C.A.L. Cargo Airlines is the latest airline to join Cargo 2000’s quality management system.
Founded in 1976, the airline is privately owned by the Nir Shitufi agricultural cooperative that represents the Israeli kibbutzim and moshavim. C.A.L. carries approximately 75,000 tons of cargo annually, exporting goods from Israel ranging from fresh agricultural produce and industrial materials, and importing heavy machinery, automobiles, sensitive and sophisticated industrial and scientific equipment, livestock and hazardous materials from all over the world. The airline owns and operates two Boeing 747-200F aircraft, each with a capacity of over 110 tons. These operate scheduled services seven times a week from Tel Aviv to Liege as well as a twice-weekly transatlantic route from Liege to New York.
Isaac Tobaly, President of C.A.L. said: ‘Our goal as a company is to consistently improve. We have decided to implement the Cargo 2000 quality management system to improve our processes and information flow and to emphasize our commitment to the highest possible levels of customer service.’
Lothar Moehle, Regional Director EMEA for Cargo 2000, added: ‘Our membership already includes some 30 of the world’s largest cargo carriers. However, it offers just as many quality improvement and cost benefits to regional operators like C.A.L. Cargo 2000 works for any business in the air cargo supply chain that believes in the value of quality and that is prepared to make a commitment to implementing our quality management system.’
Cargo 2000 first published performance data in May 2005. At that time, it measured 148,795 route maps. In June 2009, it measured 1,194,669 route maps systemwide ’ a year-on-year increase over the same month in 2008 of +148,064.
The number of worldwide lane segments measured in June 2009 rose 26% to 156,705. Under Phase 1 of the program, 139,125 shipments were measured during the month while lane segments measured rose 12% on the same month a year earlier to 32,141.
Flown-as-planned performance to Cargo 2000’s quality standard fell 1% to 90% while FWB Correct ’ measuring booking quality level and accuracy of data ’ remained at 92%.