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Transchem announces Nexxiot partnership

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Polish railroad operator Transchem has announced a new partnership with Nexxiot technology for the digital equipment of its fleet. The two companies have agreed on a cooperation to this effect, which will start in the fall of 2020. Transchem’s main aim is to increase the sustainability and quality control of the goods it ships. Nexxiot now enables Transchem to gather and analyze the data they need to make better decisions for improved operational performances.

With more than 20 years of experience, Transchem knows what it takes to deliver high quality services to its end customers in the chemicals and energy sector. As a licensed Railway Undertaking, Transchem provides rail cars and traction with a fleet of over 1,000 railcars and operations spanning Europe. With a focus on innovative solutions and ‘best in class’ services the topic of sustainability has risen to the top of the corporate agenda.

“We noticed some of our partners were not as focused on the sustainability and emissions topic as we are,” says Rafał Cisek, Director for international cooperation at Transchem. “We want to ensure we can say with confidence that we have done all we can to reduce unnecessary emissions and maximize the quality of the goods we transport. Our customers depend on us to do this for them,” he went on to say.

Transchem is transporting liquid bulk goods, many of which are temperature sensitive. Some of the chemicals are caustic or flammable, meaning monitoring hardware is required that’s intrinsically safe to use in hazardous industrial environments. Other goods need to be actively monitored for temperature so they can unload them at the right place and time. With tar or bitumen for example, if it’s too cold it won’t flow out of the pipes. “A lot of the time we feel like our partners overheat the product to be on the ‘safe’ side but this results in excess costs and wasted heat energy which leads to soaring emissions,” says Cisek. The Nexxiot solution is able to meet all these requirements to bring transparency to Transchem’s processes.

Cisek continues, “Our customers naturally have high expectations. They see us as their quality service provider of choice and this step to digitize the rail fleet is in keeping with their requirements”. Cisek chose Nexxiot as a technology partner because Nexxiot has an integrated approach on the technology and a reputation as market leader and innovator. “This now allows us to make assessments in real time on deployment of heating solutions and decide how much time is required to manage loading and unloading schedules. This means we save on shunting by managing the moves better, we provide better quality for customers and we get better visibility on partner services to ensure we reach our own sustainability goals.”

Transchem looked into buying all technology parts and putting it together themselves but it remains unfeasible as it’s too far from the core business. Nexxiot provides an integrated solution with sensors, gateway devices, device and data management and all the analytics and reporting that’s required to extract profit. With its innovative technology the company can track, find and protect cargo through intelligent alarms across the globe with an extremely accurate, below 1-meter precision.

For Nexxiot, the objective is to provide an adaptive solution that meets all market needs. Monika Ferenz, Managing Director Poland at Nexxiot, says “This is in line with our motivations to address the current global megatrend of improved sustainability and supply chain transparency. Our clients want to assess the environmental behavior of partners and supply chain participants to get a single view of their actual energy utilization and performance. The deployment of the technology opens the path to multiple wins in social, environmental and business value.”

October 15, 2020 |

CEVA nets two long-term Polish contract extensions

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CEVA Logistics is further strengthening its position in the Polish Contract Logistics market through two long-term contract extensions with key customers. One, a world-leading lighting manufacturer, has been working with CEVA for over 10 years and the other, SVP Worldwide, is the parent company of many of the world’s leading sewing machine manufacturers and has worked with CEVA for more than five years.

Both companies have signed contract renewals based on the high service levels, innovative solutions, and efficient service already provided to them.

A CEVA Logistics team of almost 400 employees ensures operational continuity of two warehouses in Poland for the leading lighting manufacturer, with a contract renewed until the end of 2022. In both sites, which represent 60,000 square meters in total, CEVA is in charge of comprehensive warehouse services, including inbound and outbound operations, storage, transport organization (transport planning including cut-off customer orders, order aggregation, operational communication with carriers) and value-added services.

From these two warehouses, CEVA distributes the customer’s products all over the world using innovative technologies which increase the safety and efficiency of its sites while maintaining its environmental credentials. This includes using on-demand packaging in order to reduce packaging to the minimum amount possible per parcel.

CEVA will provide a full spectrum of warehousing and logistics services for machines, accessories and spare parts from market-leading sewing machine manufacturer SVP Worldwide. The company moved into a new warehouse in Stargard in north-west Poland from which CEVA will operate the transport and distribution of goods in central and northern Europe. The contract extension runs until 2023 with plans from the two companies to further expand activities.

