Swissport has introduced a new mobile cargo application ‘Cargospot’ developed by CHAMP Cargosystems to streamline and digitise its air cargo business. The cargo app will allow Swissport to record every step of the warehousing process. With these process steps in future supported with real-time visibility, customers can keep track of their shipment status according to Cargo iQ standards.
The cargo app will enable Swissport workers to monitor and steer the warehousing process with real-time visibility, in a user-friendly and highly efficient way and offers advanced data-insights into air cargo flows. Cargo will be traceable through timestamps with exact locations, further improving the security of the supply chain.
The mobile cargo application has already been rolled out at Swissport’s cargo operations in Helsinki, Basel, Hamburg, Manchester and Frankfurt. Next, the app will be introduced at locations across Africa, the US, the UK, and in Ireland, Spain, Belgium and the Netherlands. The implementation is set to reach 76 facilities in Swissport’s cargo network by the end of 2022.
“Our new cargo app enables us to take the digitisation of our air cargo business to the next level,” said Hendrik Leyssens, VP Global Operations Cargo at Swissport.
“The improved visibility of every individual shipment will benefit airlines, forwarders and our own workers alike. Beyond that, this new way of working delivers a wealth of data, clearing the way for further optimisation and streamlining the cargo flow at Swissport warehouses.”
The app features built-in safety mechanisms, which create an additional barrier to make sure incompatible shipments, such as specific dangerous goods, remain separated at all times. As staff monitors and registers the flow of air cargo, several manual processes can be eliminated, and the administration is simplified.