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DA ILY NEWS Wednesday edition • 5 June 2019

The official daily newspaper of Air Cargo Europe 2019

ACE expands into second hall

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isitors and exhibitors returned to transport logistic and air cargo Europe, which is set to be another busy and successful event. Speaking at the opening ceremony, Stefan Rummel, managing director of

Messe München, welcomed the delegates, saying how much the demand has recently grown. He told the audience: “We have 2,279 exhibitors which has grown by 10%. Demand is so big, especially from abroad, the proportion of foreigners is 56%. We have had to open yet another hall.”

Highlighting the continued importance of conferences, Rummel said: “It is truly one of the biggest shows in the industry where we come and discuss solutions and approaches. It is the multimodal platform on a worldwide basis.” He added: “Shows reflect the economic situation. The new Silk Road, artificial intelligence and the lack of qualified personnel will all be reflected on during the event.” The opening ceremony was moderated by Susanne Franke, with Rummel followed on stage by Andreas Scheuer, federal minister of transport and digital infrastructure, talking about logistics issues and what the ministry is doing to resolve transport issues. Scheuer said: “Germany will remain the number one for air cargo. We will maintain 24 hour operations and necessary approvals, interconnected relations with different carriers. "We will make sure Germany is the logistics location of the future for all different modes of transport.”

Auf Wiedersehen Carsten. Hallo Thomas

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ettainer will change its management with Carsten Hernig moving over to Lufthansa Cargo after five years at the top. On 1 July, Thomas Sonntag will take over as managing director of the outsourced unit load

device management company. Hernig will take up the role as head of region Latin America and Caribbean at Lufthansa Cargo, based in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Harald Gloy, chief operations officer at Lufthansa Cargo and member of Jettainer’s Advisory Board says: “We would like to thank Carsten Hernig for his successful work and are delighted that he will remain within the Lufthansa family.” Speaking about Sonntag’s arrival, Gloy says: “As a proven supply chain expert and experienced manager, Thomas Sonntag will continue to drive Jettainer’s success story into the future.”

INSIDE WHERE'S WALLY? Our Commercial Director, Jason Vencatasen (left) wastes no opportunitie to close that deal! ... PAGE 3

60 SECONDS WITH ... THE popular Exhibition Group Director Dr Robert Schoenberger of events organiser Messe Muenchen opens ... PAGE 7

BACK OF THE NET! FEDEX announces a new fouryear UEFA sponsorship that covers more than 400 competitive national team ... PAGE 14

Stop press Leipzig/Halle will invest about €500 million in expansion work over the coming years, with the supervisory board unanimously approving a second cargo city ...

Read more tomorrow.

PUTTING THE AUTO INTO ... SMART warehouses and robotic equipment complete tasks in minutes that historically can take hours or even days ... PAGE 16

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A decade in the making: Ingo Zimmer, CEO ATC Aviation (left) and Kiyohisa Nakazawa, VP Cargo EMEA, celebrating 10 years’ partnership with ANA's office in Germany with a cakecutting at yesterday’s air cargo Europe.

Where's wally? Our Commercial Director, Jason Vencatasen (left) wastes no opportunity to close that deal!

Bollore gets Real Time Monitoring at show

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ollore Logistics unveiled Real Time Monitoring (RTM) at the transport logistic exhibition, using the Internet of Things (IoT) and intelligent data to monitor end-to-end shipments. RTM is equipped with a proactive alert management system to ensure the integrity of the goods being transported. Real Time Monitoring has been designed to meet the needs of the market, which is becoming more complex while shippers demand greater information on stock levels and the state of their products. On-board sensors provide data such as location, temperature, hygrometry, brightness and possible shocks along the supply chain. Centralised on a digital platform, they are analysed by dedicated teams who will alert customers of any deviations, and prevent and correct them. RTM offers an integrated service and customisable solution depending on the nature of the products. and adapt to the transport mode whatever the industry sector or the country of origin and destination.

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unich is on the doorstep of the Alha Group, Italian leader in handling and trucking services for air cargo, which is one of the reasons this is the fifth air cargo Europe the Milan-based company has attended, says Lorenzo Schettini Gherardini, CEO Alha Group. "This is the fifth exhibition the company has attended in the Bavarian capital", he says. “Air cargo europe is the most important industry event in Europe. All the big players are here. You can deal with the everyday by telephone, but it is important to come here for the face to face”. The company is pushing its pharma products, which support Italy’s important global phama export traffic. The company is certified CEIV.

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IAG Cargo and Freightos partner to offer eBooking

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oday at Air Cargo Europe in Munich, IAG Cargo announced that WebCargo by Freightos has become the first live user of IAG Cargo’s digital APIs. This provides instant access to rates, route availability and the platform to make and manage bookings in real time to any of IAG Cargo’s 350+ destinations. Customers are now able to access these new functionalities through the WebCargo platform, the comprehensive air cargo pricing and eBooking platform.

