Air France KLM Martinair Cargo announced that it has joined forces with Rhenus and Cargonaut to launch e-Fast Delivery, a concept to simplify the cargo delivery process. The service has been implemented at Schiphol airport in the Netherlands.
With e-Fast Delivery truck drivers are able to deliver air cargo at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol directly to designated loading docks without first stopping at the documentation desk. The new eLink system sends an automatic message to the Warehouse Management System. The handler then checks that the shipment is ready for carriage, is secure and is paperless.
Upon arrival at the KLM Cargo area, drivers scan their recognized road haulier card and, if it meets all three conditions, they can drive straight to the loading dock.
The company states that this concept is just one of the e‐Freight developments to which Air France KLM Martinair Cargo is developing. Another is e-Freight, which aims to replace paper documents with electronic alternatives in the air freight industry. By switching to e‐Freight, the delivery process for shipment is claimed to be arranged more efficiently and to be less error prone.
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