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EMBARGOED 27 March 2018

Cargo Community System Japan signs with CHAMP Cargosystems for new air cargo distribution platform

Luxembourg, 27 March 2018 – Cargo Community System Japan Co. (CCSJ) has today signed an agreement with CHAMP Cargosystems to provide a new cloud-based air cargo messaging system that includes IT infrastructure, an operational messaging platform and customer invoicing.  CHAMP’s CEO, Arnaud Lambert and CCSJ’s President, Kazuo Hirabayashi marked this momentous occasion at an official ceremony at CHAMP’s headquarters in Contern, Luxembourg attended by distinguished guests from both the Luxembourgish and Japanese states.

CCSJ is the sole Cargo Community System in Japan connecting all participants (airlines, freight forwarders and handling agents) in the national airfreight market.  CHAMP is operating the largest global cargo community system on a state-of-the-art messaging and integration platform and was able to demonstrate to CCSJ how its solution can be customized to meet the current and emerging needs of the Japanese air cargo community. 

 “It is truly a privilege to have this opportunity to deliver high-quality service to CCSJ” says Arnaud Lambert, CEO at CHAMP Cargosystems. “With our friends of the Luxembourgish and Japanese states present, CHAMP welcomes the added economic ties between our two great economies. It is an honor to provide the technology for the next chapter of CCSJ’s air cargo mission in driving digitization across the Japanese air cargo community.”

 “As a leading member and innovator, CHAMP has long been an integral member of the air cargo community,” says Kazuo Hirabayashi, President of CCSJ. “After much deliberation and thought – and because of this distinguished position, its dedication to the advancement of air cargo technology - CHAMP is well suited to bring CCSJ’s transformation to fruition.”

CCSJ has had a long term relationship with CHAMP, through its Traxon product line, where both companies have been collaborating by connecting the Japanese market to the international air cargo community. 


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About Cargo Community System Japan Co.

Cargo Community System Japan (CCS-Japan) was established in 1999 and is the only Air Cargo Information Exchange Service Provider in Japan.

Prior to CCS-Japan, there was no neutral provider in Japan with each stakeholder in air freight Industry having to install its own information exchange network.  The Japanese community recognized the importance of having efficient information exchange capabilities as it was seen to be a critical component to the success of the Japanese Industry. This resulted with the 3 leading airlines and the 3 major air freight forwarders in Japan to promote the establishment of a neutral community provider. Twenty-eight (28) companies (including the 6 above) agreed to the proposal and became the shareholders to the newly created CCS-Japan entity.  Since then, CCS-Japan has been providing world-class information exchange services to not only the Japanese market but also abroad through CCS-Japan’s global networks (One Stop Data Exchange Access). CCS-Japan continues to innovative through paperless services which are propelling the Japanese community in improving its operational effectiveness.


CHAMP Cargosystems provides the most comprehensive range of integrated IT solutions and distribution services for the air cargo transport chain. The portfolio spans core management systems, messaging services, and eCargo solutions. These include applications to meet customs and security requirements, quality optimization as well as e-freight and mobility needs. The products and services are well known under the Cargospot, Traxon and Logitude brands.

The company serves over 200 airlines and GSAs, and links these with some 3,000 forwarders and GHAs worldwide.  CHAMP’s solutions help its customers and their clients adapt to critical and continuous changes in air transport logistics to meet global trade demands.

CHAMP Cargosystems is headquartered in Luxembourg and operates offices in London, Zurich, Frankfurt, Manila, Singapore and Atlanta.


(from left to right 1st row) Kazuo Hirabayashi, President CCSJ ; Arnaud Lambert, CEO CHAMP Cargosystems (from left to right 2nd row) Masamitsu Kurita, General Manager - Development CCSJ ; Robert Dennewald, Vice-President of the Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce ; Shigeji Suzuki, H.E. Ambassador of Japan ; Patrick Nickels, Premier Conseillier du gouvernement , Luxembourg Ministry of Economy ; Nicholas Xenocostas, Vice-President Sales & Marketing CHAMP Cargosystems

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