Cargo iQ elects new board members

Cargo iQ has appointed two new Board members and re-elected its Chair and Vice Chair for a further two-year term.

Fedor Novikov, Marketing Director, Volga-Dnepr Group, which consists of AirBridgeCargo Airlines, Volga-Dnepr Airlines and ATRAN Airlines, and Clark Fritzsch, Global Head of Business Process Management – Airfreight, Hellmann join Henrik Ambak, Chair of Cargo iQ and Senior Vice President, Cargo Operations Worldwide, Emirates SkyCargo, and Kerstin Strauss, Vice Chair of Cargo iQ and Vice President, Air Logistics Operations, Global Air Logistics at Kuehne+Nagel, on the Board of the air cargo interest group.

The new Board members were formally welcomed to their posts at Cargo iQ’s Working Group (WG), attended by over 100 people last month.

“For the last 18 months, the role of air cargo has been more visible as the entire cargo industry delivered vital supplies across the globe in the battle against the Covid-19 spread,” said Novikov.

“Now it is time to scale up initiatives and implement projects and plans aimed at further enhancing the quality of the supply chain.

“I think that Cargo iQ is on the right track with this as it has been nurturing an innovative spirit since the first day of its work.”

The two new Board members are also joined by Emanuel Hille, Director eCargo Solutions, CHAMP Cargosystems who is replacing Laurent Jossa, CHAMP Cargosystems, as an observer of the Board.

The Cargo iQ Board is made up of 13 voting members.

“As the airfreight community has been quite fragmented in terms of standards in quality control and transparency, joining the one interest group that is fully committed to finding a solution across most participants within the airfreight supply chain is the best way in pushing this industry into the ‘23rd century’,” said Fritzsch.

“I hope and believe I can add an additional view to move the agenda forward.”

Cargo iQ’s key objectives for this year were agreed during the WG. These were defined as:

  • Achieving 100% reporting
  • Making active efforts to reach out to and engage with small and medium sized forwarders that do not currently utilise the benefits of Cargo iQ
  • Ensure Cargo iQ truly enact its Quality Management System (QMS) by enhancing its service delivery support functionality in addition to post-event reporting