Virgin Atlantic Cargo has begun using a cloud-based air messaging system from logistics solutions provider Descartes Systems Group.
Virgin will use Descartes’ Global Air Messaging Gateway to help standardize and automate its air cargo processes.
"Using Descartes as our sole electronic messaging provider, we benefit from increased transparency and improved efficiency across our air cargo operations," said Gill Launders, head of corporate services at Virgin Atlantic Cargo, in a statement. "Descartes' Global Air Messaging Gateway helps support our ability to better manage shipments and effectively fulfill our customers' expectations."
The messaging gateway is based upon Descartes' cloud-based Global Logistics Network (GLN), which provides members with value-added services that span the entire shipment management process, from contract management to freight bookings, shipment tracking, and security and trade compliance filings.
"We're pleased that our broad offering of air cargo solutions helps the world's leading air carriers to connect to their trading partners and regulatory organizations to improve performance and drive higher levels of customer satisfaction," said Jan Markill, EMEA sales director at Descartes. - Eric Johnson