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Data sharing platform Nallian acquires specialist consultancy 4ADVICE and strengthens its offering in the field of temperature sensitive pharma logistics

Brussels – June 02, 2020 – Nallian, the cloud-based data sharing platform with focus on air cargo today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire 4Advice, one of the leading consultants in the field of temperature sensitive pharma logistics.

Belgium-based 4Advice operates worldwide and helps global pharma shippers, transportation companies and logistic hubs such as around cargo airports to become compliant with the needs of time and temperature sensitive logistics. 4Advice’s ultimate purpose is to deliver peace of mind to the pharma shipper. Today, 4Advice achieves this by improving, validating and/or certifying the processes along the chain. By getting into a strategic partnership with Nallian, 4Advice will also be able to provide its clients the tools to continuously monitor the chain once process improvements have been put in place, and to execute those processes efficiently.

With its data sharing platform and collaborative applications, Nallian helps logistic communities such as around cargo airports to operate as one instead of as dozens of isolated silos. Operating as one gains efficiency for the logistic actors, service levels for the shippers, and attractiveness for the logistic hub. With the acquisition of 4Advice, Nallian reinforces its offering in the field of temperature sensitive pharma logistics, one of the most demanding fields in logistics with the highest need for state-of-the-art solutions.

“We’re thrilled to join the Nallian family”, says Bert Elsen, managing partner of 4Advice. “Our teams were working already on very similar clients, and we always felt that we could do more for our clients if we worked closely together. With this acquisition, we can finally make this a reality.”

Says Jean Verheyen, CEO at Nallian: “4Advice’s team is renowned worldwide for their expertise in improving temperature sensitive pharma logistics. We look very much forward to complementing 4Advice’s consultancy with the digital tools to sustain these improvements, and to leveraging 4Advice’s deep domain know-how in order to sharpen Nallian’s product portfolio for pharma cargo. In the end, we want to bring the best possible independent platform to the market, as seen from the perspective of pharma shippers.”

4Advice will continue to operate under its own brand.

About NALLIAN

Making the world operate as one, one community at a time
Nallian is the world’s first provider of a next-generation collaborative data sharing platform for logistics hubs. 

Nallian helps business partners in fragmented networks to become high performing clusters that operate as one. Maximizing the value of their data, Nallian enables them to grow beyond the limits of their physical infrastructure and generate business benefits for all actors in the network. Nallian has been successfully empowering supply chain communities in several industries, such as air cargo, maritime, and the chemicals industry, generating efficiency, transparency and visibility by unlocking the power of the connected network. 

In air cargo, clients include airports in Europe, the Americas and Asia such as Brussels Airport, Liege Airport, Luxembourg Airport, Vienna Airport, London Heathrow and Dallas Fort-Worth, as well as the logistic actors active in those airports. 

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About 4Advice 

4Advice is a Belgian consulting firm with over 20 years of experience in logistics and supply-chain for time- and temperature-sensitive products.  4Advice offers pharmaceutical companies and their suppliers across the globe audits, consultancy, in-house-support, project management, training, and related services. 4Advice and its team are iso9001, CEIV and GDP certified.

In air cargo, the team has worked for logistic communities in airports such as Brussels, Edmonton, Dallas Fort-Worth and Miami, airlines such as Amerijet, Brussels Airlines, Delta Cargo, and handlers such as WFS, Swissport and Menzies. Outside of air cargo, clients include the Port of Antwerp, and medtech shippers such as Terumo.

www.4advice.eu

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Luxembourg Airport takes visibility and efficiency to the next level with Nallian for Air Cargo

Brussels, 5 March 2020 - With 893.090 tons of Cargo in 2019, Luxembourg Airport is one of the most important cargo airports in Europe. In order to respond to business needs and to meet customer expectations, lux-Airport has engaged Nallian, a specialist of collaborative solutions in logistics and air cargo based in Belgium, to implement a cargo community system (CCS) at Luxembourg Airport.

  • Nallian and lux-Airport implement new Cargo Community System (CSS) at Luxembourg Airport
  • Improved processes, predictability and transparence

The CCS represents an important component of the Luxembourg Single Window for Logistics program and will be set up as a neutral IT platform, open to all actors involved in international trade. Enabling real-time capturing and sharing of granular information regarding shipment processing, far beyond the traditional cargo data, it will empower all stakeholders involved to better plan and execute their processes and will drive efficiency and visibility with in-depth insights in performance.

In a first implementation phase in 2020, the application shall prove its operability and added value for the cargo community. Upon the successful run of perishables and live animals shipments with a limited number of involved actors, namely Cargolux, LuxairCargo, Kuehne+Nagel, Arthur Welter and the public administrations concerned, the CCS shall be rolled out to all types of cargo and all companies that are interested to join.

 

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From left to right: Daniel Kohl (Arthur Welter), Daniel Boehlke (Kuehne+Nagel), Armin Weirich (Kuehne+Nagel), Franco Nanna (Cargolux), Rene Steinhaus (lux-Airport), Hilde Havermans (Nallian), Jean-Marc Reynarts (LuxairCargo), Ronny Claes (Cargolux), Richard Forson (Cargolux), Gilles Schlesser (Ministry of the Economy), Michael Octave (LuxairCargo), Volker Reiplinger (lux-Airport), Jonas van Stekelenburg (lux-Airport)

 

Says René Steinhaus, CEO of lux-Airport: “lux-Airport is excited to implement, together with its cargo community, a data sharing platform. With this decision lux-Airport demonstrates its commitment to support the airport cargo community and to foster the competitiveness and further growth of Luxembourg as a European multimodal logistics hub. Nallian has been selected because their solution demonstrates their core competence in cargo communities, using best practice processes frameworks, and enables for integration with other cargo communities.”

