Avianca Cargo Selects Descartes Cargo 2000™ for Compliance with Cargo 2000

Representing the integrated Latin American air carriers of Avianca Holdings S.A., Avianca Cargo serves 100 destinations in 25 countries throughout the Americas and Europe. To help meet the International Air Transport Association (IATA) standard, Avianca has selected Descartes Cargo 2000™. This expands on Avianca Cargo’s current use of the Descartes Global Air Messaging Gateway solution to standardize and automate connectivity to trading partners. Click here to read more.

Why Descartes for IATA Cargo Compliance?

Descartes is a fully-certified member of IATA’s Cargo 2000 program and has supported the initiative since 1998. With Descartes Cargo 2000, air carriers can monitor shipments at a master air waybill level from airport to airport, which facilitates compliance with Cargo 2000 certification. Descartes Cargo 2000 provides air carriers with greater visibility into the full lifecycle of each shipment with information on quality report compilation, shipment status, exception alerts, route map creation, and departure time reporting.

Air Cargo Solution Simplifies Compliance with Cargo 2000 Standards and Benchmarks

Descartes Cargo 2000 is a cloud-based service that helps carriers monitor shipments at a master air waybill level from airport to airport and provides the metrics and reporting needed to facilitate compliance with Cargo 2000 standards and benchmarks. Information provided by Descartes’ solution offers reporting on data quality and trade lane performance, exception alerts and validations, route map creation, as well as comprehensive reports enabling carriers and forwarders to analyze the full lifecycle of each shipment.

Air Messaging Gateway Provides Value-Added Services to Air Carriers and Supply Chain Participants

Descartes Global Air Messaging Gateway is based upon the Descartes Global Logistics Network™ (Descartes GLN™). The Descartes GLN provides its members with a wide array of value-added services that span the entire shipment management process, from contract management, to freight bookings, shipment tracking, security, trade compliance filings and more.

Descartes Cargo2000 is part of Descartes' comprehensive portfolio of solutions for the air cargo industry. Descartes is also helping customers adopt the electronic Airway Bill (eAWB), a cornerstone of the IATA e-Freight initiative. The eAWB removes paper documents from the air cargo supply chain and helps customers improve efficiency and reduce costs during the shipment lifecycle. Click here to take a self assessment questionnaire to gauge your readiness to adopt e-Freight.

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Written by Jan Markill

Sales Director Europe, Middle East & Africa at Descartes