“Building long-term working relationships with Contract Logistics customers is a key part of our business success in Poland. These two customers have seen that we are a trusted partner with who they can grow and expand their business across the region. We are delighted that both have chosen to renew their contracts with CEVA Logistics” states Guillaume Sauzedde, CEVA Logistics Managing Director Eastern Europe.

October 15, 2020 |

Svitzer announces new Emden ops

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Global towage operator Svitzer Europe will start a new towage operation in the seaport of Emden – Germany’s third-largest North Sea port – from 1st January 2020, the company has announced today.

To fully service customers at Emden, Svitzer will deploy two tugboats; the Svitzer Valand, a tractor tug with 45 tons bollard pull and part of the organisation’s existing European fleet, and the newly purchased Svitzer Vestri, an azimuth stern drive tug with 60 tons bollard pull. Vestri is a newbuild from Turkish shipbuilder Med Marine, and Svitzer will take delivery of the vessel later in October 2020.

Emden is Germany’s third-largest North Sea port, and over the past 25 years it has evolved to become one of Europe’s biggest RoRo ports and a significant export terminal for Germany’s car manufacturing industry. Emden also plays a vital role in Germany’s offshore wind sector, serving as a technical and logistical hub for multiple wind farms located in the German Bight.

To service vessels at Emden, Svitzer’s trained crews will have to handle the hub’s unique geography, including its tidal outer port and its independent inland port, situated behind two locks on the River Ems.

Commenting on the expansion, Lise Demant, Managing Director of Svitzer Europe, said: “This move to provide services at the seaport of Emden comes as another step in our realisation of Svitzer Europe’s core strategy and vision of continued and targeted growth.”

“As one of Europe’s pre-eminent ro-ro hubs, and a major link in the German automotive supply chain, Emden is an obvious and fitting strategic location to add to our portfolio. We are confident that this move will allow us to better serve customers new and old, and unlock our innovative, safety-driven, market-leading towage services for more in the market. We look forward to working alongside the port authorities in Emden to play our part in underpinning the first and last mile of German seaborne trade through this vital port.”

Svitzer’s new Emden operation will sit within the company’s Scandinavia and Germany cluster. This cluster spans a diverse range of ports in Sweden, Denmark and Germany including Bremerhaven, Gothenburg, Copenhagen and Malmo.

October 15, 2020 |

LATAM conducts first Bringer Air Cargo charter

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Bringer Air Cargo’s first cargo charter operated by LATAM Cargo Brazil in the Miami-Belo Horizonte/Confins route landed earlier this week. The new air cargo route will be operated each Wednesday using Boeing 767 freighter aircraft.

“The new Miami-Belo Horizonte/Confins operation reinforces LATAM Cargo Group’s solid aerial network and its positioning as the best alternative to meet the needs of customers that require connectivity in their production chain. In addition, the company directly contributes to the region’s development by importing automotive, medical/pharmaceutical, public safety and infrastructure related supplies in an agile manner” states Gabriel Oliva, LATAM Cargo Group’s Commercial VP for North America, Europe and Asia.

It is worth recalling that in August 2020, LATAM Cargo Group had already launched its own unprecedented flight in the Miami-Florianopolis route. Now, Miami-Belo Horizonte/Confins, in partnership with Bringer Air Cargo, becomes the company’s 12th cargo route between Miami (United States) and Brazil.

October 15, 2020 |

Covid bites but bright outlook forecast

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The majority of traders and operators in the shipping sector feel that COVID-19 has negatively affected their revenue, employee headcount, and insurance premiums. However, their prospects for the future are bright, with only a third citing concerns about the sector’s ability to recover within the next two years, according to a new survey by DWF.

The survey, of 200 traders and operators working in the shipping and commodities sector, found that 63 per cent of respondents felt that COVID-19 and the subsequent lockdowns had a negative impact on their revenues. 60.5 per cent said that there was also negative impact on employee headcount, and 46 per cent said that there was negative impact on insurance premiums.

However, the outlook is more positive, with 42 per cent citing that they are not very concerned about the shipping and commodities sector’s ability to recover from the economic effects of COVID-19 within the next 2 years, as opposed to 36 per cent citing concerns.

