Sodexi promotes ‘Harmony’ at Paris CDG

Based at Paris CDG, Sodexi, the express handling division of Air France Cargo, has developed a new concept to reduce waste and improve efficiency at the airport. Designed to maximise the under-used capacity of mobile equipment throughout airport operations, the “Harmony” initiative is aimed at pooling equipment capacity at the airport. “Harmony is at the […]


Air France Cargo express handling division improve efficiency new concept Sodexi


Based at Paris CDG, Sodexi, the express handling division of Air France Cargo, has developed a new concept to reduce waste and improve efficiency at the airport. Designed to maximise the under-used capacity of mobile equipment throughout airport operations, the “Harmony” initiative is aimed at pooling equipment capacity at the airport.

“Harmony is at the core of Sodexi’s current Express Freight operation, an efficient, computer-controlled and completely paperless operation which forms a substantial part of the Air France cargo network at Charles De Gaulle. The Harmony system will focus on utilising existing capacity and equipment rather than investing in new,” according to Sodexi’s managing director Jean-François Bouilhaguet.

The operation relies on a tight network of communication between the airlines, ground handlers, cargo forwarders and other players in the airport. The system is paperless, accessed through an internet portal or local network and allows handlers to make the best possible use of their existing equipment by using a pooling concept, according to Bouilhaguet. All movements are tracked by GPS and monitored by camera.