Unisys Delivers Web-Based Cargo Solutions To Air Canada

Compiled By Deborah Austin Air Canada is Web-enabling its cargo-related information technology systems through a seven-year, $30 million contract with Unisys Corp. The airline is installing Unisys [email protected] Logistics Solutions, whose Internet-accessible components will enable shippers to track a piece of cargo through its lifecycle, helping Air Canada manage its freight processes more efficiently and analyze areas needing enhancement. Air Canada will make most of its cargo processing functions and data accessible via the Web for remote stations without direct connections to its system. Since acquiring Canadian Airlines last summer and finishing the resulting systems integration, Air Canada has used Unisys outsourcing facilities in Eagan, Minn. for freight management efficiencies and cost savings. E-business solutions firm Unisys is based in the Philadelphia area; Air Canada, in Montreal

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