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.