Heathrow Cargo’s new tool to reduce freight emissions
Heathrow is inviting the trucking companies and freight forwarders based around the airport to reduce emissions by using its new load consolidation app, part of the new Heathrow CargoCloud
May 24, 2017
By PLA Editor
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Cargo operators will be able to consolidate freight loads coming into and out of Heathrow. The aim of this is not only to improve efficiency, but also reduce the number of trucks and emissions on the roads surrounding the airport. Companies that subscribe to Heathrow CargoCloud will be able to exchange and share information about any spare capacity on their vehicles, or ask for help on a load they need to be transported. The app will work to match them and they then contact each other offline and discuss the opportunity.
Heathrow CargoCloud is built on Nallian’s Data Sharing Platform, a proven cloud solution for cross-company business collaboration.
Nick Platts, Head of Cargo at Heathrow introduced the new app at the launch of the Air Cargo World Munich, saying: “Operating a cleaner, leaner and more efficient freight operation is an essential part of delivering on our ambition to be the best airport in Europe for cargo. CargoCloud offers benefits to the whole industry. For our cargo partners it allows them to reduce their costs, our local communities will experience less congestion and improved air quality, and Heathrow will build on its strength as an airport of choice for cargo.”
Jean Verheyen, CEO of Nallian who worked in partnership with Heathrow to create the app, said: “We’re pleased to see that also Heathrow has the vision of enabling seamless collaboration between all cargo actors around the airport, by installing an open community platform that helps these companies to easily collaborate through a pool of shared data. Today, this vision is made concrete through the new tool to reduce emissions and traffic congestions. Tomorrow, shared data can be used to further synchronise cross-company processes, allowing clusters of independent companies to achieve efficiency levels that are historically reserved to fully integrated players only.”
Luc Jacobs, CEO DHL Global Forwarding BELUX said: “As a driver of innovation in our industry, we fully support initiatives that allow us to do our job a little bit better every day. We are big supporters of cloud based community systems because when done well, they have the potential to enable substantial efficiencies and eliminate waste in the supply chain at the same time.”