The introduction of a new version update to the Hermes air cargo management system and announcements that some of our customers are winning new business has put both Hermes and our users in the news lately.
According to a recent issue of Payload Asia, the work of Fraport Cargo Services (FCS) has been rewarded by the management of Eva Air who have decided to extend the existing cargo handling contract with FCS for another long term.
Staying with FCS Payload Asia also announced that MIAT Mongolian Airlines have chosen Fraport Cargo Services as their professional cargo handling partner in Frankfurt. Starting in June, they will operate twice weekly flights from the Chinggis Khan International Airport to Frankfurt making use of the hubs connections to other international destinations.
This is great news for FCS who have been using the Hermes air cargo management system since 2006 to manage their warehouse.
In the first five months of 2014, PACTL saw tonnage rise up by 14.09 percent to a total figure of 566,098 tonnes. This was the best result for the first five months in the history of the company. It beat the previous record set in 2011.
PACTL began using the Hermes air cargo system back in 2006 and currently handle around 1.3 million tonnes of freight a year. They recently implemented an upgrade to their Hermes air cargo management system at its cargo facilities in Shanghai as reported in Air Cargo News.
Just last week, Air Cargo News announced that Etihad Cargo had moved into the list of top 10 performing global air cargo operators, having shipped a record volume of cargo during April and May. Also last month the Financial Mirror reported that Etihad Cargo is on track to become a billion dollar business in 2014.
A couple of months ago, several of the industry magazines reported the announcement that Hermes had been chosen by Etihad Cargo Services to run their hub in Abu Dhabi. We’re pleased to welcome Etihad Cargo Services as one of our new Hermes customers and are happy to report that the installation project is gathering pace and the first stage is due to Go Live in August. This new agreement involves some specialist development with both sides investing in technology and system design to evolve the Hermes system into a perfect match for the new hubs current and future business requirements.