Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport, the airfreight community in Atlanta, and IT business Kale Logistics Solutions, have collaborated to create North America’s first air cargo community system (ACCS).
The ACCS allows stakeholders to communicate electronically with each other, as well as other stakeholders such as shippers, airlines, trucking companies, customs brokers, freight forwarders and cargo handlers.
The platform also facilitates and streamlines the movement of goods and information to and from the airport.
On November 14, Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport became the first airport in the US to launch such a system, following completion of the Proof of Concept in August and the switch-over initiation at the start of November.
Since operating ‘live’, the airport said the ACCS has been improving its airfreight operations by eliminating duplicate data entry work and excessive documentation, and reducing overall logistics costs to enable better supply chain planning.
Kale Logistics is also working with Microsoft to incorporate artificial intelligence into the ACCS, which will enable it to handle complex airfreight-related scenarios that could arise at the airport or elsewhere in the supply chain.