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eBookings can be made via the platform in seconds, meaning time savings for freight forwarders and faster shipments for end customers. Shipment tracking is also in the late stages of development. IAG Cargo has also invested heavily in developing APIs that can be integrated directly into customer systems, allowing customers the choice to book via IAGCargo.com or their own system. Enikö Matanov, Director of Strategy & Revenue Optimisation at IAG Cargo, commented: “This exciting partnership with WebCargo by Freightos is the lat-

est step in our journey to transform the way we do business through strategic digital innovation. "This development will make it easier than ever for our customers to book with us and access our global network of over 350 destinations. In our survey of the freight forwarding industry, over 80% of respondents said they expected digitalisation to positively impact their business – this announcement is one example where we are improving the speed and quality of bookings, rate searches and booking management.”

cargo.one picks up first freighter contract

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irBridgeCargo Airlines and CargoLogicAir have entered into a global partnership with booking platform cargo.one, being the first cargo airlines to make capacity available for digital booking with instant confirmation. Through the partnership, the two airlines will be able to market their global capacity to cargo. one’s growing customer base of hundreds of freight forwarding companies digitally. Robert van de Weg, vice president sales and marketing for Volga-Dnepr Group says: “Offering our capacities on cargo.one enables us to meet customers’ growing demand for digital solutions and to give forwarders of all sizes access to our large global freighter network.” David Kerr, CEO of CargoLogicAir adds:

“Being capable now to better reach small and medium-sized forwarders through cargo.one will also help us increase our short-term capacity sales and thus our load factors, to grow even more sustainably.” Moritz Claussen, managing director and founder of cargo.one says the airlines are “spearheading innovation” by becoming more digital and customer-centric. He says: “They are now able to access the untapped market of smaller and medium-sized forwarders that were previously not able to book with them. This will help them to further up their load factors across their networks.” The plan is to offer AirBridgeCargo and CargoLogicAir’s capacity later this summer after completion of the integration of the carriers’ in-house systems with cargo.one.

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Deutsche Post DHL Group’s DRT ends first African deployment

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Having processed nearly 800 tonnes of cargo, three teams of 12 volunteers processed cargo from approximately 50 aircraft over 20 days at Beira Airport to support relief efforts in the wake of Cyclone Idai.

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eutsche Post DHL (DPDHL) ended its first Disaster Response Team (DRT) deployment in Africa in mid-April. On Friday 12 April, 2019 the last DRT members moved out of Beira, where cyclone Idai the month before had damaged over 700,000 hectares of crops, and destroyed close to 200,000 homes. The team, in its time there, moved nearly 800 tonnes of incoming humanitarian aid from approximately 50 aircraft for further distribution to those displaced and affected by this natural disaster. The DRT was deployed at Beira Airport between 24 March and 12 April at the request of the United Nations. Twelve DHL volunteers from Mozambique, South Africa and United Arab Emirates worked in rotation across three teams. Over the course of nearly three weeks, the volunteers handled incoming relief goods and coordinated incoming humanitarian aid for the United Nations and international relief organisations. Chris Weeks, director for humanitarian affairs at Deutsche Post DHL Group who headed up the deployment said: “This particular deployment was ground-breaking for us in that it was our first mission to Africa. The challenges however were familiar and within the first few days of arriving the DRT firmly established its coordination expertise in the supply chain of incoming humanitarian aid.” He continued: “All too often the sudden influx of relief aid to an airport creates bottlenecks and aid is unable to get out in a timely manner. This was precisely the scenario the team was trying to avoid and able to do so successfully.”

Team work

During their time in Mozambique, the DRT acted as a liaison between the Beira Airport Authorities (ADM) and the large humanitarian community who occupied a vast area at the air-

THIS PARTICULAR DEPLOYMENT WAS GROUNDBREAKING FOR US... OUR FIRST MISSION TO AFRICA

port. The team supported international relief organizations such as IFRC, UNICEF, UNHCR, WHO, ASB, WFP, USAid and UKAid, and assisted with handling equipment, driving forklifts and high-loaders, and ensuring there was no build-up of incoming shipments. “Over 80 partners including the Government of Mozambique, NGOs, UN agencies and Red Cross teams are taking part in the humanitarian response following Cyclone Idai, one of the worst tropical cyclones ever to hit Africa and the southern hemisphere. "The logistics expertise of Deutsche Post DHL Group’s DRT complemented the relief efforts from all these different partners at Beira Airport. We are grateful to the DHL volunteers who worked tirelessly alongside the humanitarian community to help move relief items efficiently in order for those affected to receive help as quickly as possible”, explains Stephen Cahill, global logistics cluster co-ordinator at United Nations World Food Programme.

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SIXTY SECONDS with

DR ROBERT SCHOENBERGER ACW: If you could compare yourself with any animal, which would it be and why? Schoenberger: A wired-hair dachshund (just google it). They are small and inconspicuous. But they set the tone in the family, as we were allowed to experience for ourselves as kids. ACW: What was the last gift you gave someone? Schoenberger: I was in Florida for Christmas and New Year. I brought some presents from there.

ACW: Do you prefer to be right, or be liked? Schoenberger: Easy. I am used to being liked because I am right.

ACW: If you had to be shipwrecked on a deserted island and all your needs, such as food and water, were taken care of, what two luxury items would you want to have with you? Schoenberger: A fluffy towel. And a smartphone with good coverage and unlimited usage.

