Hawaiian renews SmartKargo contract for five years

Hawaiian Airlines said it has renewed its five-year contract with cloud-based software-as-a-service (SaaS) firm SmartKargo to manage the carrier’s airfreight business. Hawaiian was the first U.S.-based carrier to adopt the SmartKargo cloud platform in 2014, and later implemented the company’s Go Live service in 2015. “As a result, our team was able to further digitize […]

Cracking the Customs Code: Can customs clearance ever be automated?

Imagine you’re a forwarder handling the logistics needs of an up-and-coming e-tailer in the Latin American market, that sources goods from China. Your client is intent on offering customers the same delivery windows as the Amazons and the Alibabas of the world: less than 72 hours between the time a customer places the order on […]

Aerolíneas Argentinas, SmartKargo to partner for door-to-door e-commerce service

Combination carrier Aerolíneas Argentinas is partnering with IT company SmartKargo to develop what Máximo Amadeo, commercial director of Aerolíneas Argentinas, calls “a real 24-hour, door-to-door service across the country” for e-commerce delivery. The digital offering can be likened to apps like Uber, in that independent couriers will be able to elect to participate in the […]

Oman Air launches ERP system through SmartKargo

Oman Air Cargo implemented its new cloud-based enterprise resource planning (ERP) system through its IT provider, SmartKargo. SmartKargo’s ERP system allows web access for the carrier’s agents and employees, and digitalizes key airfreight processes, including e-airway bills and associated documents in an “e-pouch.” “We can now provide easy, secure access via integration with any business […]

Alaska Airlines to run SmartKargo for airfreight booking

Alaska Airlines has chosen SmartKargo to provide its booking engine for Alaska’s North American cargo business, the carrier recently announced. The cloud-based software uses a “smart booking process” that is user-friendly, and has a back-end system that condenses the booking requirements onto a single screen. The engine comes pre-loaded with key information, such as IATA […]

Oman Air chooses SmartKargo for IT services

Soon after announcing an expansion of its route-sharing agreement with Cargolux, Muscat-based Oman Air has signed on with SmartKargo, providers of cloud-based IT software, for management of the carrier’s sales and operations. The contract is scheduled to begin in June, SmartKargo said. Mahfood Al Harthy, chief officer of sales for Oman Air, said the carrier’s […]

SpiceJet teams with SmartKargo

India’s low-fare carrier, SpiceJet, has opted for SmartKargo, a cloud-based air cargo management system, becoming the first carrier in India to adopt the service for cargo operations. SmartKargo offers cloud computing, mobile platforms and data analytics. The system, built by MIT-trained engineers, runs on Microsoft’s Azure platform and is accessible 24/7 from any internet browser. […]

Funding the Future: Investing in online logistics startups

Milind Tavshikar, CEO of Smart­Kargo, has a relatively unusual pedigree for the air cargo business. Trained in computer engineering at India’s University of Pune and holder of an MBA from MIT’s Sloan School of Management, he seemed to fit the bill of an “IT guy” all the way; he has even helped build SAP systems […]

Hawaiian Airlines Cargo goes paperless

In a move to go paperless and update its system, Hawaiian Airlines Cargo switched to the new cloud-based IT operating platform, SmartKargo, in late June. The technology is said to create a 50 percent cut in the carrier’s overall transaction completion time. Using a cloud-based operating system also creates the ability to distribute the program […]