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CHAMP’s customs portfolio extends winning streak

Several major airlines recently signed up or extended their contracts for CHAMP Cargosystems’ Traxon Global Customs (TGC) solution. In addition, many expanded the scope of the contracts to cover more countries.

Luxembourg, November 2013 – CHAMP Cargosystems, the international provider of integrated IT solutions and distribution services for the air cargo industry, has recently renewed and expanded the service for Korean Air Cargo for the TGC application. The airfreight carrier will now use CHAMP’s global customs solution to comply with customs regulations in even more countries.

Korean Air Cargo, one of the leading global airfreight carriers, is just one of some 80 airlines, GHA and forwarders deploying the CHAMP TGC application to comply with the EU-ICS (Import Control System) or other national customs requirements.

The EU had introduced customs compliance regulations to standardize and automate its customs filings process, effective January 1, 2011. Since then, economic operators have to provide electronically and in time pre-arrival information for shipments to customs at the first point of entry into the EU.

This entails an Entry Summary Declaration (ENS), Diversion Request and in some countries an Arrival Notification. The TGC application allows the automatic handling of all messages, to and from local customs via one interface.

The new extended service provided to Korean Air Cargo also covers Mexico and Israel customs requirements. CHAMP’s Customs & Security portfolio, in fact, embraces solutions for 38 states. Additional ones are added step by step.

Furthermore, the solutions are automatically updated in line with changing, more stringent government regulations.

CHAMP offers the best horizontal coverage of customs and security needs due to the scope of the portfolio. Many of the solutions complement each other.

They do not require massive investments nor extensive staff training. The solutions are cost efficient and easy to maintain. They save time and money by automating many internal processes and reducing paperwork.

“We are very proud to have the world’s leading cargo carriers, including Korean Air Cargo, in our customer portfolio.

Their recent renewal and expansion of the contract shows that our TGC solution is state-of-the-art and that our service is strong”, said James Fernandez, Vice President Global Commercial Operations at CHAMP Cargosystems. “Our Customs & Security portfolio underlines our will to simplify and accelerate paperless communication along the whole airfreight transport chain from source to final destination. And this, of course, includes freight communications with customs authorities worldwide.”

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Company Portraits:
CHAMP Cargosystems provides the most comprehensive range of integrated IT solutions and distribution services for the air cargo transport chain. The portfolio spans core management systems, messaging services, and eCargo solutions. These include applications to meet customs and security requirements, quality optimization as well as e-freight and mobility needs.

The products and services are well known under the Cargospot and Traxon brands. The company serves over 200 airlines and
GSAs, and links these with some 3,000 forwarders and GHAs worldwide. CHAMP’s solutions help its customers and their clients adapt to critical and continuous changes in air transport logistics to meet global trade demands. CHAMP Cargosystems is headquartered in Luxembourg and operates offices in London, Zurich, Frankfurt / Main and Manila.

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Korean Air Cargo operates 26 freighters, including three B747-8 freighters and three B777 freighters, 121 passenger flights flying to 45 countries and 125 cities. Due to its well organized network options from Incheon and Navoi International Airport, its cargo Hub, to other major international cargo gateways, Korean Air Cargo carried 8.289 billion FTK (Freight Tonne-Kilometres) last year. Korean Air
Cargo is a founding member of the SkyTeam cargo alliance, which together with its 11 members, offers distinguished quality service in terms of network availability to its customers.

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