Cathay Pacific is emphasising the need for suppy chain visibility, particularly the importance and usefulness of monitoring the point of handover from warehouse to ramp, as the carrier has implemented Cargo iQ’s newest freight planning and monitoring milestones, Freight into Warehouse control (FIW) and Freight out of Warehouse control (FOW) in Hong Kong.
The airline has become one of the first to integrate the FIW and FOW milestones, which have been added to Cargo iQ’s Master Operating Plan (MOP) in March this year. Cargo iQ’s MOP outlines the individual milestones for measuring the end-to-end journey of air cargo shipments.
The addition of FIW and FOW to the MOP brings previously lacking visibility and planning capabilities to he point of shipment handover between the warehouse handler and the ramp handler at the airport.
Cathay Pacific Cargo worked closely with its ground handling subsidiary Cathay Pacific Services Limited (CPSL) and provider Global Logistics System (HK) Co. Ltd (GLSHK) to capture and update FIW/FOW data. The whole project in Hong Kong took around six months from planning through to implementation.
With these latest milestones, a Cargo iQ Route Map for an airfreight shipment is gradually expanding to monitor every segment of the supply chain, with the ultimate goal being full supply chain visibility. The airline said it already plans to roll out the new tracking milestones across its global network.
“With their great commitment to implement these new events, Cathay Pacific Cargo and their partners in Hong Kong are reinforcing the importance and usefulness of monitoring the point of handover from warehouse to ramp and vice versa,” said Laura Rodriguez, Manager Implementation and Quality Assurance, Cargo iQ.