Fair@Link cargo community system launched for regular use

Fair@Link cargo community system launched for regular use

The launch of the system has increased the speed and efficiency of cargo handling.

March 5th, 2015: Thanks to the positive experiences of those who participated in the pilot phase, Fair@Link went into regular operation on January 1, 2015.

Following its successful pilot phase, the Fair@Link cargo community system went into regular operation on January 1, 2015. The freight forwarders DACHSER, Kühne + Nagel and Panalpina, as well as the cargo handlers LUG aircargo handling GmbH, Fraport Cargo Services and Lufthansa Cargo, now use the system in their daily operations. The system is even used at the Neutral Cargo Transfer Center (NFÜP) to organize and coordinate deliveries and collections.

The neutral IT platform allows its users to exchange information in a standardized format across corporate boundaries. Process partners can be notified of incoming and outbound shipments at an early stage, which ensures that everyone involved in the process chain is informed of consignment and transport details before the goods arrive and thus enables them to prepare the next steps of the process accordingly. Even information pertaining to safety and security, customs status and dangerous goods regulations can be transmitted using the system.

The digitization of the previously paper-based freight handling procedures means greater efficiency and transparency. Everyone who participated in the pilot phase noticed marked improvements thanks to the ability to plan transports better. Freight handlers benefit from spending less time dealing with documentation, and freight forwarders benefit from shorter delivery and collection times.

Now that the system has been successfully launched, it is being rolled out for all customers who are interested. Hamburg-based IT service provider DAKOSY, which offers and operates the platform, is also working on developing new functions to provide even more support for on-site processes.