Lufthansa Cargo goes live with Technopark’s IT firm

Thiruvananthapuram/Frankfurt: Lufthansa Cargo has gone live with Technopark headquartered IBS’ iCargo IT solution at 120 stations in its network, including its three hubs of Frankfurt, Munich and Vienna.

Frankfurt is not only Lufthansa Cargo’s main hub for its global operations, but also one of Europe’s busiest cargo gateways.

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An IBS press release issued here on Wednesday said this massive transformation was achieved through a seamless system cutover, with Lufthansa Cargo Frankfurt operations in full swing and without major business disruptions.

Developed in 2006 in collaboration with six global airlines, iCargo is the new generation Cargo Management Solution from IBS that manages the cargo movement from shipper to consignee.

Its key strength is its fully integrated, single database, electronic information processing backbone bringing enhanced data integrity and lower information processing costs.

iCargo is capable of addressing the needs of all kinds of cargo operations – large or small, combination or pure freighter and is the chosen cargo management solution for over 20 leading airlines across the globe including Lufthansa, All Nippon Airways, British Airways, Indigo, Turkish, Qantas, South African Airways and Nippon Cargo Airlines.

Karl-Rudolf Rupprecht, member of the executive board of Lufthansa Cargo said IBS has had the best offering in the industry and their decision to jointly execute the project has verified to be the very best.

“iCargo has proven to be the right product regardless of station or hub size and delivered countless value driving functionalities. The modernised IT platform from now onwards acts a lever, enabling us to efficiently introduce innovation and continuously the best products for our customers” said Rupprecht.

The iCargo system will be operated by around 4,500 Lufthansa Cargo users across the world and will support the global cargo operations of Lufthansa Cargo to over 300 destinations spread across 100 countries.

VK Mathews, executive chairman, IBS Group said the successful cutover is a testimony to IBS’ capability, professionalism and commitment to support the requirements of global organisations such as Lufthansa Cargo, renowned for its disciplined business practices.

“iCargo will, I am sure, add significant business value to Lufthansa Cargo to achieve increased operational efficiencies and growth,” said Mathews.

Headquartered at the Technopark campus, IBS Software was one of the first companies that opened in the Technopark campus in the late 90s and has now become a leading global provider of new generation IT solutions to the global travel, transportation and logistics industry and operates from 10 business centres in the Americas, Europe, Asia-Pacific and Middle East and Africa.