Hermes and Nallian link up to offer cargo GHA landside solution

posted on 9th June 2021
Hermes and Nallian link up to offer cargo GHA landside solution

Collaboration aims to provide handlers with a data-driven approach to freight management that drives operational efficiencies, enables better planning, and facilitates coordination with freight forwarders and trucking companies

Cargo Management Systems (CMS) provider Hermes Logistics Technologies (HLT) has teamed up with data sharing and connected cargo community specialist Nallian to empower cargo ground handling agents (GHAs) with an end-to-end solution to digitalise and streamline their landside management processes.

The two air cargo handling digital specialists say Nallian’s landside management applications will complement Hermes New Generation (NG) Ecosystem solutions, “offering GHAs a paperless approach that provides end-to-end visibility and control across their supply chain”.

Nallian offers a suite of collaborative applications on top of its Open Data Sharing Platform that empowers both cargo communities and individual cargo actors, such as GHAs, to easily connect and share relevant data with their stakeholders, achieving unparalleled levels of efficiency and visibility in cross-company processes.

HLT says its customers will benefit from additional services via the collaboration including: a Slot Booking App that connects handlers, freight forwarders, and trucking companies to coordinate pick-ups and drop-offs, eliminating waiting times and flattening peaks and idle times; and a mobile Acceptance and Delivery App that gives truck drivers easy access to the booked slots assigned to them, enabling the real-time registration of all actions during the pick-up or drop-off process.

Yuval Baruch, chief executive officer for HLT, comments: “We are empowering the ground handler by joining our ecosystems together to give them better control and increased efficiency through better customer experience and superior functionality. Nallian’s complementary offering leant itself to a partnership with Hermes and our collaboration will ensure a best-in-breed process with the technology to work for our customers.”

HLT has a range of NG Apps as part of the Hermes NG Ecosystem including, NG Business Intelligence, and Datalakes, and NG Track&Trace, designed to maximise a GHA’s profit by giving access to data and supply chain visibility. The NG Ecosystem product range enables GHAs to provide superior service through data sharing and tools to manage exception handling.

Jean Verheyen, chief executive officer of Nallian, comments: “Our collaboration will help ground handlers to enjoy the benefits of digitisation in their extended processes, enabling them to do more with the same infrastructure. Our apps have been built with and for air cargo stakeholders and this collaboration perfectly fits Nallian’s open approach, which aims at giving as many cargo actors as possible access to best-in-class solutions and the benefits of digitisation.”

With data sharing being a key element to the collaboration, HLT says it has also been working on projects to use its ‘Datalake’ infrastructure, which captures and stores Hermes NG Business Intelligence events, including developing predictive business analytics with artificial intelligence algorithms.