Qatar Airways Cargo teams up with iNOMAD, an all-in-one air cargo platform in South Korea
Doha, Qatar – Qatar Airways Cargo announced it has teamed up with iNOMAD, a Korea-based cutting-edge air cargo platform, to make the world’s leading air cargo carrier more accessible and visible in South Korea.
The airline said its partnership with iNOMAD will enable better connectivity for one of its major customers in South Korea, Woojung Air, whose customers, especially SMEs, will likewise benefit as the offerings on the iNOMAD portal can be easily compared. Woojung Air is a prominent consolidator in South Korea and one of the top customers of Qatar Airways Cargo.
Guillaume Halleux, Chief Officer Cargo at Qatar Airways, commented: “Digital transformation is high on our agenda as part of our VISION 2027 and Next Generation Strategy. The integration and partnership with iNOMADbrings multiple benefits to our customers in South Korea such as enhanced visibility of our capacity, rates as well as real time confirmation of their shipments. Customers can benefit from instant access to these features at their fingertips and that is the huge advantage digitalisation brings in.”
Joon-sukYim, the CEO of iNOMAD, said the company’s strength lies on its ability to “promote the accessibility of air cargo service by optimizing extensive logistics data for clients and provide boundless service and information to both IATA/CASS members and non-members in real-time. Developing this business, we are grateful and proud to start a new partnership with Qatar Airways, a top-tier airline, that can provide us with vital information in expanding our logistics service.”
“We aim to become a search engine for the air logistics field in which clients can check the information they need in real-time, regardless of time and place. We thus plan to do our best to nourish our customized services to build a stronger partnership, cherishing the meaningful opportunity to join Qatar Airways Cargos’ digital transformation,” he added.
iNOMAD is an air cargo platformwith a cutting-edge logistics system created by its own software development team and air logistics experts. The company has designed the system to transmit and receive information from logistics-related service providers and master loaders including airlines.
Being the first company connecting API(application program interface) with airlines in Northeast Asia, the platform is operating as an online all-in-one portal that provides air cargo booking, rates, schedule, tracking, etc. Starting from South Korea, they have been rapidly expanding the business to Hong Kong (established in 2022) and Vietnam (to be launched in 2024).
iNOMAD signed an MOU with Cello Square of Samsung SDS in June 2022 to build up its customer base by presenting competitive rates. Along with this, iNOMAD is now expecting the opening of a logistics center of 20,000 square meters in Sep 2023 as an air cargo platform terminal in the Incheon International Airport, one of the most active airports in the world, which would be a milestone in developing a smart logistics system.
The logistics center will be equipped with various smart devices and a security x-ray inspection system to provide safe and advanced logistics services.
In 2022, Qatar Airways Cargo launched Digital Lounge, a premium booking experience, that provides a much more connected experience for its customers. It will be elevating this booking experience with more focused enhancements tied in with clear operational strategies to complete the journey of cargo till its final destination. Other than its own booking platform, Digital Lounge, the airline has also partnered with a number of connected marketplaces to provide live access to capacity for its customers.
Qatar Airways Cargo’s Next Generation Strategy includes a complete corporate mindset shift, taking a new innovative approach to the business of air cargo, develop new talent while also attracting new ones and tapping into the digital potential for optimal user experience as well as the transparency, convenience and speed that digitalisation brings. With this approach, Qatar Airways Cargo believes it is defining its role in the air cargo industry.