DNATA's Calogi spreads its wings
Calogi, a self-service web-based portal that has already saved Dubai’s forwarding community an estimated US$953,000 is now being rolled out across the GCC.
The community portal is aimed at simplifying the airfreight business, enabling local stakeholders to interact with each other seamlessly throughout the supply chain. Calogi was initially introduced from July 2008 onwards and more than 45% of all air cargo transactions between Dubai airfreight operators and the seven FreightGate facilities operated by Dnata are now conducted on the system.
The roll-out plan will initially target the UAE and will be available in the next nine months; the rest of the GCC will follow thereafter. Calogi not only assists with e-business, it also provides access to industry contacts, statistics and IATA, ACI and Cargo 2000 reports, in addition to a ‘Track and Trace’ facility.
“What makes Calogi different from other community portals is that it has been developed with the small to medium-sized agents and airlines in mind. Having said that Calogi’s local functionality also makes it a very attractive solution for the bigger players in our industry,” said Patrick Murray, head of Calogi.
“We will continue to enhance Calogi in terms of functionality over the coming months. However, even as it stands today, I am confident we have a world class product, the like of which our industry has not seen before. I urge everyone involved in the logistics supply chain to give it a try and see what a difference it can make to their business,” Murray added.