FRA going increasingly digital

FRA going increasingly digital

FRA is home to one of the farthest-reaching cargo community systems at an airport

At a joint appearance at the World Cargo Symposium in March in Berlin, Fraport and DAKOSY have drawn a positive balance one year after FAIR@Link was launched.

To counter the increasingly stiff competition from integrators and sea freight, it is essential to offer our customers reliable and transparent processes. For that reason, we are focusing on digitalization at FRA.

An essential basis is our cargo community system FAIR@Link, which was launched in January 2015. The system makes it possible to digitally transmit general consignment data, as well as information on customs status, security, and DGR rules. It therefore represents one of the farthest-reaching cargo community systems at an airport.

To showcase Frankfurt Airport’s prominent position in the area of digitalization, we appeared at this year’s IATA World Cargo Symposium, held in Berlin on March 15–17, together with the operator of the data platform, IT service provider DAKOSY.

On that occasion, we draw a positive balance of the cargo community system. The number of new customers has risen steadily since the launch of FAIR@Link one year ago. CEVA Logistics, GEODIS, Röhlig, UTi and cargo handler CHI joined the existing users DACHSER, Kühne + Nagel, Panalpina, LUG aircargo handling GmbH, Frankfurt Cargo Services, and Lufthansa Cargo in connecting to the system. At the same time, the number of transports registered with FAIR@Link rose by 73 percent between March 2015 and March 2016.