Tuesday, September 13, 2011

IT Group Win Electronic Air Freight Documentation Contract

London Based Transputec to Supply System to European and US Centres
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UK – EUROPE – WORLDWIDE -After operating similarly supplied systems at their Heathrow offices for the past eight years, Zurich headquartered Swissport International Ltd., which principally operates in the ground handling field, has appointed Wembley based Transputec Computers plc as the provider for its electronic air freight document management requirement worldwide.

Initially Transputec will provide its SHIELD Intelefile system to the twenty major Swissport stations across Europe and the US by 2012 before being rolled out to all stations worldwide. SHIELD Intelefile was designed specifically for the air freight industry where large volumes of paper-based documentation continue to dominate.

Swissport International Ltd provides ground services 3.2 million tonnes of cargo a year using 98 warehouses with a total floor area of over 360,000 square metres (not to mention the small matter of 100 million or so passengers) and has around 35,000 personnel employed in 180 stations in 36 countries on five continents. The company’s EVP for Global Cargo, John Batten commented:

“We are very pleased to award Transputec a global contract. SHIELD Intelefile has been used very successfully at Heathrow helping to streamline logistics, improve customer service and reduce total administration costs. It also represents the single most practical solution to manage the ever challenging issue of air freight documentation compliance.”

Transputec CEO Rickie Sehgal said:

“This is tremendous news for Transputec. The contract with Swissport builds on the success of our existing partnership and cements our ongoing collaboration to innovate further in developing e-freight solutions.”