ACW: What is the most interesting fact about you that we would not learn by looking at your resume? Schoenberger: My right arm is two centimetres longer than my left one. ACW: Do you wear jeans outside of work? Schoenberger: Not necessarily – I also have a variety of shorts and some skiing pants, which I need some weekends. ACW: We finish the interview and you step outside the office and find a lottery ticket that ends up winning 10 million euro. What would you do? Schoenberger: With the lottery ticket? Well, I would redeem it at the next lottery store.

ACW: What is the most embarrassing thing you have ever worn? Schoenberger: I remember a summer vacation in Croatia, when I forgot my swimming trunks during a trip to the sea. My mother gave me a bikini bottom from my sister. I was very ashamed. That was five or six years ago - no, I was five or six years old. ACW: If you were on Death Row, what would be your last meal? Schoenberger: I like any kind of Spaghetti. If you need a good recipe for a fried Zucchini sauce, just ask me.

ACW: What would I find in your fridge right now? Schoenberger: Essentially things that need to be cooled and that I want to keep fresh. I strive for a consistent cold chain.

ACW: What are the best and worst purchases you’ve ever made? Schoenberger: A few years ago I bought a Vespa from 1972. A beautiful lady - unhappily with a few major quirks. Unfortunately, I’m not a gifted mechanic. The scooter never really

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ACW: Are you afraid of clowns? Schoenberger: Not at all. Still today for me clowns are the highlight in the daily circus of business life. ACW: What would your autobiography be called? Schoenberger: It was a pleasure to meet you.

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ACW: If you could have dinner with anyone from history, who would it be and why? Schoenberger: Since you are a British newspaper you may make it happen: the Queen. And as she is politically neutral in the public, I would like to ask her about her opinion on Brexit.

drove. Not once. Now I changed to another means of transport. An electric convertible smart car. It’s fun and less vulnerable.

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ACW: If you had a choice between two superpowers, being invisible or flying, which would you choose? Schoenberger: Can I also fly between times? Not. OK, well nevertheless then it is flying. And I would start my own air cargo business, of course.

The popular Exhibition Group Director of events organiser Messe Muenchen opens up to Air Cargo Week about the very special person he would like to entertain to a very English cup of tea.


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ACUNIS complete Africa's largest a

The mutli-million dollar air cargo terminal hub in Ethiopia has been running to cap

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CUNIS, the co-operation between Unitechnik and AMOVA both from Germany, planned and implemented the new air cargo terminal in Addis Ababa for government-owned Ethiopian Airlines. The air cargo facility covers 38,000 sq m, an area as large as five soccer pitches. It is divided into refrigeration and a dry storage zone. Some 600,000 tonnes of fresh food and dry goods can be transshipped at the installation. The cargo terminal is pioneering both in regard to throughput and logistics processes as well as its security standards, say the developers. To attract investors and the business world to the land-locked country, Ethiopia had to guarantee that local goods can be exported and transshipped rapidly. The government and national airline Ethiopian Airlines (EAL) laid the foundation with the new air cargo terminal. In doing so, they are also making a sustainable investment in Ethiopia's general infrastructure. Dry goods and fresh products like coffee, meat, flowers, fruits and vegetables can now be shipped around the world from Addis Ababa. The transport of perishables play a decisive role and are also important prerequisites for trading. The new air cargo facility expands the capacity of the existing air freight terminal which was planned and built by the ACUNIS Group and creates the conditions for the efficient transshipment of fresh goods. Ethiopian Airlines has increased its previous throughput capacity with the new facility from 350,000 tonnes per year to nearly one million tonnes. "In the long term, in making this investment, we want to estab-

lish our capital not only as a freight hub for the African continent, but also as an international cargo hub. This puts us in direct competition with hubs like Dubai," explains Tewolde Gebre Mariam, CEO of Ethiopian Airlines.

From landside to airside

Export and import orders as well as transit processes are handled through the new facility in which the terminal serves as a transshipment point. The freight center is divided into a spacious refrigeration zone (17,000 sq m) with temperature ranges from 2 to 10 degrees Celsius and a non-refrigerated dry zone (19,000 sq m). The computer-controlled installation has capacity for 600,000 tonnes of freight per year. The hearts of the terminal are two automatic warehouses for air cargo unit load devices, (ULDs). Containers of various sizes can be combined in the 20 feet compartments, so that up to 1,000 10 ft ULDs can be stored simultaneously. Four fully automatic elevating transfer vehicles (ETV) are used to handle the heavy aluminium containers weighing up to 6.8 tonnes. The demands on the process chain are especially high to ensure optimum throughput. Maintaining the cold chain for fresh products also has top priority for the airport’s operators. Ethiopia exports cut flowers and meat in large quantities. The future of the installation is ensured as it is designed to meet international standards. It includes a unit that keeps the 17,000 sq m hall complex cool. Refrigeration of the complete hall area from the gates on the airside to the truck ramps on the landside

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st air cargo terminal to capacity since the beginning of the year guarantees compliance with the cold chain throughout. Special coolers ensure products entering the facility are cooled to the target temperature. Incoming and outgoing goods are inspected using the latest x-ray technology and go through quality assurance by expert personnel. To prevent unauthorized individuals from gaining access to the facility, the terminal is equipped with a state-of-the-art access control system. A comprehensive camera system (CCTV) also monitors safety-critical zones and makes the warehouse processes transparent even after the fact. The safety of workers at the workplace is also of great importance: light barriers at the gates protect access to the fully automatic section and stop the automatic system as soon as persons enter the critical zone. To ensure permanent availability of the automatic systems, warehouse operation is also backed up by several generators. In the event of a power failure, these generators are started and cover the installation's electricity requirements for several hours.

