Greater collaboration between all the parties involved and closer integration of information technology and physical handling systems will be key to further improving the efficiency of air cargo hubs. And alongside those developments, future air cargo hubs will also need to manage the implementation of additional security requirements, respond to the particular demands of e-commerce, and cater for increasing volumes of bellyhold cargo.
Nanne Onland: “Security regulations trigger process changes and for those to happen, systems and facilities need to be adapted,” he notes. “However, much tighter security requirements may help the industry to share already-available information for its own purpose.”
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