Joining up the cargo dots

Written by: Alwyn Brice |
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NxtPort and Air Cargo Belgium / BRUcloud are to connect air and sea for cargo transport purposes.

Data platform NxtPort and Air Cargo Belgium (via its data sharing platform BRUcloud) are to work together on multi-modal solutions.

Companies which transport freight by sea frequently use airfreight as well, and much of the logistics – such as customs formalities – are the same, whether transport is executed by ship or by aircraft. The partnership will investigate how it can make cargo transport at the harbour and airport more efficient and innovative, while at the same time less expensive.

NxtPort and Air Cargo Belgium each have ambitious missions. NxtPort brings the entire harbour community together around a unique data platform that stimulates logistics and technology innovation to make Flemish ports amongst the most innovative and best performing harbours in the world. For its part, Air Cargo Belgium sees BRUcargo pioneering an equally trailblazing path with the digital platform BRUcloud.

NxtPort and Air Cargo Belgium have now signed a Memorandum of Understanding, linking to each another’s ecosystems. Each will continue to develop a digital roadmap, keep the other apprised of processes and procedures, and share use cases. They will also hold regular work sessions together in order to maintain an information exchange.

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