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Cargo streamlines all processes from sales to publish! The system is built with flexibility in mind to handle any type of file management. And – you can administer the system yourself! Everything is configurable, you are not in the hands of a consultant all the time. Cargo is truly a standard system that can be tailor made for your needs.

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Cargo Ad Portal is the most flexible and versatile system for ad management on the market.

File delivery

Direct your customers to upload files with customized metadata via an online web form with e-mail notification, instead of using anonymous FTP clients.

PDF preflight

How many times have you had to call your customer to tell them that their PDF file was not up to your standard? With Cargo Online Preflight your customer will immediatley see whether the PDF is OK or not.

Control & overview

It doesn’t matter what the source is, E-mail, FTP, a folder or a Cargo web form, all files will end up in the Cargo Dispatch interface foreasy overview and handling.

Ad matching with ad booking system

If you are receiving ads via Cargo, you can easily match them with your existing ad booking system, without leaving Cargo.

Ad production

Plug-in for InDesign where ad producers can see booked ads and all files that has been uploaded by customers. Pickup recent ads for customer and start producing the next ad, quick and easy.

Proofing of ads

Send proofs to your customers directly from InDesign. Customer will be directed to an online approval area where they can comment on the proof.

Ad archive

With built-in search functions in you can create and maintain a full archive of all your published ads. This lets you pickup and repeat ads very easily.

XMP embedding

The Cargo solution can also embed all information about the ad as XMP metadata in the actual PDF, which makes Cargo compatible with almost any 3rd party DAM system.

Sending files

Cargo can even distribute files to your customers or partners. Instead of sending large files via e-mail, upload them to Cargo and an e-mail will be sent to the recipient with a download link to the file.


Behind the Cargo server you will find one of the greatest and most flexible automation engines available that lets you pretty much automate anything. Whether it is automatic preflight of PDF files or color correction of images, Cargo can handle it all.

Web form designer

Within the intuitive admin interface you can easily build your own web forms, without any prior knowledge of HTML.


Administration of the system is done via an intuitive admin client. This means that customer can administrate the system by themselves without using consultants.


Cargo is an extremely flexible solution. In the media industry you find the most complex workflows, but you can rest assured, Cargo can handle it. When your organization changes, Cargo can easily be adapted to fit your new needs.

Ad booking system support

Cargo support several different ad booking systems, see below for complete list. If your system is not listed here and it’s SQL based then we can connect to it.

Atex AdBase, AdBase XE & Enterprise, Lineup Ad-Point, Anygraaf AProfit, Tieto CrossAdvertising, PositionEtt P1 Annonsbokning, MS Dynamics, Navision SQLserver, NetSuite


If you are interested in Cargo, let us know and we'll make you a quote.


Key features

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How to upload large files to support?


When sending problems to support or asking questions about a specific functionality, it is always helpful if you supply as much information as possible:

  • Profiles or Process Plans when working with pdfToolbox or pdfaPilot
  • Example documents 'before' and 'after' to explain the problem or question
  • Screenshots explaining the specific problem

When such files are over 2MB it is more reliable and quicker to send them to us through our Dropbox. This article describes how to do so.


  1. First of all, please give your documents a unique name. If you already have a case ID (a 5-digit number), please include this case ID in the name of the file(s) you are going to send to us.
  2. Click this link to browse to our Dropbox upload page
  3. Click 'Choose files from your computer' and navigate to the files
  4. If you are not logged into Dropbox, fill out your First and Last name and email address
  5. Click 'Upload'

You will receive an email confirming your files were uploaded succesfully.

Do you have a complete price list in Euro / USD?

Yes, the latest price list is available via distributor Four Pees. To access the Reseller Guide, go to Once you have registered as reseller, and your account has been approved, you will be granted access to the reseller guide containing full pricing information for all products in Euro and USD. With any questions regarding exact pricing for specific customers, bundles etc... please contact

System requirements

Uploading files & reviewing proofs

Safari, Chrome, FireFox or Internet Explorer

Client software

Java 1.6 or later for Cargo Dispatch

Cargo Server

Mac OS X 10.6 or later
Windows 2003/2008/2012 Server
Minimum of 8Gb of RAM

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