Dakosy, Fraport enhance truck processing system at Frankfurt Airport

Published: Monday, February 14, 2022

Software firm Dakosy and airport operator Fraport have enhanced truck processing at Frankfurt Airport to allow gates to automatically open for trucks with a pre-booked time slot.

The two partners have enhanced the Fair@Link cargo community platform with an automatic license plate detection system that means the barriers at Gates 21 and 32 of Frankfurt Airport’s CargoCity South will automatically open for vehicles that have a confirmed time slot for loading or unloading at one of the handlers operating there.

“The new interface delivers major time savings for forwarders and trucker,” the partners said.

“Now, when a registered vehicle drives up to the entrance barrier the system not only scans its license plate but also queries Fair@Link to see if there is a corresponding slot booking,” they said.

“If so, the barrier opens to let the vehicle through. In case the license plate number isn’t recognized or the driver isn’t using the vehicle specified when booking the slot, they can scan the QR code received when registering to gain admission.”

Dirk Gladiator, who heads Dakosy’s Fair@Link department, said: “More than 700 companies are already regularly using Fair@Link to book slots with the large handling agents at the site. With the upcoming integration of the last large handler, FCS Frankfurt Cargo Services GmbH, nearly 100% of delivery vehicles will be using the slot booking system. By networking both systems, we can save time while boosting efficiency.”