IBS launches its unique Japan Cargo Terminal Operations system with TIACT at Tokyo’s Haneda airport

Tokyo, November 02, 2010: In a significant development, Tokyo International Air Cargo Terminal Ltd (TIACT) has started using IBS’ iCargo JTO solution to manage its complete ground handling operations at Tokyo’s Haneda Airport. With this IBS has formally launched its new iCargo JTO (Japan Terminal Operations) product that has been specially designed and developed to meet the unique business and Customs requirements of the air cargo market in Japan. The bilingual (English and Japanese) iCargo JTO connects directly to NACCS (Nippon Automated Cargo Clearance System) making IBS only the non-Japanese company to have the capability and certification for interfacing with NACCS. Also of significance are the successful development and implementation of a state of the art Access Control and Truck Guidance System and integration with a host of devices using RF, at the ultra modern cargo handling facility at TIACT. A wholly owned subsidiary of Mitsui & Co, TIACT is responsible for setting up of the cargo handling facility at the Haneda airport, and operations thereafter. With this multi million dollar investment, IBS now has unrivalled value proposition for end to end automation of the air cargo business of airlines and airports in Japan.

Built from ground up on new generation technology, iCargo is an integrated solution suite designed to handle the cargo management requirements of full freighter carriers, passenger & cargo combination carriers, ground handling agents and airports in the areas of cargo sales & reservations, CTO, Cargo Revenue Accounting and ULD Management; all in a single seamless solution. Winner of the IT Systems Provider of the Year at Air Cargo India 2010, IBS’ iCargo is fully compliant with IATA initiatives such as Cargo 2000 and e-Freight. Available both in licensed and SaaS (Software as a Service) modes, iCargo’s 20+ customersinclude leading names like Qantas, All Nippon Airways, Kingfisher Airlines, Jet Blue Cargo and Nippon Cargo Airlines.

“The success in building and implementing iCargo JTO at TIACT is exceptional. It is truly remarkable that we delivered successfully on this very large and complex bilingual project on the date that was fixed more than two years back. This would not have been possible without an outstanding team work between the teams from TIACT and IBS. This is also an absolute endorsement not only of the professionalism of our staff, but also the robustness and adaptability of perhaps the most definitive new-generation Cargo Management System, in the world today, iCargo” said Akshay Shrivastava, Sr. Vice President and Global Head of Cargo Line of Business, IBS. “Tokyo’s Haneda airport is of strategic business importance to Japan’s economy, and IBS is proud to be actively associated with TIACT and making a signal contribution to the successful operation of the complete airport project” added Ryo Funakoshi, Vice President & Head of East Asia Operations, IBS.