CHAMP CARGOSYSTEMS IS A FULLY OWNED SITA SUBSIDIARY. AS A LEADER IN AIR CARGO MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS, THE COMPANY IS ON A PROMISING TRAJECTORY OF SIGNIFICANT GROWTH IN THE YEARS AHEAD.
CHAMP CARGOSYSTEMS 2022-2023 and onwards: powering the digitalization of air cargo and global trade in an open, collaborative and innovative way
As a leader in air cargo IT, CHAMP Cargosystems offers digital solutions to optimize day-to-day operations for customers in the global air cargo supply chain, enhancing efficiencies and enabling interoperability, while reducing costs, time and complexity.
Collaborating with industry players, CHAMP continues to migrate customers to its digital air cargo eco-system, and Software as a Service (SaaS) models, while offering the most open platform through Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) to exploit apps and industry data.
Offering a broad range of solutions, from distribution connectivity and advance customs, to security filing and market insights, while co-innovating and co-developing with customers and partners, to leverage Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence (AI) for better processes and predictability.
CHAMP’s air cargo community of airlines, general sales agents, general handling agents, and freight forwarders remains the largest air cargo community in the world, and it continued to grow significantly throughout 2022.
As the company focuses on advancing and digitalizing air cargo, it does so under the mantra of ‘Air cargo reimagined: open, collaborative and innovative’ – tackling complexities in the world’s cargo supply chain while ensuring maximum interoperability between cargo stakeholders and systems.
A YEAR AT-A-GLANCE:
SPANNING THE AIR CARGO COMMUNITY
API calls, which continue to increase rapidly, to CHAMP systems, further empowering digital collaboration by allowing businesses to process data seamlessly and in real-time.
air cargo carriers, general sales agents (GSAs) and handlers (GHAs), with 4,000+ freight forwarders, as part of the world’s biggest air cargo community, with connectivity right across the supply chain.
annual electronic exchanges across CHAMP’s cargo community, with 20 million shipments a year among 200+ airlines, ground handling agents and general sales agents, completed by 50,000+ 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.
advance customs filings submitted by airlines and GHAs worldwide through CHAMP’s customs compliance application Traxon Global Customs (TGC) which is connected to 65 customs authorities.
customers, by the end of 2022, for Cargospot, CHAMP’s comprehensive suite of air cargo management solutions.
A YEAR AT-A-GLANCE:
KEY ACHIEVEMENTS IN THE YEAR
joined CHAMP by the end of 2022, and a total of 221 contracts were signed with key customers including the Shanghai Government, Japan Airlines (JAL), Challenge Group, IAG Cargo, TAROM, Kuwait Airways, as well as the numerous new freight forwarders who joined CHAMP’s Traxon cargoHUB distribution network. Ethiopian Airlines and Alliance Ground International renewed their commitment to CHAMP with long-term contracts.
of implementations throughout the year, including those for FedEx, Finnair, Faro, Play, Billund Airport, Vatry Airport, Air Atlanta, Senator, Cargologic, Kargo Xpress, and WFS (UK). Alliance Ground International and Cathay Pacific migrated to the CHAMP Data Centers to take advantage of our new innovative services such as Cargospot Mobile, API Gateway, Optical Character Recognition (OCR) and Artificial Intelligence-based services, plus, in the future, Cargospot-neo, CHAMP’s next-generation cargo management application.
cargo handling agents such as Swissport, WFS and Alliance Ground International featured among multiple customers embracing CHAMP’s Cargospot Mobile application across their station network. AGI continues its expansion in North America using the services.
in the year included QUITO (ECS), WFS (France Handling and AFS SA), Swiss World Cargo and Vienna Airport who have migrated to SaaS solutions to revolutionize their operations.
continues to leverage CHAMP’s services, including CHAMP’s API portal to integrate with the cargo.one digital booking platform quickly and seamlessly. Initially for European markets, this integration allows the airline to significantly enhance its customers’ digital booking experience.
A YEAR AT-A-GLANCE:
PORTFOLIO AND RELATED MILESTONES IN THE YEAR
are broadening CHAMP’s Cargospot functionality, bringing a deep understanding and the ability to offer an integrated service. Current solution partners include PayCargo, GLS-HK and Nallian.
with industry organizations across the air cargo supply chain, including IATA, TIACA, and Cargo iQ. Deep solutions partnerships to offer added services and drive developments for the air cargo industry, as well as CHAMP’s API Partner platform for Cargospot.
launched in 2022 as a crucial part of CHAMP’s API focus and expertise. This key collaborative initiative will enhance and speed up development of functionality and services for CHAMP’s Cargospot ecosystem, accessing knowledge and resources from across IT and cargo.
remained a key focus for CHAMP, including the launch of an innovation platform with Air Cargo Belgium. CHAMP won the prestigious ONE Record prize at the IATA Hackathon in 2022 for its Express Pick-up solution.
System 2 (ICS 2) launched in 2023 as a large-scale advance cargo information system across the European Union for which CHAMP was the first certified provider. CHAMP prepared in 2021-2022, updating its Traxon Global Customs and Security solutions to ensure a smooth transition and compliance with this new regulation.
launched in the year, which fuels data into CHAMP’s Air Cargo Market Tracker. MarketAnalytics integrates the most powerful intelligence tools for daily updates and in-depth information, using dashboards and sourcing data from across the market. The solution offers a free and paid service with varying levels of insights.
of CHAMP’s next-generation cargo management application, Cargospot-neo, which currently includes our Airline module and warehouse management mobile application. Cargospot-neo provides even more agility, automation, efficiency gains and real-time visibility through the increased use of mobile, Artificial Intelligence and Internet of Things technologies to help reshape global air cargo operations.
new dashboard monitor launched, enabling the digital transformation of commercial and financial business processes with data analytics, process automation, and APIs.
model for Cargospot grew further in popularity during the year. Customer benefits include quicker access to the latest functionalities and add-ons achieving further efficiencies as well as minimized impact during upgrades and maintenance.
Pilot Free Trade Zone (FTZ) turned to SITA and CHAMP in the year to digitalize the tracking of shipment and capital flows for enterprises in the zone, using CHAMP’s Traxon Premium Tracking solution. The new system will revolutionize processes by automatically filing and verifying air waybills and transactions to municipal and central government authorities.