Goods for import are repacked on pallets for further transport by truck

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The brain behind the logistics facility is the warehouse management system (WMS). The control system is based on the own UniWare software platform, manages all warehouse slots and co-oordinates all automatic and manual movement of goods, including the movement of goods between the landside and the airside. The WMS system coordinates the arrival of goods at the truck ramp and assigns pallets a slot in the manual high-bay store. On the airside, the system identifies arriving ULDs and controls their storage in the automatic ULD high-bay racking store. In the zone between shipment pallet warehouse and ULD storage, the ULDs are loaded (builtup) or unloaded (breakdown) using height-adjustable workstations. Workers keep the complex material flow under control using the UniWare-VISU visualization integrated in WMS. This feature shows the state and processes inside the warehouse in real-time. The intuitive warehouse management system can be operated from anywhere in the warehouse thanks to mobile data terminals. UniWare communicates with the Cargospot host system which handles the overall coordination of freight orders. "Our WMS has interfaces to all cargo hosts and thereby ensures reliable processes in the sophisticated cargo logistics. UniWare is currently in use at more than 12 international airports," reports Sebastian Sommer, project manager of ACUNIS. ACUNIS's mandate included the planning of the entire terminal, including construction and realization of the complete logistics installation. Since the existing construction site was on a slight incline and proved to be insufficiently stable, one half of the terminal had to be lowered by eight meters. "This development did not turn up until we were in the planning phase and demanded the utmost in flexibility from us. We had to build another road and

The air cargo complex in Addis Ababa is 38,000 sq m, the size of five soccer pitches.

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Precise control of warehouse processes

plan lifts to compensate for the difference in elevation," Sommer said. Using the solutions suggested by ACUNIS, construction costs for the terminal stayed within the forecast budget despite the new design requirements. The state airline is already prepared for any future expansion of the facility with the planned addition to the terminal to accommodate 1.2 million tonnes per year.


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Atkins lands five major contracts to support LHR’s sustainable expansion

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tkins, a member of the SNC-Lavalin Group, has won five major contracts to support Heathrow Airport’s sustainable expansion programme. The contracts will see Atkins – which is part of Heathrow Airport’s Integrated Design Team – provide design and advisory services as Heathrow prepares for further public consultation in June, followed by

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submission of a Development Consent Order application in 2020. The scope of work includes: airport connectivity, ensuring people and goods can move to, from and around the airport seamlessly; energy and utilities; water, including drainage and flood prevention; land use and development zones; and construction delivery support, which will see Atkins advise on Design for Manufacture

and Assembly, modern methods of construction, and the design of temporary infrastructure. Atkins is the lead consultant for all five contracts and will be supported by its integrated design partners (Arup, Grimshaw, Mott MacDonald, Jacobs, Quod and Woods Group), plus WSP and Buro Happold. Steve Tasker, aviation market director at Atkins, said: “As we continue to design plans for Heathrow’s sustainable expansion, this collaborative delivery model will allow us to work at pace and with agility. As one of seven consultants in the integrated design team, we’re designing interdependent assets on a scale not seen before in our industry and in a manner which will set the benchmark for future major infrastructure programmes.”

Early adopters

Barry Weeks, head of design for Heathrow, said: “As early adopters of Project 13, we see the IDT as the perfect vehicle to drive and develop the way Heathrow works with its supply chain and industry partners to provide long-term value to its customers. Having hit the ground running, the IDT continues to play a pivotal role in supporting and shaping our vision for a sustainable expansion.” Atkins will draw on local expertise and its regional hubs to deliver the work, with a focus on providing career and development opportunities for graduates and apprentices. Christina Leafe, building design director at Atkins, said: “The Heathrow expansion project is very attractive for teams across our UK offices

due to its complexity and delivery model. "For those relatively new to the industry, the experience gained from working as part of a world class integrated design team is invaluable and potentially career defining.” These latest contract wins build on Atkins’ wider involvement at Heathrow which includes

WE’RE DESIGNING INTERDEPENDENT ASSETS ON A SCALE NOT SEEN BEFORE

design solutions for the airport’s Information Technology and asset management programmes and supporting Heathrow’s digital transformation journey.

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Pelican BioThermal announces new CoolGuard range

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Newly branded shippers offer excellent efficiency and protection, says company

dimensions to the internal payload dimensions. As a result, CoolGuard shippers offer significant savings on transport and storage. Any additional transportation trips will also make the CoolGuard shippers a more resourcefriendly product by eliminating shippers going into recycling and waste streams after their first journey. The CoolGuard shippers are made of components that can be recycled or easily placed in the waste stream due to a design that includes no toxic glues or other materials, making them more eco-efficient.

