The Transit Group in South Africa is using software by IVS to produce electronic Security Declarations and take advantage of WIN’s connectivity to 90 airlines.
Johannesburg, South Africa, Monday 19th January 2015: Independent freight forwarder Transit Group is submitting electronic Consignment Security Declarations (e-CSDs) using software provider IVS’s new Cargo Consolidator System, powered by WIN.
Transit Group selected the IVS system to automate air cargo shipments and comply with the e-CSD requirement of South African Airways’ (SAA) subsidiary Airlink.
Airlink is also a user of IVS’s Cargo Link System, which was developed and designed specifically for airlines and cargo handlers.
Both African carriers can process e-CSDs submitted as part of the electronic Air Way Bill (e-AWB) procedure.
“We began transmitting e-AWBs in December 2014, and it has been smooth sailing thanks to IVS’s dedication and enthusiasm," said Handre Marais, Transit Group Chief Security Officer.
IVS’s software aligns Transit Group with the International Air Transport Association (IATA)’s-backed e-Security Consignment Declaration process, championed by the South African freight community, and supported by the local Civil Aviation Authority.
“WIN enables us to maintain and support a single message gateway to 90 airlines, instead of 90 different gateways,” said Marius van Jaarsveld, Director at IVS.
“Their Web Service Platform is an instant message delivery method and a lot less resource-intensive. We are a technology-driven company that continuously develops and implements new features into all our systems.”
As a new member of WIN’s airline network, Airlink can now instantly exchange information with any carrier or freight agent on the WIN platform.
John DeBenedette, Managing Director at WIN, added, "Our strategy is to enable global connectivity for independent forwarders by working with their chosen software providers in their local markets so naturally we are delighted to see IVS and Transit Group reap the benefits of consolidated global airline connectivity.”
SAA IT Manager Fanie Schoeman said, "It is nice to see solution providers collaborating to make the e-CSD and the e-AWB broadly accessible to agents of all sizes."