Liege Airport enters digital world with Nallian for Air Cargo suite

Published: Thursday, October 18, 2018

Liege Airport, one of the major cargo airports in Europe, takes efficiency, transparency and reliability to the next level with the Nallian for Air Cargo suite. A powerful data-sharing platform topped by a set of collaborative applications will empower Liege Airport and its cargo stakeholders to operate in an integrated way that generates business benefits for all. A data lake will allow the airport to further maximize the value of this shared data, enabling in-depth analysis that helps them to better understand their cargo streams and make informed decisions. 

With an annual volume of more than 700.000 ton, Liege Airport is one of the largest cargo airports in Europe. Driven by the ambition to be also one of Europe’s leading airports, Liege Airport is launching a cloud-based platform that enables its stakeholders to operate in a more collaborative, integrated way. Single data-entry and secure data-exchange are key in this innovative digitalization project that makes way with traditional, inefficient one-to-one communication and information siloes.

Single version of the truth
Using Nallian’s open data sharing platform, information that is uploaded once can be shared in a secured, controlled way with other parties. A set of collaborative applications enables to capture and share this single version of the truth in a wide range of processes. Liege Airport is starting off with 6 applicationsSlot BookingExport VAT recoveryFreight Consolidation, E-commerce declaration, Cargo Performance Monitoring, and Track & Trace. These have already proven to generate significant benefits in terms of time savings, performance increase and process predictability in other implementations.

data lake will be fueled with information from these applications, allowing the airport to, amongst others, analyze freight routes in much more detail, using a set of parameters such as freight origin or final destination, commodities, airline, transport mode etc. Gaining better insights in its cargo streams will allow the airport to make strategic decisions based on real-world information.

Future proof-approach with immediate benefits
Says Franz J. Heuckeroth Van Hessen, VP Air Services at Liege Airport: “Nallian’s unique approach of an open data sharing platform empowering collaborative applications gives our business the agility it needs to remain ahead of the game, today and tomorrow. It allows us immediately reap the benefits with our first set of applications in a range of processes, with the flexibility to quickly scale and add more applications in the future. We have been impressed by the proven performance of the platform, and are convinced it will generate significant value for the airport and our stakeholders.”

Says Jean Verheyen, CEO of Nallian: “Liege Airport is a pioneer in the air cargo industry and we are proud to support them in their ambition to take their business and the air cargo sector to the next level. Our Nallian for Air Cargo Suite has been developed for and by Air Cargo leaders like them, so we are pleased to be able to support their long-term vision with a platform that is tuned to their reality.”