Cargo 2000 has appointed Thorsten Lafleur technical director with responsibility for the global development, maintenance, and industry-wide adoption of the overall business process and standards of the Cargo 2000 project.
Cargo 2000 is a self-funded, non-profit interest group sponsored by the International Air Transport Association. It includes some 60 major airlines, freight forwarders, ground handlers, trucking companies and IT providers which are implementing re-engineered air cargo transport processes from shipper to consignee using Cargo’s 2000’s “Master Operating Plan”.
By more than halving the number of individual processes in the air cargo supply chain to just 19, Cargo 2000 is less labour intensive and improves the process for managing shipments in a paperless environment. It substantially reduces time spent managing irregularities, such as service failures, cuts the time required for manual track and trace procedures and leads to a reduction in service recovery costs.
Lafleur will take up the post on 1st September based in Miami, Florida at the CNS/IATA office for the Americas. He is currently responsible for Lufthansa Cargo’s service and product offer for the transport of classic perishables and dangerous goods.