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Today we feature the latest press release from Singapore-based Cargo Community Network (CCN). Cargo Data Exchange Center Incorporated (CDEC) is the Philippine partner of CCN in offering EDI messaging to customs as well as cargo community services (CCNhub) to stakeholders and partners in the Philippine airfreight industry.

 

Abu Dhabi Cargo Community Portal

Etihad Airport Services-Cargo (EAS-Cargo), a subsidiary of Etihad Airways, is working with CCN to roll out a new information technology platform for the Abu Dhabi cargo community called Cargo Community Service (CCS).

 

The innovative one-stop service is designed to facilitate air cargo booking and shipment processes for Abu Dhabi-based freight forwarders and clearing agents, by linking them directly  with air cargo carriers, ground handlers and third parties.

 

Furthermore, under CCS, a number of comprehensive electronic cargo services for the Abu Dhabi air cargo community will be introduced utilizing a secure online portal called CCNhub. This includes Electronic Customs Manifest and Electronic Delivery Orders (eDO) functions, which offer freight forwarders a timely and cost-effective way of submitting customs data electronically for cargo clearance, in addition to obtaining pricing information for printing delivery orders.

 

EAS-Cargo and CCN expect the new information technology platform services to go live in the fourth quarter of 2013.

 

Teow Boon Ling, Chief Executive Officer of CCN, said: “We are delighted to collaborate with

EAS-Cargo as it sets about building an air cargo e-commerce environment and hub in Abu Dhabi. “Having been in this region for the past few years, we have a good understanding of the local market requirements and practices, and with this exciting partnership we envisage the customized e-services we deliver to the Abu Dhabi cargo community will elevate the standard of air cargo services to the next level.”

 

Kevin Knight, Etihad Airways’ Chief Strategy and Planning Officer, said: “In line with Etihad Airways’ vision to promote Abu Dhabi as an international gateway, e-commerce has always been at the forefront of how we do business. Partnering with CCN to create a cargo technology platform will simplify business engagement for the entire Abu Dhabi cargo community by enabling all stakeholders including, freight forwarders, clearing agents, the terminal operator and the regulatory authorities to communicate on a single platform.”

 

CCN is a leading global provider of CCS services and e-solutions for the air cargo industry.

Founded in 1991 with its headquarters in Singapore, CCN is in the business of creating maximum value for its customers by delivering vital, front-line intelligence essential for their logistics and supply chain processes. CCN is also a Cargo 2000 accredited vendor for Common

Data Management Platform compliance as well as solutions provider for many other IATA initiatives, including e-Freight and e-AWB. (http://www.ccn.com.sg , http://www.ccnhub.com).

Leo V. Morada is a domain expert on IT applications in Philippine port operations with 25 years’ senior IT management experience implementing technology solutions in port operations, electronic transactions with customs & port authority, and air/sea port community system applications. He is CEO of Cargo Data Exchange Center, Inc, a customs-accredited Value Added Service Provider. He can be contacted at lmorada3fl@yahoo.com.

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