MASkargo opts for Unisys' Logistics Management System
MAB Kargo (MASkargo) has successfully cut over to Unisys' cloud-based Logistics Management System (LMS) to manage its domestic and international cargo services.
All of MASkargo's core system functions from the previous mainframe-based system were transitioned to Unisys' cloud-based LMS. The cutover included customisations to integrate with the carrier's automated warehouse system.
MASkargo is the cargo division of Malaysia Airlines. It is the largest ground handling agent in Kuala Lumpur and acts as the agent for more than 30 foreign airlines at its Advanced Cargo Centre to accept, process and deliver cargo shipments which are carried on foreign carriers' flights.
In total MASkargo processes approximately 1.5 million master and house air waybills per year.
"Due to the nature of our daily operations, we needed a heavy duty system which was accessible system-wide. Being a cloud-based system, we will be able to access regular updates and enhancements in the future," said Ahmad Luqman Mohd Azmi, chief executive officer of MASkargo.
The Internet-based system provides global access in a direct and cost efficient manner. Featuring a user friendly graphic interface, the system enables users to make reservations anytime and anywhere based on controls built into the system.
Christopher Shawdon, vice president Logistics Solutions for Unisys said, "Our cloud-based delivery model allowed MASkargo to transition to our cargo management system much more quickly than it would have been able to transition to a traditional software environment. MASkargo also joins our community of leading air cargo carriers to have input into, and benefit from, ongoing enhancements of common interest."
Unisys LMS is used by leading airlines worldwide to manage their air cargo business. The cloud-based delivery model allows airlines to reduce costs compared to running traditional software systems, and speeds the pace of change as enhancements are deployed each month for all clients. The cloud model also helps members work collaboratively on developments.
Unisys has more than 45 years of experience providing advanced, mission-critical IT solutions to the travel and transportation industry. Unisys cargo solutions are used to process approximately 20 percent of the world's air cargo and are used by many of the world's leading carriers that collaborate via the Unisys Cargo User Group (UCUG).
Unisys and UCUG members have worked with the International Air Transport Association (IATA) for more than 20 years on initiatives such as e-Freight, Cargo iQ (formerly Cargo 2000) and XML messaging.