to legacy Type B providers while relying on the global IATA messaging standards and end-to-end encryption instead of using unsecured email for mission-critical communication,” said Ingo Roessler, commercial chief at EDIfly.

“Our software handles current and future messaging standards (Type B, Type X, EDIFACT) and connects with the partners without legacy circuits or fixed links. With EDIfly, the affiliates will experience a lower cost-base and improved data security compared to that of legacy providers,” he added.

CargoFlash sees the industry moving towards cloud-based computing for mission-critical applications, adding that some of its airline clients like Garuda Indonesia and Raya Airways, already enjoy the encrypted messaging technology. “With this association, we aim to reach out to all our existing as well as potential stakeholders, and effectively provide seamless solutions to the global air cargo market,” said Gautam Mandal, products director.

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