Since its launch in January 2020, cargo software provider CargoHub's trucking CDM platform has been successfully tested by several leading operators.

Dnata and Menzies, two of the leading cargo handlers involved, have committed their operations at Schiphol to the experimental pilot of the trucking CDM platform. The platform communicates pick up notifications to road feeder operators, allowing all parties to plan efficient trucking itineraries. The CDM platform also sends automatic load advice electronically to loading and unloading stations. This eliminates paperwork and emails, while saving time, money and unnecessary emissions from waiting vehicles as a result of unpredictable truck arrival times. The process is supported with slot booking functionalities.

Airlines clearly benefit from more efficient planning of trucking operations, especially in times of intense competition. China Southern Airlines and Air China have recognised the advantages of the system and have joined the CDM pilot, which enables them to monitor the full transit – import, export as well as the ULD flow – using a single window dashboard.

Some leading road feeder operators such as Wallenborn and Jan der Rijk Logistics, are eager to promote digital transformation to optimise loading and unloading with their business partners.

Raoul Paul, Founder and Managing Director of Amsterdam-based CargoHub, welcomes air cargo operators and states. “We have set new milestones on the communication and information exchange between truckers, handlers and airlines and are excited to work with our pilot partners to set new industry standards.

“Trucking companies, handling companies and airlines operating within Europe, are invited to sign up to the CDM platform to contribute and benefit to immediate transparency and predictability for all air cargo trucking movements between stakeholders."