The shippers, which will replace the Chronos brand by the beginning of July 2019, will offer configurations with fewer components in exchange for shorter durations. The cold chain shippers will also provide additional temperature set points, such as 16oC, ideal for use in cold ambient conditions for controlled room temperature protection. While providing protection for temperature sensitive life sciences materials being transported worldwide, the revamped range retains its high-performance and long duration.

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elican BioThermal is to rebrand its award-winning Chronos products as the CoolGuard range. The new brand identity will replace Chronos Express, which will become CoolGuard PCM, and Chronos Advance will become CoolGuard Advance. David Williams, Pelican BioThermal president, said: “We are excited to unveil the new name and look for our high-performing CoolGuard products. These shippers are designed to perform exceptionally well at temperature protection for a one-way journey in a challenging shipping lane. The volumetric efficiency is also excellent, with a favorable ratio of the external

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ACI Europe responds to European ATM future statement

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ACI Europe notes that the report rightly calls for increased operational integration between airports and ATM through data sharing and collaboration. This is welcome. Indeed, ground capacity and airspace capacity are intrinsically interdependent. Ultimately, there will only be as much usable capacity in the sky as there is on the ground – and vice versa. However, the report mainly focuses on En-Route capacity and does not follow a total aviation system approach. For the proposed new centralised approach to succeed, Europe’s airports consider that a new modus operandi based on increased cooperation between ANSPs, airlines, airports and the Network Manager as well as changes in ‘operational culture’ is essential. This will require a reconsideration of the governance and management of the Network Manager - to ensure an effective and meaningful industry involvement in its new roles and responsibilities. From a passenger experience perspective, while

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The report advocates a centralised approach as the enabler for delivering efficiencies, based on new roles and responsibilities for the Network Manager - a function currently performed by Eurocontrol. Accordingly, the Network Manager would in the future come to act simultaneously as airspace manager, ATM capacity manager and infrastructure manager. This means that the Network Manager would encompass enhanced day-to-day operational network functions, strategic oversight of ATM capacity planning & delivery, and also replace the current SESAR Deployment Manager. Europe’s airports do not object to such an approach – not least because the current ATM set up has proved unable to ensure de-fragmentation, which is instrumental to achieving greater efficiencies.

ATM network efficiency is key, trade-offs might be needed to protect local airport capacity. Europe’s airports support the recommendation for tower services to be based on contractual relationships as a key enabler for airport and ATM integration. This is however dependent on ANSPs’ acceptance and regulators providing the right framework. ACI Europe looks forward to continued engagement with the European Commission and EU Member States and to becoming fully involved in the follow-up of the report.

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iege Software is to co-operate with CCS Italy in a business venture promoting a new initiative to assist SMEs participation in Cargo iQ, the IATA interest group composed of some 80 major airlines, freight forwarders, ground-handling agents, trucking companies and IT solution providers. Its mission is creating and implementing quality standards for the worldwide air cargo industry. With Cargo iQ SME, we provide a turn-key solution for independent freight forwarders to benefit from shipment planning and control through shared Route Maps and operational visibility for various milestones along the shipment lifecycle,” said Chris Davies, manager product and technology, at Cargo iQ.

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russels-based airport trade association Airports Council Europe (ACI) reacted in mid-April to the report delivered to the European Commission by the ‘Wise Persons Group’, which sets out recommendations on the future of air traffic management (ATM) in Europe. The report takes stock of the failures of the Single European Sky and of the need for reform, due to the impact of current ATM inefficiencies on the travelling public and airspace users, says ACI Europe. While ATM inefficiencies also impact airports at various levels, ACI Europe is especially concerned with their impact on the environment - and in particular climate change. Last year, these inefficiencies led to an additional +5.2% of CO2 emitted by aircraft in Europe. Given calls to limit global warming and the European Commission’s strategic vision towards a carbon neutral economy for Europe, finally delivering the Single European Sky must become a key priority for EU Member States. This is no longer just an issue for transport policy – it is now a test of Europe’s resolve for Climate Action in relation to aviation.

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FedEx announces a new four-year UEFA sponsorship that covers more than 400 competitive national team football matches played across 55 European countries in eight tournaments.

