GLOBAL NEWS dnata and IBS Software launch iCargo terminal KOG Worldwide opens Chicago office From left: IBS Software SVP & Head of Airline Cargo Services Ashok Rajan; dnata Senior Vice President UAE Cargo & DWC Airlines Services Bernd Struck; Executive Chairman of the IBS Group VK Mathews, and; dnata Senior Vice President International Airport Operations Rosario Marino. DUBAI: dnata and IBS Software are jointly introducing the use of iCargo terminal operation suite across all its stations to manage the company's air cargo movement worldwide seamlessly. dnata, one of the world's largest air services providers, is the first ground handler to launch a global roll-out of iCargo and have all its operations on one united platform using unified processes. IBS Software, a leading IT solutions provider to the global aviation industr y, says the end-to-end solution is expected to be gradually implemented across the system by 2020. By then, iCargo will have a user base of over 5,000 staff members across 27 stations, in 10 countries f r o m t h e U S A t o A u s t r a l i a , interfacing seamlessly with a host of other system applications within the IT landscape of the business. “We are always in pursuit of delivering exceptional service and improving safety and efficiencies. With iCargo as our technology platform, we are confident that we can stay agile and adapt to the fast changing needs of our customers across the globe,” said Bernd Struck – Senior Vice President UAE Cargo & DWC Airlines Services, dnata. Ashok Rajan, SVP & Head of Airline Cargo Ser vices, IBS Sof tware, described iCargo as a “strong, stable and modern IT platform” widely accepted to be suited in the air cargo industry. “ O v e r t h e y e a r s , s i g n i fi c a n t investment has gone in to give iCargo a strong product roadmap, c o n t i n u o u s l y i n c o r p o r a t i n g technology led innovation and building a collaborative community m o d e l of d e velopment. I a m extremely pleased and excited to welcome dnata, one of the fastest g r o w i n g G r o u n d H a n d l i n g companies in the world, as our latest customer for iCargo and look forward to a mutually beneficial long-term partnership,” said Rajan. Through iCargo, dnata will automate key business and operational f u n c t i o n s - i n c l u d i n g U L D management, Quality monitoring and mail management with a single seamlessly integrated platform - iCargo. KUALA LUMPUR: IAG Cargo announced MASkargo, the cargo division of Malaysian Aviation Group, has become the ninth carrier to join its Partner Plus Program which allows members to interline on each other's metal on a commercially booked basis. MASkargo serves almost 100 destinations worldwide, delivering through scheduled freighter services and Malaysia Airlines belly space capacity. The partnership comes after Air New Zealand also joined the program in November 2017 as its eighth member. Partner Plus members already included American Airlines, the Avianca group, China Southern Airlines, Finnair, Japan Airlines, LATAM Airlines and Qatar Airways. IAG Cargo, which has 546 aircraft announced its commercial revenue in 2017 totaled €1084 million. IAG Cargo is the single business created following the merger of British Airways World Cargo and Iberia Cargo in April 2011. Following the integration of additional airlines into the business, including Aer Lingus, Vueling and bmi, IAG Cargo now covers a global network of over 350 destinations.