To keep secured freight secure, all people involved or responsible for handling and transporting the freight between secured warehouses need to be known at every stage in the process. This can be a hassle for.
Drivers who want to pick-up or deliver secured freight at the Ground Handling Agents facility need to register themselves, the driver needs to prove for which company he is operating and the security status of the company he is operating for needs to be checked in the European Regulated Agent and Known Consignor Database. The Central Drivers Database can make this process seamless and smooth and makes it possible to store drivers’ data and reuse the information later in other applications or functionalities.
The app combines manifest data, which has been made available in the BRUcloud since 2016 (via the Statistics App), with newly added data from the forwarders (the “arrival of the goods” notification). The app matches the collected data at MAWB level and reports a complete set of information (which could not be reported by the forwarder himself) automatically to customs.
Forwarders who opt to connect to the Customs Export App can drastically improve their efficiency by avoiding having to wait in lines at the Customs offices for the stamping of MAWBs and having to collect alternative evidence manually, thus eliminating paper-based procedures and the resulting errors. Moreover, the Customs authorities give clearance priority to forwarders’ shipments handled via the Customs Export App.
Air Cargo Belgium will be the single point of contact (SPOC) and represent the community at exhibitions, conferences and fairs in order to create a strong ‘brand’ and to promote the industry as a whole. Furthermore Air Cargo Belgium also lobbies towards government and officials on behalf of the BRUcargo community.
Air Cargo Belgium gives support in several internal and external projects. We help to put procedures in place for improved operations, give administration support in projects and we get in contact with all stakeholders and government agencies to address topics of common interest. We do this by a strong community cooperation and approach. Additionally Air Cargo Belgium facilities trainings, employment and guided tours.
With our Academy we aim to provide training and retraining of employees with a view to gain knowledge in relation to Air Freight and other processes involved in the logistics value chain. We develop a training offer that fits with new evolutions in the Air Freight sector & provide the opportunity to stimulate 'lifelong learning'.
Furthermore, the Air Cargo Academy organizes seminars and information sessions to promote the dissemination of knowledge, information and knowledge exchange. In addition it will bring trends and innovative developments to the forefront. It will also provide tailor-made courses and material for the development / dissemination of knowledge. All activities that will be carried out by the association will contribute to the overall goal: Contributing to the overarching structure that provides quality and innovative training for companies in order to build knowledge about air freight logistics and airport related activities.