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TODAY’S SPONSORSHIP ANNOUNCEMENT IS PARTICULARLY EXCITING

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edEx Express has inked a new four-year UEFA sponsorship that covers more than 400 competitive national team football matches played across 55 European countries in eight tournaments. In extending its relationship with UEFA, FedEx Express will also be the Official Logistics Partner of UEFA EURO 2020. As the sponsor of the UEFA Europa League already, this new UEFA National Team Football sponsorship will give FedEx Express the opportunity to engage throughout Europe with more fans, customers and employees with in-stadium branding, ticketing, hospitality and other exclusive programmes. As the Official Logistics Partner, FedEx Express will also support a number of tournaments across Europe, including UEFA EURO 2020, which, in its 60th year, is expected to be

the largest in history in terms of host venues, ticket sales and global television audience. “Our commitment to European football is a central part of our community and commercial strategy here in Europe,” said Wouter Roels, senior vice president, International Marketing, FedEx Express. "Today’s sponsorship announcement is particularly exciting, since being the Official Logistics Partner for UEFA EURO 2020 allows us to actually help deliver the competition across multiple European locations, demonstrating the power of Europe’s premier logistics business, our values and the possibilities we create.” Guy-Laurent Epstein, marketing director of UEFA Events, said: “We are pleased to welcome FedEx Express into the national team competition sponsor family as our Official Logistics Partner,." In addition to the flagship UEFA EURO 2020, the UEFA National Team Football partnership includes rights to the 2019 and 2021 European Qualifiers, the 2019 and 2021 UEFA Nations League Finals, the 2019 and 2021 UEFA European Under-21 Championships and the UEFA Futsal EURO 2022. Sponsorship of UEFA National Team Football, adds to the company’s existing sponsorship of the UEFA Europa League, renewed in September 2018 for a second three-year cycle.

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NEW TECHNOLOGIES

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Smart warehouses and robotic equipment complete tasks in minutes that historically can take hours or even days—such as inventory, stocking, and packaging.

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Paris-based Stanley Robotics is developing an automate WE'LL EVENTUALLY EXPECT ALL DEVICES TO BE CONNECTED TO THE INTERNET

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liver Kingham, founder and managing director of UK-based LLM Handling, is an evangelist for the potential of automation processes to move the warehousing sector forward. Founder of Load. Lift. Move. (LLM), he could hardly contain his excitement when news of a potential robotic parking scheme at London Gatwick Airport was unveiled to the British public. How excited was he? “Very! The pilot scheme at Gatwick to trial a fleet of valet-parking robots marks an important step change in the automotive machine handling area. While automated lifting has been around for a while – used by the likes of ThyssenKrupp, Coko and Avo - the innovation here is around the software being used to manage the process,” says Kingham. He considers that, like many other industries, technology is driving efficiency in the automated handling space. Current industry standards for anything automated are for the machine to react to its environment – using lasers, sensors and wires to detect obstacles or

people. This technology being piloted takes it to the next level and actually proactively manages where the cars go. His opinion is that if consumers are willing to entrust their vehicles to a droid booked via an app, then the opportunities for warehouse solutions are almost limitless. He says: “Consumers are increasingly demonstrating their willingness to hand over tasks and processes to a digital environment – online banking and online shopping are both clear evidence of this. “In this case, consumer demand will drive innovation in the automotive space, which will inevitably lead to more cost-effective solutions – and that’s one of the main reasons it hasn’t happened yet in warehouses. As costs come down, this will change and the opportunities will be huge.” In the future, warehouse management could be done almost entirely by robots. Some may have concerns about this. What does Kingham say to those concerns? He says: “Change often raises concerns – some

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utomated robotic valet parking system that could have lessons for the automated warehousing sector fulfil our customer’s needs. “I’ve worked in the industry for over 15 years, and identified a clear need for the warehousing equipment industry and mechanical handling industry to work much more in sync. Having an excellent understanding of warehousing from construction, to setup through to fully functioning I was looking for a company

supplying market leading products with excellent service and backup support. No one was really offering this – and so I decided to start a company to do exactly that!” he says. Among products available from his company is an pneumatic lift table EZ loader, an automatic pallet positioner designed to raise and lower pallets of up to 1.8 tonne.

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Oliver Kingham: Excited

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are more valid than others. However, this change is inevitable and the companies that look to work with these changes and embrace them are the most likely to benefit from them. “Robotics for automation has existed for decades but mixing this technology with the Internet of Things (IoT) has the potential to revolutionise the industry beyond all recognition. The truth is that we’ll eventually expect all devices to be connected to the internet and every company will need to either own or rent an IoT platform to remain relevant. “Robots have been helping companies make materials and products since the 1960s and currently account for around 65% of processes within welding and painting. It won’t happen overnight – just like it didn’t in the car industry – but it will happen. It’s just a matter of time.” He created LLM Handling to be an independent handling equipment supplier. “We thoroughly and rigorously test all handling equipment we supply to our customers. This is key to our success to ensure we use our expertise to satisfy our customers with excellent value and service on all our product ranges. We constantly review and add to our product range to ensure we are ahead of the market to


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ith the opening of Istanbul Airport in April, Turkish ground handler Celebi revealed the automation in its new warehouse at the airport. The warehouse will consist of three separate sections for import, export and domestic cargo transition area. The warehouse, with all these sections under one roof, will consist of an area of 10,940 sq m. Upgraded forklifts, ULD/palette storage areas and various custom-made rooms for special cargos are on three-levels with an 82-positioned ETV system storage area which will give managers the opportunity to prepare each pallet/ULD and store them until loading, saving space and increasing service quality even further. A spokesperson said: "Another innovation at Istanbul Airport will be the VNA forklifts. With advanced forklifts and narrowed shelf ranges, we will see a number of positive effects, from efficient use of space to increasing forklift productivity and capacity during peak hours. "Along with all this, we will be using a new system called CargoCEL to increase the quality of our work and save us valuable time. Last but not least, we will have 322 moving CCTV system with HD cameras to have surveillance over the inside, outside and all entrances to the warehouse,."

