Swissport rolls out e-document management solution SHIELD Intelefile.
Zurich, 13th September, 2011 – Swissport International, the world’s leading provider of cargo services to the aviation sector, has signed a global contract to London based Transputec Computers plc to supply its electronic air freight document management solution, SHIELD Intelefile. The system will be in 20 major Swissport stations across Europe and the US by 2012 before being rolled out to all stations worldwide.
SHIELD Intelefile was designed specifically for the air freight industry where large volumes of paper-based documentation continue to dominate. It has already been used by Swissport at Heathrow for more than eight years.
Swissport’s John Batten, Executive Vice President Global Cargo, said: “We are very pleased to award Transputec a global contract. SHIELD Intelefile has been used very successfully at Heathrow helping to streamline logistics, improve customer service and reduce total administration costs. It also represents the single most practical solution to manage the ever challenging issue of air freight documentation compliance.”
Transputec CEO Rickie Sehgal said: “This is tremendous news for Transputec. The contract with Swissport builds on the success of our existing partnership and cements our ongoing collaboration to innovate further in developing e-freight solutions.”
Swissport International Ltd provides ground services for around 100 million passengers and 3.2 million tonnes of cargo a year (the latter using 98 warehouses with a total floor area of over 360,000 square metres) on behalf of some 650 client-companies in the aviation sector. With a workforce of around 35.000 personnel, Swissport is active at 180 stations in 36 countries on five continents, and generated consolidated operating revenue of EUR 1.3 billion in 2010. www.swissport.com
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SHIELD Intelefile is an electronic document management system, supplied by London based Transputec Computers plc. It was designed specifically for the air freight industry where large amounts of paper documentation is generated, copied and distributed. It is an innovative and low cost internet-based solution with a secure, high quality outsourcing service. http://bit.ly/mOsvQ9 Twitter: @SHIELDInt
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