ACCF: courage and collaboration the keys to successful digitisation

Digitisation of the supply chain was a common thread throughout the recent Air Cargo Conference held in Frankfurt.
The event, hosted by Air Cargo Community Frankfurt, the Fraunhofer Institut für Materialfluss und Logistik, the Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences (FUAS)and the Hochschule RheinMain, brought together scientists and members of the airfreight industry to exchange ideas and find innovative ways to take the industry forward – together.
“Scientific research projects show that digitisation works. Company founders bring a breath of fresh air,” said FUAS professor Kai-Oliver Schocke.
The conference included presentations from several start-ups, with concepts ranging from a new airfreight booking platform to analysis of work processes to drone technology.
Traditional players also showcased their own projects; examples include the development of cross-border e-commerce shipments, the introduction of a ramp control system at Frankfurt Cargo City Süd and the use of autonomous cargo trailers.
Schocke noted that digitisation is “becoming tangible” for companies, and highlighted the importance of keeping employees informed, up to date with training and involved in the process of change in order for it to be successful.
“We need more courage to digitise, but for that we need to get our colleagues involved early on,” agreed Joachim von Winning, managing director of Air Cargo Community Frankfurt, underlining the need for common concepts across the industry to facilitate progress.
Read more airfreight digitisation news

Click here for a free digital subscription

Share this story

Related Topics

Latest airfreight digitisation news

Nallian partners with PayCargo on import cargo payment

Air cargo software firm Nallian has integrated payment platform PayCargo into its cargo slot management system to help speed up…

Read More

Share this story

DB Schenker continues to expand airline API connections

DB Schenker has continued to build API connections with airlines to speed up the cargo booking process, this time connecting…

Read More

Share this story

New air charter platform launched to centralise information

CharterSync co-founder Simon Watson has launched a new software that will provide cargo charter firms with operational charter information in…

Read More

Share this story

Air Cargo News

Air Cargo News
Established in 1983, Air Cargo News is the leading source of news, information, interviews, analyses and reports to the global airfreight industry. Our leading portfolio includes print, digital and events that give businesses in the airfreight industry the ability to connect with decision-makers in this sector.