Brussels puts cargo head in the cloud

Brussels Airport, with the support from the local government, the local chamber of commerce and Nallian, are launching a unique platform which will enable the various players at BRUcargo to securely exchange information.


Brussels puts cargo head in the cloud


Brussels Airport, with the support from the local government, the local chamber of commerce and Nallian, are launching a unique platform which will enable the various players at BRUcargo to securely exchange information. Based on Nallian’s cloud technology, the Cargo Community System (CCS) will enable the various players in the cargo zone to exchange information faster and more efficiently. The project is expected produce its first results within six months.

Brussels Airport, together with the private players at the airport and Voka (the local chamber of commerce) started the BRUcargo Secured Gateway project in 2012 with the objective of developing BRUcargo into the most efficient and safest cargo airport in Europe. One of the goals in this project is to come up with a performing and modern cargo community system.

It’s anticipated that the CCS will enable an easier, clearer, more reliable and faster (real time) exchange of information between the various players (industrial shippers, operators, truckers, handling agents, airlines, Brussels Airport Company, customs and the FAVV (Federal Agency for the Safety of the Food Chain). The physical handling of the cargo will be improved with resultant cost savings, according to the airport.

“Nowadays, an efficient cargo community system is indispensable for the development of any logistics cluster and certainly for BRUcargo”, said Steven Polmans, head of cargo at Brussels Airport. “We see an enormous increase in information in logistics; both in the available information and in the same time the need for information. The challenge that lies ahead is managing and steering this properly and we believe that, in Nallian, we have found the right partner to achieve this.