Cargo iQ has successfully trialled a new Small and Medium Enterprise solution.

This is aimed at providing vastly improved planning and control options to small and medium sized forwarders who work with member airlines on a small scale or regional basis.

The SME Solution will enable a Route Map and status updates to be made available to the forwarder for individual consignments in line with the common business practices and milestones set out in Cargo iQ’s Master Operating Plan. Cargo iQ members developed the MOP as a system of clearly defined common business processes.

“With Cargo iQ SME, we provide a turnkey solution for independent freight forwarders to benefit from shipment planning and control through shared Route Maps and operational visibility for various milestones along the shipment lifecycle,” explained Chris Davies, Manager Product and Technology, at Cargo iQ.

“Cargo iQ’s members work together to continuously improve the value of airfreight for customers and, by expanding our Solutions Portfolio, we are opening the door to a wider section of the air cargo industry.”

After registering with an accredited Cargo iQ SME IT Service Provider, forwarders can benefit from Cargo iQ performance management tools straightaway.

The SME Solution trial started with CCS Italy, using Riege Software's back-end Cargo Data Management Platform (CDMP) technology. CCS Italy specialises in innovative, value-added IT solutions for freight forwarders, air cargo carriers and ground handling agents.