By Edward Attwood
The Jordanian flag carrier is replacing its in-house cargo system at Amman airport.
Royal Jordanian has inked a deal with Cargospot, the cargo-IT platform of CHAMP Cargosystems, to replace its existing in-house cargo system.
The agreement, which will be implemented in October this year, is part of the second phase of the airline's upgrade to its Amman cargo terminal, which will include semi-automated racking systems and increased capacity for storage and the rapid handling of import cargo.
Cargospot, an end-to-end system developed in Switzerland by CHAMP Cargosystems, will allow over 80 international companies, airline clients and their logistical partners to finally carry out e-business with Royal Jordanian.
The operator also hopes to join the Cargo 2000 initiative aimed at improving communication with logistics partners, and supports IATA's ‘paper-free' cargo initiative.
"An electronic interface to Jordanian Customs Authorities will greatly speed up processes for all clients at Royal Jordanian's hub at Queen Alia International Airport," announced president and CEO Samer Majali. "The recent extension of customs operating hours has already yielded significant improvements for our customers," he added.
The cargo operator reported an 18% increase in total uplifted cargo and a 31% rise in revenue in the first quarter of this year, as compared to the same period last year.