Hamburg Airport pilots DAKOSY FAIR@Link system

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Hamburg Airport has introduced DAKOSY’s FAIR@Link Air Cargo Community System to speed up the freight process for imports and exports.

FAIR@Link is a neutral, IT-supported air cargo community system that enables all companies involved in the freight handling process to optimise and accelerate transport and freight processes for both import and export.

Customs, security, dangerous goods and supply chain management processes are all supported and in many cases are automated.

Alexander Muller, head of cargo at Hamburg Airport says: “I’m certain that the standardised early data exchange between the process participants made possible by FAIR@Link will create great added value for everyone. The pilot project will provide us with conclusive results for the processes at our air freight centre.”

Ulrich Wrage, CEO of DAKOSY says: “Through intelligent process support and networking, FAIR@Link provides the ideal basis for further optimising the physical processes between companies involved in air freight processing and for achieving significantly faster and more transparent processing.”

FAIR@Link is designed to standardise and optimise Hamburg’s cargo centre, shortening handling and waiting times, increasing transparency along the transport chain and minimising errors and costs by avoiding duplicate data entry.

The door management system gives time slots for the delivery of goods, with the delivery company and handling partner being able to coordinate schedules for the delivery of goods.

The four-month pilot project started on 6 May, with project partners concentrating on export processes.

In addition to Hamburg Airport and DAKOSY, the project participants include forwarding agents Cross Freight, Delta Stallion, a.hartodt and Sable, and handling partners LUG and Swissport, the Hamburg Airport Customs Office and the Hamburg Freight Forwarders Association.