Changi Airport gears up

posted on 14th September 2023
Changi Airport gears up

Lim Ching Kiat, executive VP for air hub and cargo development at Changi Airport Group, feels that a CCS is key to the airport’s success in tapping into Asia’s long-term growth in the face of challenges such as manpower shortages, rising operating costs, increasing customer demands, and environmental pressure. Changi Airport launched the Changi Air Cargo Community System (ACCS) in June 2020 “to serve as an open and neutral data platform of collaborative, knowledge-sharing and community-based applications”.
He notes: “ACCS and its use cases aim to optimise operational efficiencies by aggregating data from all parties involved in the cargo handling process and enabling end-to-end digitisation of the air cargo value chain. In particular, we introduced the Truck Dock Slot Booking application to even out cargo lodgement and collection at our cargo handler’s airfreight terminals, thereby reducing waiting time, optimising resources and providing greater insights to airport landside activities.”
Changi has since completed pilot trials and is gearing up for community-wide implementation early next year.