Brussels Airport Cargo up in the Clouds

Brussels Airport, with the support from the local government, has joined forces with the local Chamber of Commerce and cloud-based technology provider Nallian in order to launch what they think is an ideal platform for the various companies involved with BRUcargo to exchange information on a very secure basis between each other.

2012-founded Nallian connects supply chain partners in the cloud, allowing them to exchange information in real-time
2012-founded Nallian connects supply chain partners in the cloud, allowing them to exchange information in real-time

Voka, as the chamber of commerce is called, had already in 2012 teamed up with BRUcargo and private enterprises to form the “Secured Gateway Project.”
This project was brought to life with the aim of ensuring that BRUcargo developed itself into being the most efficient and safest cargo airport in Europe.

Now, based on Nallian’s cloud technology, the “Cargo Community System” (CCS) has been set in motion and thereby giving the various companies within the cargo zone the possibility to exchange information speedily and efficiently.

What is the Cargo Community System?
Looking back a while, it was known to all concerned that was imperative that the BRUcargo Secured Gateway project needed a CCS in order to optimize the short and long term process as well as being able to properly manage all the available data which is contained within the logistics chain.
BRUcargo maintains that the implementation of the CCS ensures clarity, more reliable and faster real time information exchange between shippers, operators, handling agents, airlines, customs, truckers and the airport itself.
They further claim that the cargo physical handling will be improved and hence, also costs reduced.

Steven Polmans
Steven Polmans

The benefits are many says Steve Polmans, Head of Cargo at Brussels Airport. He states that “nowadays, an efficient cargo community system is indispensable for the development of any logistics cluster and certainly for BRUcargo.”

The project is seen by BRUcargo as being a global premiere and they reckon with first tangible results within latest six months from now.
It will be interesting to see in how far Nallian’s “cloud technology,” on which success for the project lies, really pays off.
An interesting development, well worth following in the coming months.

John Mc Donagh

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