CargoAi Demonstrates How Data Transparency Solutions Can Drive Sustainable Air Cargo Transformation

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A digital air cargo ecosystem, CargoAi, also places great emphasis on the planet’s natural ecosystem. Magali Beauregard, CargoAi COO, discussed sustainability objectives and responsibilities in an expert panel at Air Cargo India.

“People, Planet and Prosperity – Making Air Cargo Sustainable for the Future” was the title of the expert panel discussion hosted by Adani Group. Held on the last day of the Air Cargo India trade fair (June 2) the discussion featured a broad spectrum of air cargo industry stakeholders and aimed to illustrate how technology can support companies in becoming more sustainable. The discussion underlined that incorporating sustainable measures are imperative.

That is an aim that CargoAi has embedded in its strategic objectives since it was founded in 2019. Digital solutions provide transparency, and thus a starting point for improvement, whether this is in process efficiency and reducing manual, paper-based workstreams, or in aspiring to meet carbon neutrality goals.

“In sustainability, as everywhere else, knowledge is power. We strive to provide our forwarders with the right tools and insights at the right point in their decision process to inform and steer towards better procurement decisions with respect to CO2 emissions,”  Beauregard stated.

In a first step, CargoAi pioneered the launch of an integrated CO2 emissions calculator in March 2021. Gartner soon endorsed the Sustainability Calculator, which enables the identification of more environmentally friendly routes so that users can make informed decisions to reduce their shipment’s carbon footprint: “What makes CargoAi cool are the elements of digitization of manual processes combined with sustainability analysis that provides tools to freight forwarders to improve existing or offer new services.” Sustainability data is shared across the various CargoAi process components.

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“CargoAi is uniquely positioned in the market today, to inform and eventually influence the airfreight buyer’s decisions thanks to the CO2 data that we provide at every step of the procurement journey,” Beauregard outlined. 25% of the world’s capacity is already offered on CargoAi, and this is forecast to double by the end of 2022. Therefore, all steps to uncover key areas for greener processes, have wide-reaching potential. “Sustainability is part of our core mission and we are striving to continuously develop our product to better match the customers’ reduction targets. We are also fully engaged with the community to provide the industry with the necessary toolbox to reduce and compensate for their CO2 emissions”.

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Devender was born in the year when the Beatles Group was formed. He holds two master’s degrees in English Literature and Public Administration. He also has an Honors degree in English Literature and a post-graduate diploma in Corporate Communications and Public Relations. He was closely associated with the Indian State Transport Undertakings and Ministry of Transport in his role as Corporate Communications and PR specialist for over two decades handling domestic and international organizations. He ventured into business forming his own Media House, Profiles Media Network Private Limited which is now a twenty years old company. Excelling as an editor, Marketing, PR, Anchor, and Advertising specialist, he is now expertly navigating the world of social media. A widely traveled professional internationally, Devender has a deep understanding of the Air Cargo, Cargo Business, Cargo Airports, Freighters and Cargo Industry at large.