MASkargo moves to Unisys cloud-based legacy cargo management system

MAB Kargo Sdn Bhd (MASkargo) has moved to Unisys Corporation (NYSE: UIS) cloud-based logistics management system (LMS) to manage its domestic and international cargo services, the company said.

All of MASkargo´s core system functions from the previous mainframe-based system were transitioned to Unisys´ cloud-based LMS. The cutover included customizations to integrate with the carrier´s automated warehouse system.

MASkargo is the cargo division of Malaysia Airlines. It is a large ground handling agent in Kuala Lumpur and acts as the agent for more than 30 foreign airlines at its Advanced Cargo Centre to accept, process and deliver cargo shipments, which are carried on foreign carriers´ flights. In total MASkargo processes approximately 1.5 million master and house air waybills per year.

The Internet-based system provides global access in a direct and cost efficient manner. Featuring a user friendly graphic interface, the system enables users to make reservations anytime and anywhere based on controls built into the system.

Unisys LMS is used by airlines worldwide to manage air cargo business. The cloud-based delivery model allows airlines to reduce costs compared to running traditional software systems, and speeds the pace of change as enhancements are deployed each month for all clients. The cloud model also helps members work collaboratively on developments.