Mercator unveils Nomad at IATA Global Cargo forum

During the IATA Global Cargo Forum held in Paris this week, Mercator showcased its web-based management cargo application.

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By  Greg Wilson Published  February 13, 2002

Mercator, the IT services business of Emirates Group unveiled its Nomad web-based cargo tracking application in Paris this week. The system is customisable to the needs of passenger and cargo airlines, as well as ground handling agents and airports.

The application ensures that stocks of containers or ‘unit load devices’ (ULDs) of the right type, quantity and quality are in the right place at the right time, and at the right cost.

According to a press statement, the effective management of ULDs will streamline operations, improve efficiency, reduce costs and provide maximum control of containers wherever they are in the world.

Nomad also offers inventory, stock control and messaging functionality, damage & repair tracking modules, interline loaning modules and additional management tools.

“Nomad gives airlines and handling agents much tighter control over containers and new functionality,” says Hugh Pride director information technology, Mercator.

“Airlines using Nomad will cure the headaches of managing containers at a stroke,” he adds.

Nomad has already been implemented with Emirates and SriLankan Airlines. “It’s made us quicker and slicker, and revolutionised the way we work,” says Clive Clemson, Emirates airport services manager.

“We can sum up our ULD situation at a glance, and take action before problems develop. As a result we are reaping major benefits,” he adds.

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