more Cargo 2000 members have successfully achieved accreditation for phase one
of the group's new quality management system for the air cargo industry. The latest
certification approvals takes to 17 the total number of airlines and freight forwarders
that have reached the first implementation milestone. This focuses on controlling
the airport-to-airport cycle at Master waybill level.
four members and the phase one sites accredited are:
Canada--sites accredited: London, Montreal and Paris
accredited: Frankfurt, London, New York, Rome and Tokyo
accredited: Hong Kong and New York
Airlines--sites accredited: Chicago, London and Tokyo
first stage of the implementation programme requires Cargo 2000's members to have
gained phase one accreditation for at least one major site by the end of 2001.
These initial quality processes automatically create a plan once a booking is
made that includes a series of checkpoints against which all air cargo movements
are managed and measured.
allows the system to immediately alert Cargo 2000 members to exceptions to the
plan, allowing corrective action to be taken to fulfil the service promise to
Cesana, Project Director of Cargo 2000, said: "The accreditation programme
for phase one is ongoing and we expect all members to achieve the end of the year
deadline. Significant progress is also starting towards the next stage of implementation
which addresses door-to-door deliveries at House waybill level."
phase one accreditation has been achieved, members will progressively adopt these
new quality processes across their worldwide networks and will be subject to a
new Cargo 2000 audit every six months. In addition to auditing member's processes,
Cargo 2000 is also offering support to members to strengthen their corrective
data Cargo 2000's quality management system collects will provide a quality benchmark
for customers of the air cargo industry. Future phases of implementation will
address door-to-door deliveries at House waybill level and, ultimately, piece
airlines and freight forwarders that had already gained phase one accreditation
are Air France, American Airlines, Austrian Airlines, British Airways, Cathay
Pacific, Danzas AEI, Exel, Kintetsu World Express, Korean Air Cargo, Panalpina,
Schenker, SDV and Yusen Air & Sea Service.