Ostend-Bruges International Airport’s OST system now using an Inspection Management app

Published: Friday, May 12, 2023

Ostend-Bruges International Airport has activated the Inspection Management app on its community system, the OST Cargo Cloud, powered by Nallian.

Available for desktops or mobile devices, the Inspection Management app on the airport’s cargo community system offers freight forwarders, inspection point operators and local food safety authorities a uniform, digital way to co-ordinate and undertake the inspection of perishable shipments.

Using the app, those involved can efficiently plan and execute relevant actions, digitally share pertinent documentation and certificates, and have real-time status visibility of perishable goods.

The application is integrated with TRACES, the European Commission’s digital certification and management platform for all sanitary and phytosanitary requirements, which reduces and facilitates data input.

Eric Dumas, the chief executive of Ostend-Bruges International Airport, commented: “The Inspection Management app helps us to further increase the quality and speed of our cargo handling, which are important differentiators for our airport.

“We are proud to offer the logistics parties at our hub an efficient way of working that benefits all actors and, ultimately, the end consumer.”

Jean Verheyen, Nallian’s chief executive, added: “Ostend-Bruges International Airport illustrates that also smaller airports benefit from a digital way of working.”

He said he was happy to empower the gateway, and by extension the other airports and ports in Belgium using the app, “with an efficient and uniform inspection process”.

The OST Cargo Cloud is designed to enable a coordinated, digitalised approach to cargo processes at the airport such as freight pick up and drop off, as well as the inspection of perishable goods.

It also provides actionable insights into its end-to-end cargo streams.

Cargo Cloud applications including Inspection Management, Truck Visit Management, Check-it, and Cargo Statistics are intended to enable the cargo hub to streamline actions related to truck visits and the execution of operational and compliance checks, as well as the inspection of perishable goods.

The airport’s cargo activities have grown by 150% over the last two years, it has reported.

The airport is planning to build – as part of its Cargo Village project – 48,000 sq m of additional warehouse facilities.