Emirates SkyCargo joins CargoiQ to push standards
Emirates SkyCargo has joined CargoiQ, an IATA group of over 80 key global air cargo players, to enhance quality standards in the worldwide air cargo industry.
CargoiQ’s mission is to collaboratively create industry standards that would result in reliable and timely delivery of shipments throughout the entire air transport supply chain.
“We are delighted to become a member of CargoiQ as its mission aligns with Emirates SkyCargo’s long-established commitment of ‘Delivered as Promised’ to our customers,” said Nabil Sultan, Emirates divisional senior vice president, Cargo.
“We have been following CargoiQ’s development over the years and are impressed with the solid initiatives it has developed, including the Master Operating Plan, which was conceptualised to support the implementation of quality management processes and metrics,” he added.
"With the rebranding of CargoiQ and the launch of their strategic transformation programme, we felt that the time was right to become a member. We look forward to making meaningful contributions to the group as well as learning from fellow members to further improve our own quality assurance programme.”
Emirates SkyCargo has appointed Henrik Ambak, senior vice president for Emirates’ Cargo Operations Worldwide, to the CargoiQ board.
Emirates will adopt the Master Operating Plan into its shipment cycle management. The system has been endorsed by IATA as a recommended practice and therefore accepted as the air cargo industry standard description of the end-to-end transportation process from shipper to consignee.
“Emirates SkyCargo has always driven industry development and it’s exciting to see them recognising our value in setting industry standards and innovating air cargo quality,” said Ariaen Zimmerman, executive director, CargoiQ.
“With Emirates SkyCargo on board, serving over 150 destinations in over 80 countries on 6 continents, we see our impact on the industry grow significantly. CargoiQ will be stronger than ever in showing the value of transparent performance.”
Emirates SkyCargo is the world’s largest international air cargo carrier using cargo hold capacity in Emirates’ fleet of 249 passenger aircraft. The air cargo fleet includes 15 freighters – 13 Boeing 777-Fs and two B747-400ERFs.