The efficiency plus.
The degree of digitalisation in air cargo is still low: the multitude of small players at airports – from pick-up to delivery – increases the difficulty of digital networking and automation of processes.
In this, many processes are still paper based. Although the plane is one of the fastest modes of transport, the transit times of goods on the ground are (too) long – especially since the cargo transported by plane is often sensitive or perishable and thus fast-moving or time critical.
Because of this context, the working group Digital Air Cargo wants to improve and digitalise the exchange between the different stakeholders at the airport, based on open source. Information about the goods should not just be available when the goods are on the ground at their destination, but ideally already when they take off in the country of origin. Pre-checking of documents can considerably speed up the handling. A basic prerequisite for this, is the change, standardisation, and digitalisation of the data exchange. In the first project of the working group – NE:ONE. – a “data hub” based on the IATA ONE Record standard for air freight will be realised.
People in charge of the WG Digital Air Cargo
If you are interested in joining the working group, or if you have any questions related to the group’s activities, please contact:
Fraunhofer IML, Aviation Logistics
Open Logistics Foundation
The IATA ONE record standard will heavily improve data visibility among Air Freight carriers, forwarders and shippers - to benefit from this technology early onboarding of all involved transporting stakes is key!
Stefan Spriestersbach, Head of Production Systems and Demand Management,