Leading air cargo carrier Qatar Airways cargo has partnered with iNOMAD, a Korea-based cutting-edge air cargo platform. Through this partnership, customers in South Korea will have enhanced visibility of rates and capacity when booking their shipments on Qatar Airways Cargo.
The partnership with iNOMAD will effectively enable better connectivity for one of the airline’s major customers in South Korea – Woojung Air. It will also help the airline increase its footprint in South Korea.
SMEs operating with Woojung Air will be able to compare Qatar Airways Cargo’s offerings on the iNOMAD portal. Woojung Air is a prominent consolidator in South Korea and one of the top customers of Qatar Airways Cargo.
Digital transformation and the ‘Next Generation Strategy’
The pairing with iNOMAD further evidences the airlines move towards a digital transformation of its operations and services.
Last year, Qatar Airways Cargo launched Digital Lounge, a premium booking experience, that provides a much more connected experience for its customers.
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.
The carriers ‘Next Generation Strategy’ seeks to harness what it describes as ‘digital potential’ to further enhance its operations.
Mr. Guillaume Halleux, Chief Officer Cargo at Qatar Airways said, “Digital transformation is high on our agenda as part of our VISION 2027 and Next Generation Strategy.”
“The integration and partnership with iNOMAD brings 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-suk Yim, the CEO of iNOMAD said, “Its strength is 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.”
He also added, “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.”
iNOMAD is an air cargo platform, Korea-based, with a cutting-edge logistics system created by its own software development team and air logistics experts.
They have 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 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.
The new logistics center will be equipped with various smart devices and a security x-ray inspection system to provide safe and advanced logistics services.
About Qatar Airways Cargo
Qatar Airways Cargo, the world’s leading international air cargo carrier is based in Doha, State of Qatar.
It serves a global network of more than 70 freighter destinations and 150 passenger destinations utilising freighters, belly-hold passenger flights, passenger freighters and mini freighters.
The airline’s freighter fleet includes two Boeing 747-8 freighters, two Boeing 747-400 freighters, 26 Boeing 777 freighters and one Airbus 310 freighter. It also has an extensive road feeder service (RFS) network.