Hamburg Airport (HAM) is piloting a new air cargo community platform, [email protected] Air Cargo Community System, from software developer DAKOSY at its air cargo centre.
The neutral IT-supported system enables all companies involved in freight handling processes – in particular handling agents, forwarders, truckers and airlines – to optimise and accelerate their transport and freight processes for both import and export.
This will shorten handling and wait times in the air cargo centre, increase transparency along the transport chain and also minimise errors and costs by avoiding duplicate entry of data. Customs, security, dangerous goods and supply chain management processes are also supported and in many cases even automated.
The pilot project is initially planned to start at Hamburg Airport Cargo Center on 6 May 2019.
“I’m pleased that we can implement the pilot project at Hamburg Airport Cargo Center together with our experienced partner DAKOSY,” says Alexander Müller, head of Cargo at Hamburg Airport.
“I’m certain that the standardised early data exchange between the process participants made possible by [email protected] will create great added value for everyone. The pilot project will provide us with conclusive results for the processes at our air freight center.”
UIrich Wrage, CEO of DAKOSY, is also convinced that [email protected] will make air freight processing at Hamburg Airport even more efficient: “Through intelligent process support and networking, [email protected] provides the ideal basis for further optimising the physical processes between companies involved in air freight processing and for achieving significantly faster and more transparent processing.”
Another important aspect is the Door Management System: As part of the pilot project, time slots are booked for the delivery of goods to the air freight centre. The delivery company, as well as the handling partner of the airline can thereby plan coordinated schedules for the delivery of goods. As a result, drivers can reduce wait times on site and dispatchers can more easily plan for necessary capacities.
[email protected] will initially be used at Hamburg Airport in a four-month pilot project. In this phase, the project partners will concentrate on export processes. In addition to the initiator Hamburg Airport and the software provider DAKOSY, the project participants include the forwarding agents CROSS FREIGHT, Delta Stallion, a.hartrodt and Sable, the airline handling partners LUG and Swissport, the Hamburg Airport Customs Office and the Hamburg Freight Forwarders Association.