SpiceJet has renewed its contract with SmartKargo to continue the delivery of real-time shipment data and innovative air cargo technology that powers key operations for its air cargo business arm, SpiceXpress.
Since 2015, SpiceJet has utilised the SmartKargo platform to support and grow its domestic and international Cargo business, including its important Pharma Pro cold-chain services.
Since the pandemic lockdowns of early 2020, SpiceJet and SpiceXpress have together played a critical role, working relentlessly to ensure that India’s supply chain remained intact; providing the transportation of vital goods and medical supplies to all corners of India and the world. SpiceJet has operated more than 12,906 cargo flights since the lockdown began and carried around 104,800 tones of cargo. Most recently, the airline has partnered with a variety of airports and logistics entitles to safely and efficiently transport COVID-19 vaccines.
Sanjiv Gupta, CEO of SpiceXpress said, “For the past 5 years, SmartKargo technology has provided Spice Xpress with the advanced digital tools needed to quickly and effectively transform our cargo business. As a result, we have been able to further digitise our processes to support highly efficient air cargo operations, growth and improved experience for our customers. We are very pleased to extend the partnership and we look forward to continuing our growth and service to our communities; especially in the critical transport and delivery of medical supplies, pharmaceuticals and vaccines due to COVID-19.”
SpiceXpress has the capability to transport extremely sensitive drugs, vaccines blood samples and medicines in controlled temperatures ranging from -40°C to +25°C. Besides, the airline also offers other benefits such as a network of warehouses equipped with deep freezers to enable change of cool packs and ground vehicles and containers to help transport sensitive cargo. Spice Xpress has the capability of providing door-to-door deliveries to over 12,600 pin codes across India.
Most recently, as part of its continued efforts, the airline has partnered with a variety of airports and logistics entitles to transport COVID-19 vaccines via its Pharma Pro cold-chain service.
Gupta added, “The success of the biggest vaccination drive largely depends upon the transport, storage and distribution of vaccines to every part of the world without any major challenges. At SpiceJet, we are ensuring no stones are left unturned in making this drive a remarkable success. Our latest tie-up with Adani Ahmedabad International Airport Limited is another step in that direction to help in the seamless transportation of the COVID-19 vaccine.”
Milind Tavshikar, Chief Executive Officer of QuantumID Technologies and SmartKargo said, “We applaud our friends and colleagues at SpiceJet for their remarkable work in distributing critical medical supplies and temperature-controlled vaccines across India and the world. On behalf of the SmartKargo team, we express our gratitude for your continued support.”
“SmartKargo provides airlines with real-time shipment data and tracking, paperless e-AWBs; ease of booking for cargo agents and customers with single- screen data entries; powerful pricing and rate-making via simplification; real-time capacity management: user-configurable real-time business intelligence and reporting; integrated Cargo Revenue accounting and more,” Tavshikar added.
Additionally, SmartKargo provides streamlined access to growth in cargo revenues via its e-commerce engine, which is available as an add-on or stand-alone service that wraps around an airline’s existing cargo technology platform.