UK-headquartered software provider Hermes Logistics Technologies (HLT) has partnered with Singapore-based SPEEDCARGO, which specialises in AI and robotics, to further automate cargo handling at Singapore’s Changi Airport.
Hermes said the integration between SPEEDCARGO’s CARGO EYE solution and HLT’s New Generation (NG) Ecosystem at the point of cargo acceptance will make enhanced digital information of physical cargo available within the Hermes CMS.
“With this collaboration, the ground handlers get two best-of-breed solutions enabling them to reap the full benefits of digitalisation, including 100 percent coverage, processing speed, error prevention, and savings on costly labour,” said Yuval Baruch, HLT chief.
CARGO EYE captures all dimensions and images of incoming shipments in real time and seamlessly integrates this volumetric data into the Hermes cargo management system, which uses the data to facilitate cargo build-up.
This enhanced workflow allows the ground handler to digitalise physical cargo received at piece level and provide digital acceptance certificates of the cargo received.
It also enables easy re-recognition of cargo during the handling process and all this information can be made available to shippers, freight handlers, and airlines in real time.
With the integration, Hermes said the key benefits include real-time data capture at the door, improved accuracy from elimination of manual data-entry, and reductions in labour costs. Ultimately this will help ground handlers through improved revenues and optimised operations, described Krishna Kumar, Chief Executive Officer, SPEEDCARGO.
The initial partnership of the two companies will see a planned phase 2 of the integration project with the implementation of SPEEDCARGO’s CARGO MIND.
This deep-tech software solution uses complex algorithms to plan optimal cargo space utilisation, allowing cargo handlers to help airlines carry up to 10 percent more cargo on each flight.
“It is our belief that through collaboration such as this between tech companies, sharing data, and leveraging data, we can finally benefit from real AI and deliver true value to the air cargo industry,” said Baruch.
In June this year, HLT completed phase 1 of its digitalisation collaboration with ground handler dnata Singapore, with the successful implementation of its Hermes NG Ecosystem at Changi Airport.