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rom electrically-driven forklift trucks to humanoid robots, it is extremely important to have the right power supply. The energy provided must be high-power and reliable. Lithium-ion batteries are considerably more efficient and powerful than the lead acid batteries that are still widely used today. For example, with 100 watt hours per kilogramme, they have three times the energy density of a lead battery. As well as tailor-made battery solutions, the Power division at VARTA Storage now offers the EasyPack Industrial standardised ready-to-use lithium-ion battery packs designed for use in the “industrial/robotics” area. Customers receive a battery solution that can be used immediately. No external battery management system is needed. “Developing a separate, individual battery solution involves an expensive and lengthy process. It can easily take a year, and costs add up to six-figure sums” says Gordon Clements, general manager from VARTA Storage.

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The project: Hamburg Airport, Dakosy, Cross Freight, Delta Stallion, a.hartrodt, Sable, LUG, Swissport, the Customs Office and Hamburg Freight Forwarders Association

Airport, employing more than 1,500 people Hamburg Airport Cargo Center (HACC) was constructed at a cost of around 50 million euros and opened in May 2016. In total, around 20,000 sq m have been allocated to logistics space for handling companies and forwarding agents. Directly adjacent to the large freight hall are 44 loading ramp positions for trucks and 36 for articulated trucktrailer combinations. A 60-metre underpass under the street, Weg beim Jaeger, means that the new airfreight facility is linked directly with the airport’s apron. HACC has an annual capacity of around 150,000 tonnes of airfreight.

FAIR@Link in 4-year Hamburg pilot

The goal of introducing FAIR@Link is to standardise and optimise processes at Airport Cargo Center. This will shorten handling and wait times in the air cargo centre, increase transparency along the transport chain and also minimise errors and costs by avoiding duplicate entry of data. A particular advantage is that the system prepares the Customs release and can automatically transmit it electronically upon entry into the Hamburg Airport Customs area. Another important aspect is the Door Management System: as part of the pilot project, time slots are booked for the delivery of goods to the airfreight centre. The delivery company as well as the handling partner of the airline can thereby plan coordinated schedules for the delivery of goods. As a result, drivers can reduce wait times on site and dispatchers can more easily plan for necessary capacities. It’s also a step towards protecting the environment: digital processes use less paper.

Pilot project

FAIR@Link will initially be used at Hamburg Airport in a fourmonth pilot project. In this phase, the project partners will concentrate on export processes. In addition to the initiator Hamburg Airport and Dakosy, the project participants include the forwarding agents Cross Freight, Delta Stallion, a.hartrodt and Sable, airline handling partners LUG and Swissport, the Hamburg Airport Customs Office and the Hamburg Freight Forwarders Association. With the regions of Hamburg, Schleswig-Holstein and parts of Lower Saxony, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern and Denmark, Hamburg Airport has a large catchment area. More than 150 air cargo companies have their headquarters in the area around Hamburg

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amburg Airport has become one of the first airports in Germany to introduce the FAIR@Link air cargo community system. Developed by software house Dakosy, FAIR@Link is a neutral, IT-supported air cargo community system that enables all companies involved in freight handling processes - in particular handling agents, forwarders, truckers and airlines - to optimize and accelerate their transport and freight processes for both import and export. Customs, security, dangerous goods and supply chain management processes are also supported - in many cases even automated. The pilot project started at Hamburg Airport Cargo Center on May 6, 2019. "I’m pleased that we can implement the pilot project at Hamburg Airport Cargo Center together with our experienced partner Dakosy," says Alexander Müller, head of cargo at Hamburg Airport. "I’m certain that the standardised early data exchange between the process participants made possible by FAIR@Link will create great added value for everyone. The pilot project will provide us with conclusive results for the processes at our air freight centre." UIrich Wrage, CEO of Dakosy Datenkommunikationssystem AG, is also convinced that FAIR@Link will make air freight processing at Hamburg Airport even more efficient: "Through intelligent process support and networking, FAIR@Link provides the ideal basis for further optimizing the physical processes between companies involved in air freight processing and for achieving significantly faster and more transparent processing.”


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Trial operations begin over the North Atlantic marking a new chanpter in aviation history. For the first time, air traffic controllers now have real-time data on the position of planes anywhere in the world, including previously un-surveilled airspace

