By receiving this information electronically in advance, handlers can populate their systems with the shipment information, reducing paperwork and delays on arrival of the truck, and eradicating re-keying errors. By obtaining advance warning of cargo en route, handlers can also anticipate workloads, schedule resources, and allocate handling slots for the trucks. This will help to reduce the number of vehicles on the cargo terminal, and cut queue times.
The first AIS seminars will be held on Tuesday July 16 at Heathrow’s Stanwell Hall Hotel, at 10:30 and 14:30, featuring a full demo of the system and the opportunity to ask questions, followed by refreshments. Places are limited, and can be booked by contacting Guy Thompson.