DGR digital shipping portal in Frankfurt continues to grow

posted on 5th June 2019 by Justin Burns

The digital shipping portal for dangerous goods INFr8 jointly developed by Dakosy and Fraport is growing strongly.

The current status and new pilot participants of the INFr8 platform were part of an event that took place today as part of transport logistic/air cargo Europe yesterday (4 June).

Frankfurt Airport is the first air cargo location worldwide to offer shippers and forwarders digitized dangerous goods processes along the entire supply chain. INFr8 is a jointly developed product of DAKOSY and Fraport.

The electronic declaration of dangerous goods is currently being tested at Frankfurt Airport. The Dangerous Goods Declaration (DGD) required for transport is created digitally via the INFr8 shipping portal and can be shared with all relevant parties.

“The paper-based documentation in use until now involved very long lead times and had a high error rate for hazardous goods transports. About 10 per cent of all shipments were stopped at the airport due to errors.

“That’s why we participated in the development of INFr8 – to accelerate processes, make them more reliable and create transparency for everyone involved,” said Bernhard Lessmann, senior manager CargoCity Development, Fraport.

Due to the positive assessments of all pilot participants, the use of the platform continues to grow.

The pilot group already includes a number of well-known shippers, logistics service providers, Customs declarations agents, handling agents and the airline Lufthansa Cargo. The newest testers are AaDC GmbH and KLEX Klaus Exportverpackungen GmbH.

The legally-required DGD is digitised and standardised with the use of INFr8.

“Each participant can now use an interface to declare dangerous goods on the platform and at the end a quality-assured eDGD is created, which can then be transmitted to the airline or handling agent.

“INFr8 is not limited to Frankfurt Airport, but rather has an international focus,” added Dirk Gladiator, authorised officer of DAKOSY.

The company is currently in discussions with other airports regarding the use of the shipping portal.