AIREON SYSTEM GOES LIVE

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and related industry stakeholders relied upon position updates from aircraft every 10-14 minutes to track aircraft outside of radar coverage, not the real-time updates that the Aireon service provides. “For the first time in history, we can surveil all ADS-B-equipped aircraft anywhere on earth,” said Don Thoma, CEO of Aireon. “Our air transportation system has operated with a safe but less than efficient system in the 70% of the world that does not have real-time surveillance. With the launch of our space-based ADS-B

service, Aireon now provides a real-time solution to that challenge—one that will radically optimize flight safety and efficiency. The aviation industry has now joined the rest of the 21st century where real-time connectivity is relied upon for doing business.” The Aireon system is expected to reduce overall flight safety risks by approximately 76% in the North Atlantic according to a joint analysis by NAV CANADA and NATS - the first Air Navigation Service Providers (ANSPs) to use the service. Improved visibility and control over previously un-surveilled airspace—especially across oceanic regions—will allow airlines to fly routes at optimal speeds and levels, delivering expected cost savings of up to $300 per transatlantic flight, plus reducing carbon dioxide emissions by two tonnes per flight, based on an analysis conducted by NATS and the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). Use of the Aireon system over the Atlantic allows for air traffic controllers to trial the reduction of aircraft in-trail separation

distances from 40 nautical miles (nm) to just as little as 14nm, making the airspace more flexible, predictable and able to accommodate the immense growth predicted in the coming years. “To know the position, speed and altitude of every ADS-B equipped aircraft in oceanic airspace – in real-time – is a transformational change to how our controllers manage air traffic,” said Neil Wilson, president and CEO of NAV CANADA. “The Aireon system provides an immediate boost to aviation safety and airlines will benefit from more fuel-efficient routings and flight levels. Over 95 percent of the North Atlantic traffic is already ADS-B equipped so the fuel savings, along with the reduced carbon dioxide emissions will be attained very quickly.” Martin Rolfe, NATS CEO, said, “The trial in the North Atlantic, the busiest oceanic airspace in the world, with over 500,000 flights every year and a forecasted 800,000 flights per year by 2030, will demonstrate to the entire aviation industry, that global, space-based ADS-B can revolutionize the service that we provide to our customers and the travelling public by transforming the way we perform air traffic management over remote regions.” Eight years in the making, Aireon’s ADS-B payloads are hosted on the Iridium® NEXT satellite constellation—the final deployment of which took place January 11, 2019. After receiving control of the final six ADS-B payloads from Iridium on February 7, 2019, Aireon completed payload testing, validation and calibration stages prior to launching the full system into operation to support current ANSP customers.

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Tigers is launch customer for new instant freight rate quote engine Doozee will be developed to work with postal operators to offer final mile solutions for e-commerce

CHARGE, AGNOSTIC ‘PLUG-IN AND PLAY’ FOR EVERYBODY, AND IT IS UNIQUE Tigers,” said Mark Gatenby, chief information officer, Tigers. “Doozee is a free of charge, agnostic ‘plug-in and play’ for everybody, and it is unique because it allows for community and collaboration between a company and its agents.” The current version of the Doozee Cloud-based engine will enable Tigers agents to send customers full quotes in seconds via email or as an online link, with customers able to respond with the click of a button. In the future, Tigers’ customers will be able to see instant quotes on SmartHub:Connect by inputting details of their consignment and route on their dashboard. US-based start-up Doozee will further develop the engine’s functionality to include links to postal operators, supporting Tigers’ e-commerce customers. Doozee was founded by tech pioneer Dr Scott Deerwester who co-invented Latent Semantic Analysis (LSA) technology, which has become a commonly used tool in search engine optimisation (SEO). “Tigers is a forward-thinking global company, and, as a technologist, I share their commitment to embracing digitalisation, which makes SmartHub:Connect the perfect platform to launch

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Doozee is available in 12 different languages and contains an algorithm for ranking freight forwarders by transit times, reliability, price, and online ratings.

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ong Kong-headquarterd Tigers is the launch customer for a new instant freight rate quote engine developed by tech start up Doozee, as Tigers continues to embrace the digital revolution in logistics. The new tool will be available to Tigers’ extensive international agent network and will be hosted on the Tigers SmartHub:Connect portal following the release of future versions of Doozee. Doozee will then allow customers to access live quotes between all Tigers locations globally, and to customise the service they receive through SmartHub:Connect. “This is a significant step in the digitalisation process for

Doozee,” said Deerwester. “Doozee has been designed in a way that is appropriately transparent and the business rules are clear, so that it is easy to use.”


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he inaugural of the Great Wall Airlines B747-400 freighter service from Shanghai to Amsterdam landed full and on-time" on 1 June, according to Arnold van den Bosch, managing director of Euro-GSA, the carrier's exclusive commercial cargo general sales agent (GSA) for shipments from The Netherlands to China. The first shipment to arrive from China consisted of "all kinds of cargo, including textiles and machinery parts," van den Bosch added. "We are involved in the export business, which is mainly machinery parts and spare parts for industry. "The aircraft is a B747-400 freighter with nose and side doors, flying daily except Mondays, and we are confident of being able to fill it," Bosch added. "We will be bringing cargo from around Europe into Amsterdam airport and then from here to Shanghai and to other destinations in China, as we have trucking services from Shanghai." Great Wall Airlines is a new joint venture carrier, owned 51% by China Great Wall Industry Corporation, 25% by Singapore Airlines Cargo and 24% by Dahlia Investments, a subsidiary of Temasek Holdings. The airline operates two B747-400 freighters from its base at Shanghai Pudong. The Amsterdam service will be followed by routes to India, South Korea and Singapore over the next few weeks.

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