Jonathan Moss, Head of Marine and Trade at global legal business, DWF said, “Traders’ and operators’ confidence demonstrates the resilience of the shipping sector. The shape of globalisation is changing and international trade is sufficiently flexible to carry out the necessary adjustments to ensure that the sector will continue to thrive in the long term.”

The research went on to uncover the issues that the traders and operators felt would have an impact on the sector in the future. The respondents highlighted that the biggest issues facing the sector in the next two years were, new environmental regulations (42.5 per cent), geo-political tension (42 per cent) and autonomous ships (41.55 per cent). Cyber-attacks came in last with only 35.5 per cent saying it would have a big impact. That said, 43 per cent of respondents cited that with the advancement of technology, cyber security attacks would be a bigger threat to the industry over the next 5-10 years.

Jonathan added, “Surprisingly those polled ranked new environmental regulations, geo-political tensions and autonomous shipping higher than cyber-attacks in their list of concerns over the next two years. This is despite the world’s largest shipping companies being hit by cyber-attacks, which have seriously affected data centres and container booking systems. That said, with the advancement of technology, cyber security attacks will likely be a bigger threat to the industry over the next 5-10 years.”

As for regulation, in light of recent high-profile insolvencies in the shipping and commodities world, with the likes of Hin Leong and Agritrade facing troubles, 42 per cent of respondents highlighted that more regulation is required, as opposed to 31 per cent who cited less regulation was required.

“The back and forth between regulation and deregulation is a feature of the shipping sector. Financial collapses and scandals often prompt demands for new regulation. Whilst those polled believe that new regulations will provide the necessary safeguards, there should be a concentration on making existing regulation more effective. Misunderstandings and misconceptions about the regulatory framework are key contributors to the current rise in litigation,” concluded Jonathan.

October 15, 2020 |

WFS launches Project Coldstream to coordinate vaccine transport

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Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) has launched Project Coldstream to co-ordinate its response to the anticipated global transportation of some 16 billion doses of COVID-19 vaccine, expected to commence in late 2020 and continue through 2021/2.

According to the International Air Transport Association (IATA), the industry expects this to be the largest airlift of a single commodity ever, requiring the equivalent capacity of 8,000 747 aircraft.

Headed by taskforce leader, Mike Duffy, WFS’ EVP Innovation, and supported by senior operations, commercial and communications specialists across WFS’ global network, Project Coldstream is working closely with airlines, forwarders and logistics providers, government agencies and industry organisations such as Pharma.Aero and The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA) to clearly understand temperature and handling requirements. The group will be responsible for developing in-house solutions to the challenge, ensuring the preparedness of WFS’ pharma handling capability, devising plans for additional capacity where needed, and working closely with WFS’ airline customers.

WFS’ multi-million Euro investments in a network of temperature-controlled pharma handling facilities at strategic airport locations around the world over the past two years means it has already earned preferred partner status with many of the world’s biggest transporters of pharmaceuticals and medical devices.

WFS currently operates 12 dedicated pharma facilities in Amsterdam, Barcelona, Brussels, Cape Town, Copenhagen, Frankfurt, Johannesburg, London, Madrid, Miami, New York JFK, and its €10 million state-of-the-art Pharma Centre at Paris CDG. These facilities are all either IATA CEIV or Good Distribution Practice (GDP) certified or compliant.

Barry Nassberg, WFS’ Group Chief Commercial Officer, commented: “Since the start of the COVID pandemic, WFS has been at the forefront of the global response, ensuring vital supplies of Personal Protective Equipment and other medical supplies arriving at airports for hospitals and medical centres around the world have been handled quickly and securely to help save the lives of patients recovering from the virus, and support front-line medical personnel. We are extremely proud to be playing a key role in the international response to COVID and the next big stage of this will be the rapid and safe distribution of vaccines once they are approved. WFS’ significant investment in dedicated facilities and training for pharma shipments means we are uniquely placed to meet the requirements of governments, the pharma industry and our customers. They can be assured of our robust support.”

As well as facilities dedicated to the safe storage, handling and transportation of pharma and medical devices, WFS has dedicated teams of specialists assigned to each location. They have either completed IATA CEIV training or the special Pharma Module covering handling, audits, quality and risk management for temperature-controlled cargoes developed by the WFS Academy, accredited by IATA as one of the world’s top 10 aviation training providers.

The entire WFS response is also underpinned by its Quality Management System to oversee specialist processes, management oversight and the delivery of KPIs. Security will be another core feature of the WFS solution, monitored by the company’s global security operations centres, and including features such as restricted access to pharma zones, security fencing, 24/7 CCTV coverage and intrusion alarm systems.

