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DFW introduces cloud based platform for sharing cargo data


Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) has introduced a cloud based data sharing platform for cargo customers that it is confident will ensure “seamless transactions across the supply chain”.

Over time, says the Texas gateway, this will include freight forwarders, shippers, ground handling agents, 3PLs, airlines, US Customs and Border Protection, and trucking companies – empowering them to co-ordinate their cross-company processes.

“DFW Airport continues to focus and invest in our cargo business. This new platform makes processing cargo through DFW more efficient by providing accurate and timely information to our cargo community,” said the airport’s executive vice president of global strategy and development John Ackerman.

“We are excited to work with Nallian and our international airport partners to offer this digital platform to our cargo and logistics customers.”

The cloud based data sharing platform being used by DFW belongs to Nallian.

Its CEO, Jean Verheyen, said: “We are honoured to work with DFW Airport which is committed to raising the bar for innovation and excellence in air cargo.

“With Nallian’s mission in mind – ‘to make the world operate as one’ – we are thrilled to see how our infrastructure also empowers forward-thinking airports such as DFW and their partners to leverage the power of digitisation on a global level.”

The new application-based technology should reduce the amount of time and paperwork required for cargo shipments coming through the airport and is part of DFW’s digital transformation strategy.

A dedicated Slot Booking application allows truckers and freight forwarders to request and reserve dock door slot times, eliminating wait times while reducing roadway congestion and harmful emissions.

Future enhancements will include real time pharmaceutical tracking and monitoring capabilities, ensuring higher levels of safety and product integrity. This allows multi-national collaboration among global cargo hubs.

DFW handled 971,000 tons of cargo in FY19 and has steadily risen to become one of the US’s top international cargo hubs.

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