From left to right: Ramesh Darbha, Steve Hill, Des Vertannes, co-founder Arun Singh

Steve Hill, who recently left Champ Cargosystems, is to join start-up e-Cargoware in an advisory role.

Mr Hill, who left Champ to found his IT consultancy, Top Tier Associates, will also become head of innovation and help enhance e-Cargoware’s ‘digital-first’ airfreight product portfolio.

“Our industry is rapidly transforming, and I am delighted to support the e-Cargoware board with its expansion plans to deliver innovative digital solutions that meet the inevitable transformational change brought about by business and technical innovation,” said Mr Hill.

“I see a real desire for change with all stakeholders, including airlines, handlers and GSSAs, willing to embrace innovation, and in e-Cargoware I saw a team pushing the technological boundaries to transform our industry.”

CEO Ramesh Darbha added: “Our industry is going through a major digital push and securing Steve’s services is a major win for us.”

e-Cargoware is a software company founded by Mr Darbha with Arun Singh, aiming to provide an easy-to-use, cost-effective ERP solution on the cloud for air freight for cargo airlines, GSAs and cargo handlers. According to Des Vertannes, who brought himself out of retirement to chair the board, the solution is “brilliant”.

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