Senegalese national carrier has partnered with US-based SmartKargo – an innovative, comprehensive and seamlessly integrated cargo management solution. The cloud-based SmartKargo system will improvise the Senegalese legacy carrier’s cargo system by providing scalability and greater efficiency as well as a streamlined user experience.
With this, the SmartKargo technology will enable Air Senegal to digitally transform its Cargo business and successfully meet the future with robust Cargo management solution capabilities such as 100% paperless e-AWBs; ease of booking; modern and flexible technology; single screen data entries; user-configurable Business Intelligence (BI) and reporting; powerful pricing and rate making, and real-time capacity management. This in entirety means that Air Senegal will be able to deliver fast, highly-reliable, and highly-predictable air cargo shipments to support their growth.
Air Senegal will deploy the SmartKargo technology solution across all functional areas of its cargo business serving 19 destinations, including New York, Washington and Paris from its hub at Blaise Diagne International Airport in Dakar, Senegal.
Ibrahima Kane, CEO at Air Senegal said, “The advanced SmartKargo platform will enable us to build and develop a new, modern and robust air cargo business. The fully digital solution is the best technology available and will propel Air Senegal forward by allowing us to grow our cargo business to its full potential.”
The partnership with SmartKargo comes at a time when Air Senegal is deploying a series of strategic digital investments that will transform, automate and improve the service provided to its customers. The airline also chose The Flymingo Box, the W-IFE solution developed by Moment (formerly Interactive Mobility), to develop an on-board entertainment solution for its passengers.
Mr. Sydney Silveira, Manager Cargo Development at Air Senegal said: “Our mission is to ensure that we build a successful Air Cargo Services Airline that will operate in the whole of Africa and a company that will grow to be listed amongst the top Cargo Preferred Airlines from Senegal to connect to the world. SmartKargo technology and leading-edge processes are being adopted by airlines of all sizes throughout the world. The platform provides a robust set of local and international features needed for the streamlined operation of a fully digital air cargo and logistics business”.
Innovative air cargo technology is key to supporting Air Senegal’s sustainable growth.