Says Jean Verheyen, CEO of Nallian: “We are proud to have been selected by lux-Airport, with whom we share a common vision on the importance and power of digitization and data sharing for air cargo. We are excited to help them realize their ambition to further develop the competitiveness of the airport and the logistics sector in Luxembourg as a whole.”

 

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Nallian takes home Brussels Airport's BRUcargo award

Brussels, 20 February 2020 – We're excited, humbled and proud to have taken home the BRUcargo award at Brussels Airport's 19th Aviation Award Ceremony yesterday. The Brussels Airport Aviation Awards recognize air cargo actors who make a difference in terms of growth, innovation, performance, and cargo and network development. The BRUcargo award goes to  the actor with the most active role in terms of innovation, digitzation and growth of partnership. 

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According to the jury Nallian highly contributed to the growth of BRUcloud, BRUcargo's open datasharing platform. The platform improves efficiency and transparency of cargo operations at BRUcargo. Jean Verheyen, CEO Nallian, proudly comments: "It's great to see 90% of the actors at BRUcargo are using our applications and platform and communities across Europe and since recently also in the US are now using our solutions. We are only part of the equation, it's really the communities who make this happen. In Belgium, for example, we should not underestimate the role Air Cargo Belgium". 

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Brussels Airport first to empower freight forwarders with Nallian’s new Acceptance & Delivery app

Brussels, 28 November 2019 – Nallian has extended its open ecosystem of collaborative applications for air cargo with the Acceptance & Delivery app, a mobile application that gives forwarders and their drivers immediate access to all information regarding booked slots for freight pick up and delivery. The application has been launched at Brussels Aiports’ cargo community this week, as an addition to the existing BRUcloud apps.

Nallian has extended its open ecosystem of collaborative applications for air cargo with the Acceptance & Delivery app, a mobile application that gives forwarders and their drivers immediate access to all information regarding booked slots for freight pick up and delivery. Having all information at their fingertips and being able to register relevant information regarding the freight handover in real-time throughout the process allows them to save time, reduce admin, eliminate fraud-sensitive handover of paper documents and improve process visibility. The application has been launched at Brussels Aiports’ cargo community this week, as an addition to the existing BRUcloud apps.

The Acceptance & Delivery app is the latest add-on to the suite of landside management applications, designed to streamline operations between ground handlers, freight forwarders and trucking companies. With the app, which integrates seamlessly with the Slot Booking app, drivers can easily consult all slot details, linked freight and documents on their mobile device. They can register timestamps during the hand over process at the Ground Handling Agent (from arrival through to departure) and register damages (and related pictures) or shortages when handling freight. All information is stored digitally in the platform, providing visibility for the parties involved. This reduces disputes between handlers and forwarders and empowers the airport with reliable insights in performance.

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Timestamps are registered by secure scanning of unique QR-codes linked to the personnel and gates of the Ground Handling Agent.

 

The application has been launched this week at Brussels Airport’s cargo community. Sara Van Gelder, Cargo Business Development Manager at Brussels Airport Company, comments: “The go live has been smooth and user feedback is very positive. Drivers typically appreciate the fact that they have easy access to information, are more involved in the process and no longer need to lose time going back and forth between warehouse and reception. This application is yet another powerful add-on to BRUcloud, our cargo community platform that drives efficient collaboration and integration within our cargo community.”

Says Jean Verheyen, CEO Nallian: “This application is yet another step towards efficient, paper-less cross-company processes at the connected cargo hub. It complements our powerful suite of landside management apps, which already include apps such the Slot Booking App, Freight Management App, Check-it for Air Cargo, and many more. Together with our users, such as Brussels Airport’s cargo community, we keep on developing new apps to further enrich the open ecosystem of collaborative apps.”

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Nallian nominated finalist of TIACA’s first annual Sustainability Awards

Brussels, 21 October 2019 – The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA) has nominated Nallian as a finalist for its first annual Sustainability Award. The awards, sponsored by CHAMP Cargosystems received applications from established corporations and start-ups to address CO2 emissions, reducing waste, humanitarian aid and other sectors.

Nallian was nominated for its Open Ecosystem of Collaborative Applications. The other 2 finalists are M&G Packaging and Wings for Aid Foundation. The projects were submitted to an independent jury of five judges who marked the applications on criteria such as social, environmental and economic impacts, robustness and attractiveness.

Steven Polmans, chairman of TIACA says: “Having the opportunity for the first time to organise this award is a big step in terms of who we, as TIACA, want to be and how we want to be seen by the industry. I am sure all entries will help us further shape our Sustainability program. Demonstrating the economic benefits of doing good for people, society and environment will inspire many of us.”

Arnaud Lambert, CEO of CHAMP Cargosystems says: “I have clearly been impressed by the quality and the variety of the applications. There was a good mix between projects from established companies and ‘start-ups’. The difficulty was to select the ones that will go on the podium.”

Nallian will be presenting its project to the jury and public at the TIACA Executive Summit in Budapest, 19 to 21 November 2019.

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