Mike Duffy said: “The world is waiting for a COVID vaccine to save lives and to support economic recovery. Over half of global vaccine doses are expected to be transported by air cargo because of its speed and reliability, dictated by global demand and the absence of local production facilities in some countries. We are part of an industry-wide solution which is mapping where vaccines are being produced to ensure rapid global vaccine trade flows. We will use all the capabilities we have to deliver and support a consistent and reliable end-to-end handling solution.”

The transportation of COVID vaccines is expected to commence by the end of 2020, reach its peak in the second half of 2021, and continue into 2022. Countries and trading blocs have already ordered over 5 billion doses and, already, some 65,000 tonnes of vaccine are forecast to require air cargo transportation, plus ancillary hardware and PPE which will be needed to administer it.

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), some 140 COVID-19 vaccines are in the initial stages of development globally, with around two dozen being tested on people in clinical trials. In accordance with demand, WFS will also ensure the preparedness of other key stations across its network spanning 175 airports in 20 countries in Europe, the Americas, Asia Pacific and Africa.

October 15, 2020 |

FCS concludes CEIV certification

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Frankfurt Cargo Services (FCS) has successfully concluded the CEIV certification process, confirming that the company officially meets the high standards that apply to transportation of pharmaceutical products.

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) gives this certification to companies that can ensure high quality across the board for sensitive medical products. With vital deliveries of large quantities of vaccine for the novel coronavirus likely to be needed in the near future, these kinds of handling options are becoming more important than ever before.

“The requirements that apply to safe storage and transportation of pharmaceutical products have been evolving steadily in recent years. Pharmaceutical handling is very demanding. It requires clear and stable processes for product safety. Earning certification according to the IATA CEIV standard confirms to us and our customers the quality of FCS’s longstanding activities in this segment,” says Stefan Kassau, Manager Processes & Pharma Handling at FCS. He adds, “It is the basis and incentive for continuing and building on our successful work and guaranteeing our customers that their pharmaceutical consignments will be handled safely at Frankfurt Airport.”

The certification adds value for FCS in terms of the company’s own competencies as well. The IATA audit found the internal training on handling pharmaceutical products that is incorporated into the FCS training concept according to IATA CEIV specifications to be good.

A smooth and uninterrupted cold chain is vital to reliable pharmaceutical logistics. Many pharmaceutical products are very sensitive to even the slightest fluctuations in temperature, and some can even lose efficacy. This makes well-trained staff essential, alongside high-performance warehouses with stable refrigeration and cooling options.

“In the course of the certification process, the FCS special warehouses were equipped with a state-of-the-art new temperature monitoring system and underwent an in-depth audit. Functionality and safety for the products was confirmed by the necessary temperature mapping activities,” says Christoph Cyranek, Manager Quality Assurance & Performance Improvement at FCS. “As part of our preparations for the logistics involving Covid-19 vaccines that is presumably coming up, this certification comes at just the right time, of course. As the first step, we already decided to expand our existing infrastructure so even more handling space can be provided for active refrigerated containers,” he notes.

The next big step, what is known as GDP certification, is also coming up soon. EU “good distribution practice” (GDP) certification for medical products for human use, like CEIV certification, serves to monitor the distribution chain with an eye to the quality and intactness of medicinal products. Unlike CEIV certification, however, it addresses a larger segment of the economy, since GDP certification relates to the entire process of transportation from the producer through to the end customer, independent of airfreight.

Working in tandem with other companies based at Frankfurt Airport that also have CEIV certification, like Fraport Ground Services, a safe, high-quality transportation chain at Frankfurt Airport can be ensured between cargo and apron handlers and airlines. This makes Frankfurt Airport even more attractive as a transshipment point for the pharmaceutical industry, which is especially strong in Germany.

October 15, 2020 |

Cargo-partner organises Austria-China block train

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Cargo-partner has organized a full train from Linz, Austria to Qingdao, China on behalf of the international fiber manufacturer. The block train consists of a total of 46 forty-foot containers, loaded with responsibly produced fibers made from the renewable raw material wood. The shipment departed for its journey across the “Iron Silk Road” on Friday, October 9 and is set to arrive at its destination station in Xi’an, China, in 16 days.

