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CargoTech paves the way for a more sustainable future in air cargo

Cédric Millet, President of CargoTech

CargoTech’s member companies, Wiremind, CargoAi, Rotate, and CharterSync illustrate their solutions to the industry’s challenges, and what is planned for 2024.

Cédric Millet, President of CargoTech says: “The CargoTech range of digital solutions have a fundamental role to play in the sustainability strategies of all companies focused on achieving Net Zero and other Sustainable Development Goals.

“Why? Because all our CargoTech members offer products that enhance visibility, process efficiency and awareness of improvement areas.

“And they naturally apply the same sustainability focus to their own operations.”

From measuring carbon emissions, to optimising capacity, or reducing the need for paper documents, CargoTech’s members share a common interest in developing smart, tailored solutions for the air cargo industry in close collaboration with its stakeholders and each other.

Magali Beauregard, CCO of CargoAi, states: “CargoAi is committed to sustainability and has released multiple products to support the sustainability transition for the air cargo industry.”

CargoAi’s pioneering Cargo2ZERO CO2 footprint reporting product, launched in September 2022, is one such example, and earned CargoAi a sustainability award at the TIACA conference in Miami later that year.

“We are always open to develop and push joint products with other industry peers, highlighted by our strategic partnership with Neste,” Beauregard continues, referring to the tool’s enhancement that enables freight forwarders and their clients to significantly reduce the carbon emissions of their cargo transport through the voluntary purchase of Neste’s SAF using the MY Sustainable Aviation Fuel function when booking a cargo transport in Cargo2ZERO.

Nathanaël de Tarade, asks and answers: “What is the largest sustainability challenge facing the air cargo industry, today?

“The blunt but realistic answer is simply ‘to find ways to keep flying’. If you look at the current emissions, they aren’t sustainable on the long term.

“Whether you are optimistic and think that technology (electric aircraft, more sustainable fuel, etc.) will be a big part of the solution, or more pessimistic and you think we’ll have to cut a part of what is currently flying, the answer is possibly a blend of both solutions.

“Wiremind’s contribution is to ensure that load efficiencies are maximised so that every flight is used to full capacity for a better emissions to impact ratio.”

James Hymers, CharterSync’s Sustainability Officer: “I am committed to leading the way in promoting environmental consciousness within the aviation industry.

“My primary focus will be on developing and implementing innovative strategies to reduce our carbon footprint, while also educating our team and partners about sustainable practices.

“By integrating green initiatives into our core operations, CharterSync aims to set a new standard for eco-friendly practices in air charter services, paving the way for a more sustainable future in aviation.”