Polmans joins cargo community platform Nallian

By Damian Brett

Cargo community platform provider Nallian has appointed Steven Polmans as its chief customer officer.

Polmans, who is well known in the air cargo industry and was previously director of cargo and Logistics at Brussels Airport and is currently TIACA chairman, will be responsible for accelerating the expansion of Nallian’s global network of cargo communities that operate the Nallian Cargo Cloud.

“With his cargo expertise and impressive track record in digital cargo transformation and building cargo communities, Polmans perfectly fits Nallian’s global ambition and mission ‘to make the world operate as one’,” the company said.

The community platform provider pointed to Polmans’ more than 20 years of working in the cargo sector and the role he played in establishing BRUcloud, Brussels Airport’s Cargo Cloud, which connected various supply chain players at the airport.

Polmans said: “When I decided to leave Brussels Airport, it has always been my intention to stay in the sector and build further on what I have created together with my cargo colleagues and peers.

“Air cargo is more than a job for me, it’s a passion and it was very important for me to find a place where I can share, cultivate and act upon this passion.

“I feel Nallian is the best place for me to do so. We share the ambition to drive efficiency and transparency in the air cargo industry by making cargo communities operate in a connected, collaborative way.

“It is what initially brought us together on the BRUcloud project, and what we have been developing at Brussels Airport over the past years. I now look forward to assist other cargo actors — airports, ground handlers, freight  forwarders, trucking companies, shippers, … – with their digital cargo transformation and their journey to connected, collaborative work.”

Nallian chief executive Jean Verheyen added: “Following the signing of of several new contracts in 2020 and the recent opening of our office in Singapore, having Steven on board is yet again another important step for Nallian.

“We have worked closely together in the past and are fully aligned on our vision for the cargo industry. Steven brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the team, which together with his drive and collaborative mindset will help us accelerate and support more airports better on their journey to connected, collaborative work. We are very excited to shape the future of air cargo together.”

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