Both Lenzing and cargo-partner strategically rely on rail transport via the New Silk Road as an environmentally friendly, fast and cost-efficient alternative to air and seafreight. After Lenzing sent a first train from Vienna to Shanghai at the end of August, cargo-partner has now been commissioned to organize the transport of a train from Linz to Qingdao. The block train consists of a total of 46 forty-foot containers loaded with TENCEL™ fibers, 28 of which were loaded in the town of Lenzing and a further 18 loaded in the municipality of Heiligenkreuz. After loading, the goods were transported by truck to the nearest rail operator terminal. Once the containers have arrived at the destination terminal in Xi’an, they will be delivered by road to Qingdao.

The ceremonial departure of the train from the container terminal in Linz was attended by prominent state government officials including Mag. Thomas Stelzer, Governor of Upper Austria, and Klaus Luger, Mayor of Linz, as well as by Josefine Dieser, head of the forwarding and logistics division of the Upper Austrian Chamber of Commerce. Marco Schlimpert, Senior Vice President Europe & Americas at Lenzing AG, and cargo-partner CEO Mag. Stefan Krauter were also on site to assure themselves of the professional handling of the premiere transport along with representatives of the involved rail service providers and the General Manager of Linz AG, DI Erich Haider, MBA.

At the subsequent press conference, cargo-partner owner and CEO Stefan Krauter emphasized the good collaboration with the fiber manufacturer: “cargo-partner and Lenzing AG have been working together successfully for more than 10 years, especially in the field of seafreight. When Lenzing recently approached us due to a short-term increase in demand from China and asked for a reliable transport alternative via the Iron Silk Road, our experienced team immediately set about organizing this train.”

Marco Schlimpert (Lenzing) also emphasized the successful cooperation of the two companies and explained the motivations behind it: “Due to the high demand from Chinese brands and retailers for sustainably produced fibers, we are delivering TENCEL™ branded Lyocell and Modal fibers directly to our customers in China by rail. This allows us to transport our goods in an environment-friendly way, and moreover it ensures that the goods reach our customers in China twice as fast as on the usual sea route.”

“This unique project is not only proof of Upper Austria’s export power, but also and especially of the environmental commitment and climate innovations of the local industry. Our hope is that climate protection and ‘Made in Upper Austria’ will become inseparable terms in the future. Today, we took a strong step in this direction,” emphasized Thomas Stelzer, Governor of Upper Austria.

The Lenzing Group is a global company based in Austria who stands for the ecologically responsible production of special fibers from the renewable raw material wood. With its innovative product and technology solutions, Lenzing is a partner to global textile and nonwovens manufacturers and a driver of numerous new developments. The high-quality fibers form the basis for a variety of textile and nonwovens applications ranging from elegant women’s outerwear to versatile denims and high-performance sports clothing. Due to their consistent high quality as well as their biodegradability and compostability, Lenzing fibers are also highly suitable for hygiene products and agricultural applications.

Lenzing and cargo-partner are linked by a close and fruitful cooperation, which has been reflected in the intermodal execution of international sea transports for more than ten years. This includes the flexible and reliable handling of the fiber manufacturer’s transports from both Austrian plants in Lenzing and Heiligenkreuz as well as the production facility in Paskov in the Czech Republic. With the current rail transport solution, cargo-partner has once again proven its versatility when it comes to providing tailor-made solutions for its customers.

October 14, 2020 |

DHL and German govt. pledge 30m euros to African e-comm

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The German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development and Deutsche Post DHL Group have announced their intentions to invest 30 million euros in the digitization of customs and trade processes, the promotion of e-commerce and low-emission logistics in cities. The cooperation will focus on Africa. A corresponding agreement was signed today by Federal Minister Gerd Müller and Frank Appel, CEO of Deutsche Post DHL Group.

Federal Minister Gerd Müller: “The corona crisis and the lockdown have disrupted supply chains in developing countries. Millions of companies are fighting for survival. Right now we have to keep economic cycles going. But bureaucratic customs procedures and corruption are hampering intra-African trade. This is where we work together with Deutsche Post DHL Group: With a new digital system, we are helping medium-sized African companies to handle customs completely digitally. We are starting in Morocco, Rwanda, Kenya, Ghana and the Ivory Coast. We are also creating new sales markets worldwide via new e-commerce platforms. All this accelerates trade, creates transparency and enables enormous leaps in development. We place particular emphasis on training and the promotion of women as entrepreneurs. And we are deliberately focusing on digitization. Nowhere is digitization progressing faster than in Africa. Some African countries are already further ahead than Europe – for example, in cashless payment via smartphone.”

