The first phase of the implementation of Hermes 5 (H5) Cargo Management System has been successfully completed at Luxembourg airport.

The H5 system was customised for LuxairCARGO, a ground handler who processes a yearly total of 1m tonnes of air freight. Luxembourg airport’s central location in Europe means that it plays a vital role in trucking routes across the continent, and the custom version of H5 implemented at the airport provides advanced trucking functionality.

The upgraded version of H5 also includes features such as a new Customs interface, designed to help speed up cross-border Customs clearance, as well as real-time tracking functionality and data analysis, which reduces delays and backlogs.

H5 will be fully implemented by mid 2019, and will consolidate Customs documents for one inbound shipment, thereby increasing administrative and cargo processing efficiency.

“For one inbound flight to Luxembourg airport, there can be as many as 20 different trucks which transport its payload on to the next leg of its journey,” explained Laurent Jossart, Executive Vice President, LuxairCARGO. “This tailored version of H5 will help LuxairCARGO to handle 1m tonnes of airfreight cargo a year and save significantly on time and costs.”