Software provider DAKOSY and airport operator Fraport have established a joint venture, allivate, to drive digitalisation in cargo

The basis of the joint venture (JV) is the establishment, operation, and further development of cargo community systems for air freight. The partners, each of whom holds a 50% stake in the JV, aim to further advance the digitalisation of air cargo processes both at Frankfurt Airport and internationally. Martina Schikorr (Fraport) and Dirk Gladiator (DAKOSY) have been appointed managing directors of allivate.

The JV’s main goal is to further expand the jointly-established FAIR@Link Cargo Community System. With the founding of allivate, Fraport aims to underline its strong commitment to the cargo business. Schikorr said: “A functioning digital infrastructure is a must-have for every modern cargo hub. We want to offer our customers the best cargo community system possible so that their processes will run simply, smoothly, and quickly. More than 1,000 participating companies are thus given the commitment to have Fraport alongside DAKOSY as reliable partners for digital infrastructure and, with allivate, one central point of contact on site.”

Customers will benefit from the synergies resulting from the alliance. Fraport contributes comprehensive airport know-how and its function as a neutral link to the local cargo community and the authorities. DAKOSY brings its wide-ranging IT expertise in all aspects of cargo handling and customs clearance as well as many years of experience in the development, operation and technical support of the Cargo Community System - Made in Germany.

For Gladiator, the processes of air freight handling and digital infrastructure are inextricably linked. He said: “We are pooling our strengths and can therefore launch innovations and digital solutions onto the market faster. The active role of the cargo community in Frankfurt plays an important part, as together we jointly develop all digital processes along the supply chain there.”

Gladiator and Schikorr have identified three specific areas in which processes can be further streamlined and optimised at Frankfurt Airport. For example, customs requirements can be more conveniently implemented, the digitalisation process for land pick-ups and deliveries is to be further developed and e-commerce functionalities are to be automated to an even greater extent.

The new partners will digitalise cargo handling at Frankfurt
The new partners will digitalise cargo handling at Frankfurt Fraport