Lufthansa Cargo is the world’s first cargo airline to make a cloud-based application available for digital creation of the transport documents required for dangerous goods.
Lufthansa says the new DGD.online cloud application will help shippers digitise their dangerous goods processes and facilitate paperless cooperation with logistics providers
“The new DGD.online offering will strongly support shippers and can be used in equal measure for shipments sent via air, road and sea,” the carrier says. The developers, using input from pilot customers, focused on achieving a very user-friendly application with validation and convenience features designed to add value.
“With DGD.online, we are further expanding our digital offering and striving to make it as easy as possible for our customers and partners to use electronic services,” says Boris Hueske, head of Digital Transformation at Lufthansa Cargo. In this way, we can all leverage the potential that digitisation has to offer and make air cargo handling even faster and more efficient in the future.”
Siemens Healthcare GmbH is one of the first users of DGD.online, having already accompanied all stages of the application’s development. “This new application fits seamlessly into our digitisation strategy. DGD.online will have a lasting, positive effect on the productivity of our service delivery process”, says Markus Dess, logistics process planner at Siemens Healthineers.
DGD.online can be used, for example, to generate electronically signed dangerous goods declarations and send them automatically, complete with attachments such as safety data sheets. Forwarders and other logistics providers can also be digitally integrated into the handling process, facilitating paperless cooperation.
DGD.online is equipped for future use of eDGD. The integrated validation and convenience features can help accelerate processes and prevent costly errors.