Mar 15, 2016: Airport operator Fraport AG and software and IT service provider DAKOSY AG have drawn a positive balance after the first year of FrankfurtAIR@Link (FAIR@Link) at Frankfurt Airport.
Since the Cargo Community System began operating in January 2015, the number of new customers and the volume of cargo handled via FAIR@Link has grown steadily.
During the course of 2015, the platform’s users were joined by CEVA Logistics, GEODIS, Röhlig, UTi Deutschland, and cargo handler CHI. The number of transports registered with FAIR@Link increased by 55 percent between January 2015 and January 2016, with a total of more than 40,000 AWBs, being processed via the system.
Ulrich Wrage, the CEO of DAKOSY, said, “The handling agents benefit from ‘FAIR@Link’ both because it reduces paperwork and because it lets them assign personnel to loading and unloading processes more efficiently. Forwarders and their service providers realize major time savings in connection with deliveries and pickups as a result of leveraging digital and largely automated processes.”
For Fraport, the launch of FAIR@Link marked the start of pushing forward the digitization at Europe’s largest cargo airport. Dirk Schusdziara, senior vice president Cargo at Fraport AG, explains, “Our customers want reliable, transparent processes, and FAIR@Link serves as the basis for this. It networks the players in the airfreight chain and allows them to digitally exchange information, which in turn improves the physical processes between them – not just within our CargoCities, but also well beyond their perimeters.
Fraport and DAKOSY have therefore decided for a joint booth at the IATA World Cargo Symposium in Berlin from March 15-17. Airfreight specialists around the world regard the event as one of the most important forums for presenting and discussing the latest industry trends.