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Cargo iQ announces new lead and new aims for 2022

Cargo iQ welcomed attendees to its IATA World Cargo Symposium press conference virtually this year, on 13th October 2021.

During the conference, the Board announced the appointment of Lothar Moehle as the organization’s new Executive Director and revealed its objectives for 2022.

Moehle has over four decades of experience in the air cargo and logistics sectors and was also of the founding fathers of Cargo 2000, the original name for Cargo iQ when it was launched in 1997.

“Cargo iQ is one of the few organizations in the industry with all stakeholders working together, and I join the leadership team as we look to drive the organization in new directions, to achieve our ultimate goal of a quality-driven global supply chain,” said Moehle.

“The last 18 months have taught us, more than ever, to embrace digitalization for a seamless and transparent supply chain.

“Collaboration is key to us achieving that as an industry, and Cargo iQ provides a vital platform to achieve that collaboration.”

Cargo iQ Chairman Henrik Ambak also gave an update on the organization’s progress over the past year.

“In 2021 the Cargo iQ management team and working groups have been busy laying the groundwork for the organization, and 2022 will focus on the implementation work, collaborating directly with members and sharing best practices,” said Henrik Ambak, Senior Vice President Cargo Operations Worldwide, Emirates.

The Board went on to announce Cargo iQ’s five key objectives for 2022, which include:

  • Achieving 100% reporting and full transparency, to ensure ‘one version of the truth’ from end to end of the Master Operating Plan (MOP)

  • Ensuring Cargo iQ processes are fully implemented as members’ Quality Management System (QMS)

  • Enhancing adoption of the Cargo iQ methodology through membership growth and retention

  • Accelerating the development cycle for new and revised processes, ensuring that Cargo iQ stays relevant and makes use of emerging technologies

  • Ensuring that members want to be involved and truly feel that the Cargo iQ processes are their processes

The organization also hopes to drive a previously trialed strategy to recruit more Small and Medium-sized Enterprise (SME) freight forwarders to the Cargo iQ community, offering them improved planning and control capabilities at an affordable price point.

A new fee structure has been proposed to the membership, which they are soon to vote on; final adoption by members will be determined after voting is complete.

Moehle will begin his term as Executive Director on January 1, 2022, as Cargo iQ celebrates its 25th year.

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