AT THE START OF 2022, CHAMP CARGOSYSTEMS BECAME A FULLY-OWNED SITA SUBSIDIARY, AS SITA ACQUIRED THE REMAINING SHARES OF FORMER PARTNER CARGOLUX AIRLINES, WITH CURRENT CEO CHRIS MCDERMOTT IN THE DRIVING SEAT.
CHAMP Cargosystems 2021-2022 and into the future: powering air cargo and global trade in an open, collaborative and innovative way
As the leader in air cargo IT, CHAMP Cargosystems offers solutions to optimize efficiencies for customers in the global air cargo supply chain, with a commitment to provide further value to the industry in the years ahead.
CHAMP Cargosystems aims to achieve operational excellence for the entire air cargo supply chain, globally, under a new mantra for the years ahead: ‘Open, collaborative, and innovative.’
Collaborating with industry players, CHAMP will continue to migrate customers to its digital air cargo ecosystem, while offering Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) to exploit apps and industry data.
Through 2021, CHAMP further grew its air cargo community of airlines, general sales agents, general handling agents, and over 3,000 connected forwarders – the largest air cargo community in the world.
CHAMP’s focus on innovation and co-creation with air cargo community customers persisted through the pandemic. It will do so for years to come, as the company’s renowned expertise continues to be sought after for collaborations to achieve new operational successes across the world’s air cargo supply chain.
A YEAR AT-A-GLANCE:
SPANNING THE AIR CARGO COMMUNITY
customers, by the end of 2021, for Cargospot, CHAMP’s comprehensive suite of air cargo management solutions.
air cargo carriers, general sales agents (GSAs), and handlers (GHAs), with 3,000+ freight forwarders, as part of the world’s biggest cargo community, with connectivity right across the supply chain.
annual electronic exchanges across CHAMP’s cargo community, with 20 million shipments a year among its 200+ airlines and general sales agent customers, completed by 15,000 users.
customs authorities connected to CHAMP’s customs compliance application Traxon Global Customs (TGC), to digitize customs filing processes. Airlines and GHAs submit advance cargo information to these authorities.
A YEAR AT-A-GLANCE:
KEY ACHIEVEMENTS IN THE YEAR
of shipments delivered significant upfront savings and operational gains, with a 40% increase in data reliability since implementation in 2021. This is thanks to a CHAMP partnership with forwarder Central Global Cargo.
cargo handling agents featured among multiple customers embracing CHAMP’s Cargospot Mobile application across their stations worldwide in 2021.
(WFS) moved its handling operations to CHAMP’s SaaS Cargospot Handling service in 2021 while taking on Cargospot Mobile services, as part of its digital roadmap. This further strengthens the long-term partnership between WFS and CHAMP. Likewise, ECS Group opted for SaaS Cargospot.
in the year also included the launch of a multi-tenant model, with easy centralized updates and maintenance for all users, along with a Cargospot Airline interface refresh, and other developments.
services catalog for CHAMP customers expanded, with 2021 business travel at a minimum. Made available through CHAMP Academy with 24/7 access to resources for efficient and flexible remote training.
A YEAR AT-A-GLANCE:
PORTFOLIO AND RELATED MILESTONES IN THE YEAR
for finance and commercial teams through the launch of Cargospot Revenue Monitor, providing real-time visibility of cash flow, sales, and revenue trends using the airway bill data available in Cargospot.
gained from CHAMP’s MarketAnalytics 2021 pilot with customers for launch in 2022. It integrates the most powerful intelligence tools for daily updates and in-depth information, using dashboards and sourcing data from across the market. The launch caught the attention of carriers and forwarders, large and small.
provided through CHAMP’s Application Programming Interface (API) Gateway for easy access to cargo marketplaces, including cargo.one, CargoAI and Webcargo, as well as to CRM applications, such as Salesforce. Further services are in the pipeline.
is part of CHAMP’s API focus, for launch in 2022, as a collaborative initiative to develop apps for its Cargospot ecosystem.
System 2 (ICS 2) implementation underway as a large-scale advance cargo information system across the European Union, which CHAMP prepared for in 2021.
around the world continued to work closely with CHAMP in 2021, for Advance Commercial Information (ACI) filing through its Traxon Global Customs solution. 2022 is expected to bring new customs regulations in Brazil, Chile, and other.