NIIT Technologies to transform cargo handling at Brazil’s GRU Airport

13 November 2013 (Last Updated November 13th, 2013 18:30)

NIIT Technologies, an IT services company, has partnered with GRU Aeroporto Internacional de São Paulo (Sao Paulo International Airport) in Brazil to transform the cargo handling system at the airport.

GRU airport

NIIT Technologies, an IT services company, has partnered with GRU Aeroporto Internacional de São Paulo (Sao Paulo International Airport) in Brazil to transform the cargo handling system at the airport.

The partnership will establish a single-platform cargo handling system, which will manage all performance and operational needs of the cargo terminal, including core processes such as import, export, national, domestic and abandoned cargo.

The system will feature a web-enabled interface which will connect and streamline all external customer service-based processes and agents.

The fully integrated software platform will provide the airport with enhanced efficiencies, increased monitoring and greater control over ground handling operations.

"We needed a partner with international experience in the cargo sphere."

NIIT Technologies US president Lalit Dhingra said: "As Latin America continues to grow, and the supply of products to this region increases, the existing technology infrastructure will be under immense pressure.

"NIIT Technologies is thrilled to be the transformation partner bringing this state of the art technology and process for Sao Paulo airport."

GRU Airport CIO Luiz Ritzmann said: "GRU Airport Cargo is undergoing extensive upgrade works, which encompass renovation, new equipment, new systems, and new technologies.

"Within this context, we needed a partner with international experience in the cargo sphere, like NIIT Technologies, that would be able to understand our needs and mainly to offer technological solutions so as to enhance the efficiency and quality of our services."

NIIT Technologies is the developer of COSYS, a warehouse management system specifically designed for cargo ground handling agents and cargo carriers, which is capable of providing real-time flight and shipment tracking information on a near real-time basis.


Image: GRU Airport. Photo: courtesy of Bruno Dantas/Wikimedia Commons.