As of today, Brussels Airport, Air Cargo Belgium, and the entire BRUcargo community will be taking a giant leap in the further digitisation of cargo processes.
On June 1 the Digital Green Lane for digitising the landside pick-up and delivery process will be fully implemented by 12 ground handling agents and freight forwarders, that combined represent 75% of the freight volumes at Brussels Airport.
The well-known BRUcloud data sharing platform, hosted by partner Nallian, that currently counts 12 different applications all digitising a specific aspect of the air cargo process, will be taken to the next level.
Via a Memorandum of Understanding, eight Freight Forwarders and four Ground Handling Agents agreed on the rollout of the Digital Green Lane starting June 1. These companies are APA, BDP International, DHL Global Forwarding, DSV, Expeditors, Geodis, Kuehne + Nagel, Nippon Express, Aviapartner, dnata, Swissport and WFS.
The Digital Green Lane is a uniform standardised pick-up and delivery process between freight forwarders and ground handling agents, supported by the BRUcloud Landside Management applications. This means that all freight is being picked up or dropped off at a registered time slot, all freight information is shared digitally throughout the process and all actions during the pick-up and drop off process are registered by the driver on a mobile device.
The applications that make all this possible are the Slot Booking App, Freight Management App, Acceptance and Delivery App and Digital Desk App. By making use of these digital applications, all partners involved will be able to avoid waiting lines and optimise their capacity- and resource planning. The users of the Digital Green Lane applications will not only be working more efficient and paperless, it also gives them a priority service when picking up or delivering freight.
With this large scale rollout on June 1, already 75% of the freight volumes will be processed digitally. On September 1, more companies will be able join the Digital Green Lane. With this project, BRUcargo has the ambition to be the first fully digitised air cargo community in the world.