Hermes Logistics Technologies (HLT) has integrated tech partner Speedcargo’s solutions into its Cargo Management System (CMS) for a ground handling client at Singapore Changi Airport.

The integration between Speedcargo’s Cargo Eye solution and HLT’s New Generation (NG) Ecosystem at the point of cargo acceptance will make enhanced digital information of physical cargo available within the Hermes CMS.

Key benefits of this include real-time data capture at the door, improved accuracy from elimination of manual data entry, and reductions in labour costs owing to the digital capture, transfer, and processing of cargo.

Cargo Eye captures all dimensions and images of incoming shipments in real time and integrates this volumetric data into the Hermes CMS, which uses the data to facilitate cargo build-up. The enhanced workflow enables the ground handler to digitise physical cargo received at piece level and provide digital acceptance certificates of the cargo received. Cargo Eye also enables easy re-recognition of cargo during the handling process and all this information can be made available to shippers, freight handlers, and airlines in real time.

“The integration of Speedcargo’s solutions with Hermes’ CMS will make it easier for customers to integrate their deployments, providing for a more digitised environment that brings together information from the physical world with digitised documentation,” said Krishna Kumar, chief executive officer of Speedcargo. “This will help them realise value through improved revenues and optimised operations.”

A planned phase two of the Hermes and Speedcargo integration project will enable the Cargo Mind system to work with the Hermes CMS to further optimise cargo build-up.

Cargo Mind is a deep-tech software solution that uses complex algorithms to plan optimal cargo space utilisation, allowing cargo handlers to help airlines carry up to 10% more cargo on each flight, according to Speedcargo.

Image: Singapore Changi Airport