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dnata agrees cloud deal for digital cargo ops

dnata and Siemens have agreed a deal to implement cloud software at the logistics firm
dnata and Siemens have agreed a deal to implement cloud software at the logistics firm

dnata has agreed a deal to implement a “cutting-edge” cloud-based software platform for its cargo operations in Dubai.

The appointment system, provided by Siemens Postal, Parcel & Airport Logistics (SPPAL) will allow all land transport processes up to the hub’s dock side to be handled digitally. dnata hopes the change will provide increased transparency and IT-based cooperation with freight forwarders, agents and airlines. The platform is based on the AX4 software of the SPPAL subsidiary AXIT.

dnata is one of the world’s leading air services providers, handling over 2.8 million metric tons of cargo per year at more than 40 airports worldwide. At the end of last year, dnata had already contracted SPPAL to upgrade the automation inside the terminal with its highly sophisticated Cargo Compact software.

dnata performs air cargo services for around 200 airlines around the world. In addition to cargo handling, the company offers ground handling, in-flight catering services and travel management.

“With Siemens as innovation partner, we are setting new standards in the air cargo industry,” said Bernd Struck dnata’s senior vice president for UAE Cargo and DWC Airline Services. “With end-to-end digitalisation of our processes, we are able to tailor our services even more closely to our customer’s requirements and further increase our competitiveness.”

“We bring the real world of logistics and the digital transformation together,” said Michael Reichle, CEO of SPPAL. “In Dubai, we have already successfully completed a large number of airport projects.”

Siemens has built and expanded the baggage and air cargo systems at both Dubai International Airport, and the new Al Maktoum International Airport.

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