“The Corona crisis is cutting trade relations in developing countries and plunging an additional 115 million people into poverty this year alone. Right now we have to keep global economic cycles running and ensure that the poor also benefit from it. Digitalization can make a big difference here. Many of our partner countries are already more advanced in digitization than we are in Germany – for example, when it comes to mobile payment.”

Deutsche Post DHL Group CEO Frank Appel: “Cross border trade creates prosperity, improves lives and connects people – but in many regions there are still major hurdles. Together with the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development we are working decisively on removing those hurdles. Merchants who previously sold their goods regionally get access to customers around the world. For this purpose we also started our new sustainability program GoTrade. The program engages especially in developing countries which have not yet benefited from globalization as much as others.”

A reduction of trade barriers through the use of digital solutions is to be tackled first in Morocco, Rwanda, Kenya, Ghana and the Ivory Coast. Trade barriers, such as bureaucratic, non-transparent – and thus often corruption-prone – customs procedures, hit developing countries particularly hard and make it more difficult for them to access world trade. BMZ and DPDHL Group will also continue their exchange on projects on green hydrogen and synthetic fuels.

The partnership is to be implemented primarily through the develoPPP.de program through which the BMZ promotes entrepreneurial initiatives in developing and emerging countries that contribute to sustainable development on the ground. DPDHL Group will bear at least 2/3 of the costs of all measures.

The agreement signed today is part of DPDHL Group’s new group-wide sustainability program “GoTrade”. The program uses DHL’s logistics expertise to help small and medium-sized companies with cross-border trade. In cooperation with public sector partners, such as national governments and multinational organizations, the program also initiates projects that help speed up customs clearance, reduce delays at borders and generally reduce the costs of cross-border trade.

The aim of the initiative is to promote sustainable economic growth in the countries. In doing so, Deutsche Post DHL Group is making an important contribution to achieving the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

As part of its sustainability initiatives, Deutsche Post DHL Group is fully committed to achieving the SDGs – with the Group’s “Go programs” as well as the purpose of connecting people and improving lives. GoTrade is the fourth and youngest member of the Go programs after GoTeach (career opportunities for young people), GoHelp (disaster management) and GoGreen (climate protection). These programs are part of the Group’s sustainability agenda focusing on the environment, social responsibility and responsible corporate governance.

October 14, 2020 |

dnata goes live with Hermes 5 across Australia

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dnata has gone live with Hermes Logistics Technologies (HLT)’s Cargo Management System (CMS) Hermes 5 (H5) at six airports across Australia.

H5 is a scalable CMS offered as a cloud-based Software as a Service, which streamlines cargo ground handling processes in the warehouse, and can be used with Artificial Intelligence and machine learning algorithms to optimise business and handling processes.

dnata now has H5 as part of HLT’s New Generation (NG) suite of cargo management applications across its facilities in Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide, Darwin, Perth, and Brisbane.

“H5 provides dnata with full performance control and removes infrastructure asset concerns,” said Yuval Baruch, Chief Executive Officer, HLT.

“All of dnata’s Cargo Management Systems at the six airports have been migrated into a single Hermes Digital Ecosystem, streamlining their services and unlocking opportunities for machine learning algorithms to provide insights on efficiencies, costs and new services as part of HLT’s NG Business Intelligence (BI).”

As well as BI, HLT’s NG applications include machine learning, track and trace, and self-serve capabilities.

dnata now has a full data lake infrastructure capturing all cargo vents alongside standard messaging such as SITA.

Extensive H5 generated events populate a massive data lake and can now be run through machine learning algorithms in the Hermes cloud to produce predictive models helping dnata to refine their cargo handling offering.

“dnata is proud to be the first cargo handler to drive digitalisation at Australian airports with the latest Hermes version 5 (H5) Cloud Cargo Management System,” said Terence Yong, Regional Cargo Development Director, Asia Pacific, dnata.

“The Hermes v5 technology will allow for improved oversight and service excellence, elevate data sharing with all our stakeholders in the air cargo eco-system, and provide enhanced transparency across the cargo handling process.”

Hermes NG’s modules can be used on a pay-as-you-go basis, and as a cloud-based system, no extra IT infrastructure is required to host them, allowing for maximum flexibility and savings on capital expenditure.

October 13, 2020 |
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