Im3pact joins Cargo iQ as a strategic partner

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Lothar Moehle. Photo: Cargo iQ

Multi-stakeholder organization and interest group IATA Cargo iQ has welcomed logistics consultancy Im3pact as a strategic partner to drive standardization in the air cargo industry.

As a strategic partner, Im3pact will bring industry knowledge and help deliver the benefits of Cargo iQ to the global air cargo industry.

The company’s consulting team will provide insight into their previous experience of direct involvement in the air cargo supply chain and their current position as industry advisors.

“We are thrilled to join Cargo iQ,” said Marie Seco-Köppen, Principal Consultant, Im3pact.

“Standards are absolutely crucial as a common language for the multitude of actors. They allow the air cargo model to fully benefit from the advantages of technology while preserving its resilience.

“This is where we believe initiatives such as Cargo iQ are more relevant than ever and we look forward to active engagement and discussion with the Cargo iQ community.”

Im3pact is a Swiss consultancy that works with shippers, freight forwarders, airlines and ground handling providers to foster collaboration based on common standards and innovative technology.

The team works with different players in the global transport industry to improve quality, promote automation, eliminate wasteful activities and focus on meaningful digitization.

“There is no doubt that the global logistics industry has a lot of leeway on the process and technology side,” Seco-Köppen added.

“If we can establish the standards we need for increased interoperability, this industry can deliver compelling solutions to shippers and consumers who ultimately foot the bill.”

As a strategic associate member, Im3pact will bring a holistic perspective, informed by its work across the various specialist actors in the supply chain, including the shipper’s perspective.

“Cargo iQ remains committed to developing pragmatic and useful standards to establish a common language for the industry that can deliver tangible, long-term improvement in supply chain visibility,” said Lothar Moehle, Director executive of Cargo iQ.

“Im3pact shares this goal and we believe our partnership with them will help accelerate our progress towards achieving it.”

As Cargo iQ celebrates 25 years in business in 2022, the organization is stepping up to take a standardized approach to air cargo transportation, with the launch of new advanced in-person training for members in May.

Its bi-annual working group meetings will take place June 13-16 in Geneva, with the second advanced training day being held on-site on June 17.

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