JAL Cargo goes live with first phase of its technology transformation program with CHAMP Cargosystems

Luxembourg - At 06:30 JST on Sunday 28th September 2014, flight JAL 371 departed from Tokyo’s Haneda airport bound for Kitakyushu with the first shipments to be processed through CHAMP’s Cargospot service.

This successful cutover is important milestone in the transformation of JAL Cargo’s technology in support of its business operations and provide enhanced service to its customers. JAL and CHAMP have worked hard together to ensure a seamless transition and this continues to reinforce CHAMP’s strength in providing leading solutions in the air cargo community.

John Johnston, CEO of CHAMP Cargosystems, commented “As a leading provider of operational systems to the air logistics community, we are delighted to announce the successful cutover of Japan Airlines domestic operations as a first phase of a complete 

technology transformation program. Cargospot is already servicing the largest single community of carriers, ground handlers and GSAs in the world with business critical applications, and our expansion into Japanese market marks a significant milestone in our evolution.”

Tsuyoshi Yamamura, Executive Officer for Cargo and Mail business from Japan Airlines said “It ‘s  a  great  pleasure to have succeeded in  IT transformation for domestic business after quite long interval  since JAL Cargo  started using  the last generation system about  30 years ago. This successful cutover is merely the  first milestone of  JAL Cargo IT Transformation, however,  achieving to the  first milestone  was  a truly big  challenge  for us   as it  was unprecedented case for JAL  to replace a core  business  legacy system by so-called  Software-as-a-service. JAL Cargo recognizes  that this success  will give us good and firm  opportunities to be able to improve quality of service for customers, as well as to lend impetus to prosperous business future, and use of  Cargospot Service  will maximize our cost-efficiency in  IT innovation. JAL Cargo is placing high expectations on successful and smooth roll-out to international business as the final  milestone.”

Continuing, James Fernandez, Vice President for Global Commercial Operations stated: “We are honored to have Japan Airlines become part of the CHAMP community and this represents an important milestone in delivering world-class solutions and support to world-class carriers.  Our continued investment in the Cargospot platform delivers excellent functionality, service and cost effectiveness for our community of customers.”

The air cargo industry particularly needs to transform itself and modernize and needs a strategic approach to IT investments. JAL Cargo has recognized this and together with CHAMP Cargosystems continues to innovate, invest and grow in support of the wider air cargo community.

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