Lufthansa Cargo opens dangerous goods digital portal

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Lufthansa Cargo has become the first airline to make an application available for digital creation of transport documents required for dangerous goods.

The DGD.online service supports shippers and can be used for shipments sent via air, road and sea.

The developers, using input from pilot customers, focused on achieving a user-friendly application with validation and convenience features designed to add value.

Boris Hueske, head of digital transformation at Lufthansa Cargo says: “With DGD.online, we are further expanding our digital offering and striving to make it as easy as possible for our customers and partners to use electronic services. In this way, we can all leverage the potential that digitisation has to offer and make air cargo handling even faster and more efficient in the future.”

Siemens Healthcare is one of the first users of DGD.online, with logistics process planner at Siemens Healthineers, Markus Dess commenting: “This new application fits seamlessly into our digitization strategy. DGD.online will have a lasting, positive effect on the productivity of our service delivery process.”

DGD.online can be used to generate electronically signed dangerous goods declarations and send them automatically, complete with attachments such as safety data sheets.

Forwarders and other logistics providers can be digitally integrated into the handling process, facilitating paperless cooperation.

Lufthansa Cargo says the integrated validation and convenience features can help accelerate processes and prevent costly errors.