The cargo division of Air Mauritius has recently extended the agreement with Traxon Europe which was first signed in 2002. In addition, the scope of the agreement was expanded in an ongoing effort to simplify operations, facilitate the drive towards e-freight, and reduce costs.
Frankfurt on Main, August 2011 – Air Mauritius, the national carrier of the Republic of Mauritius, has recently prolonged and augmented the agreement with Traxon Europe, the international e-communications provider for the air cargo industry. The airline is now open to all markets and customers for EDI messaging. Furthermore, since June 2011 Air Mauritius accepts FHL messages (House Waybill) in addition to FWB messages (e-Air Waybill). Forwarders who are already exchanging messages with Air Mauritius via Traxon Europe just need to add the FHL messages. Companies not yet exchanging EDI messages with the carrier can ask Traxon Europe for assistance to implement the connection.
The contract gives Air Mauritius access to the Traxon Europe network world-wide and covers e-booking, air waybill data transfer, status information and consolidation list (FHL) transmission for customs. The aim is a stable interchange of messages between logistics partners and the air cargo carrier.
“We are very proud to extend our cooperation with Traxon Europe. We are sure that Air Mauritius and its customers will achieve better efficiency at reduced costs through the use of e-communication solutions offered by Traxon Europe,” says Jean Claude Leste, Senior Manager Cargo of Air Mauritius.
With the new agreement Air Mauritius has set the path for coming e-customs and e-freight requirements. Air Mauritius is fully supporting IATA in the e-freight initiative. The airline is an approved member of the e-freight Pilot Central Action Group (PCAG) participating in the UK Pilot trade lane as a benchmark country.
The Traxon network enables Air Mauritius to do business with all logistics and industry partners on a single uniform platform. The EDI messaging services are an integral part of Air Mauritius’ product offering and efforts to reduce paperwork and improve cost efficiency and results. The airline and customers profit from faster and more streamlined processes.
“The new agreement with Air Mauritius considerably strengthens our position in Africa and underlines our high quality standards, innovation capabilities, and flexibility,” says a proud Carola Bodach, Senior Area Manager Sales at Traxon Europe.
TRAXON Europe, headquartered in Frankfurt am Main (Germany), was founded in 1991. The company’s dedicated professional team provides comprehensive, leading edge electronic communication solutions and services to the airfreight industry. TRAXON Europe’s innovative products help the different partners of the air cargo supply chain to electronically manage air shipments and meet Cargo 2000, IATA e-freight, WCO (World Customs Organization) and postal requirements. They optimize global process quality, increase in-time delivery and document accuracy by eliminating sources of error. TRAXON Europe not only boosts its clients’ customer service and gives them a competitive edge but it also greens their CO2 footprint by eliminating the need for paper.
The global network of TRAXON Europe links more than 9,000 offices of forwarders and third party providers of logistics services with some 100 international airlines. TRAXON Europe generated a turnover of about Euro 9.6 million in 2010. Around 155 million messages were transmitted that year.
For more information about TRAXON Europe, please visit www.traxon.com.
Air Mauritius is the national carrier of the Republic of Mauritius. Created in 1967, it currently operates a fleet of four A340-300, two A340-300E, two A330-200, two A319-100 and two ATR72-500. Air Mauritius presently flies to twenty-six destinations in Europe, Asia, Australia, Africa and the Indian Ocean. For further information about Air Mauritius visit the website: www.airmauritius.com