Lufthansa Cargo steps up its digitalisation game

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Dec 17, 2018: Lufthansa Cargo has unveiled its latest digital offering for dangerous goods transport. The new DGD.online offering will strongly support shippers and can be used in equal measure for shipments sent via air, road and sea. The developers, using input from pilot customers, focused on achieving a very user-friendly application with validation and convenience features designed to add value.

“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 digitization has to offer and make air cargo handling even faster and more efficient in the future”, said Boris Hueske, Head of Digital Transformation at Lufthansa Cargo.

Siemens Healthcare GmbH is one of the first users of DGD.online, having already accompanied all stages of the application’s development. “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”, said Markus Dess, logistics process planner at Siemens Healthineers.

DGD.online can be used to, for example, generate electronically signed dangerous goods declarations and send them automatically, complete with attachments such as safety data sheets. Forwarders and other logistics providers can also be digitally integrated into the handling process, facilitating paperless cooperation. DGD.online is equipped for future use of eDGD. The integrated validation and convenience features can help accelerate processes and prevent costly errors.

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