Oman Air Cargo gearing up for international roll out of innovative app

Oman Air Cargo

All of Oman Air Cargo’s clients, including shippers and freight forwarders, will soon be able to use Oman Air Cargos’ new app, which has been developed in partnership with QuantumID Technologies (Oman Air’s cargo system solution provider for the ‘SmartKargo’ platform).

The innovative mobile app was officially launched in Oman back in January 2019. It will be released for markets across the world in stages this year and will be available for download on both Apple and Android devices.

The new technology marks the first step in Oman Air Cargo’s journey to digitally transform its business and builds on the successful deployment of the SmartKargo cloud-based Cargo Management solution, which was launched back in September 2017.
The mobile app opens a new sales and distribution channel for Oman Air Cargo business, while also empowering shippers and clients by providing them with self-service and mobile capabilities that are accessible at any-time, anywhere.

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Benefits include improved accuracy of shipment information and facilitation of shipment readiness when it reaches the airline warehouse; the ability to book shipments on the go; the provision of easy-to-access ‘Guest’ mode that allows non-registered customers to check schedule, track shipment and get a quote; enhanced security with touch ID access; and real time synchronisation and availability of all information and bookings made through the app on SmartKargo main ERP solution, and also on the cloud, instantly.

Chief commercial officer, Oman Air, Paul Starrs declared: “We are happy to announce the successful launch of our cargo application that provides easy access and excellent functionalities for our clients and freighters. We are committed to continuously leveraging the latest technologies and innovations to digitally enhance our business and provide best possible solutions for our clients. We have ambitious plans to grow our cargo business and remain competitive, and our collaboration with ‘SmartKargo’ allows us to do so with state-of-the-art technology that is fast to deploy and easy-to-use.”

Also commenting was senior vice president, commercial cargo, Oman Air, Mohammed Al Musafir: “Oman Air Cargo App has been very well received by our clients and shippers. We are thrilled to bring to market this pioneering mobile app that allows our clients to access our schedules, capacity, get a quote and execute real bookings, in addition to offering various other useful unique features. There are many cargo mobile apps out in the market but while they provide information, they do not allow bookings. SmartKargo technology is the first platform to provide this enhanced customer experience. Additionally, the SmartKargo platform is 100 per cent cloud-based, operating on the scalable and robust Microsoft Azure infrastructure platform.”