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Cargo mastermind Steven Polmans joins data sharing specialist Nallian

Brussels, 18 January 2021 – Steven Polmans, former Director Cargo & Logistics at Brussels Airport and current TIACA Chairman, is joining data sharing and connected cargo community specialist Nallian. As Chief Customer Officer, Polmans will be responsible for accelerating the expansion of Nallian’s global network of cargo communities that operate the Nallian Cargo Cloud. With his cargo expertise and impressive track record in digital cargo transformation and building cargo communities, Polmans perfectly fits Nallian’s global ambition and mission ‘to make the world operate as one’.

Steven Polmans has more than 20 years of expertise in the cargo sector and was the mastermind behind various game changing projects in the sector. As the founding father of BRUcloud, Brussels Airport’s Cargo Cloud, he was the first in the industry to get the different stakeholders at a cargo hub to work in a connected and integrated way by sharing data in their cross-company processes. A model that since then has been adopted by numerous other airports and took away several industry awards. Polmans was also the founder of Air Cargo Belgium, the (again award-winning) industry association that groups all stakeholders at Brussels Airport and fuels the continuous expansion of BRUcloud.

Steven Polmans, Chief Customer Officer at Nallian, comments: “When I decided to leave Brussels Airport, it has always been my intention to stay in the sector and build further on what I have created together with my cargo colleagues and peers. Air cargo is more than a job for me, it’s a passion and it was very important for me to find a place where I can share, cultivate and act upon this passion. I feel Nallian is the best place for me to do so. We share the ambition to drive efficiency and transparency in the air cargo industry by making cargo communities operate in a connected, collaborative way. It is what initially brought us together on the BRUcloud project, and what we have been developing at Brussels Airport over the past years. I now look forward to assist other cargo actors - airports, ground handlers, freight  forwarders, trucking companies, shippers, … -  - with their digital cargo transformation and their journey to connected, collaborative work.”

Jean Verheyen, CEO of Nallian, adds: “Following the signing of several new contracts in 2020 (such as, among others, with lux-Airport and Dallas Fort Worth) and the recent opening of our office in Singapore, having Steven on board is yet again another important step for Nallian. We have worked closely together in the past and are fully aligned on our vision for the cargo industry. Steven brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the team, which together with his drive and collaborative mindset will help us accelerate and support more airports better on their journey to connected, collaborative work. We are very excited to shape the future of air cargo together.”

Alex Driesen, Co-Entrepreneur, who is moving on from Nallian, states: “Getting Steven on board is a major leap for Nallian. In my career, I have not often met people with the same combination of vision, energy and empathy. I look very much forward to seeing Steven write the next chapter of Nallian’s journey to make the world operate as one.”

Steven Polmans and Jean Verheyen are available for interviews. Contact Joke Aerts (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or +32 473 55 80 60) to schedule an appointment. 

 

 

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Data sharing specialist Nallian opens office in Singapore to support growth in Asia

Brussels, 17 December 2020 – To support its local clients and be closer to the high-growth APAC region, data sharing specialist Nallian has opened up a new office in Singapore. Geert Van Brempt has been appointed Managing Director Asia Pacific.

2020 has been an important year for Nallian: the company expanded its worldwide network of airport cargo communities using their Cargo Cloud with airports in Europe, the US (read more about their recently announced collaboration with Dallas Fort Worth Airport here) and Asia. To support its local clients and drive growth in the APAC region, the Belgian company has recently opened an office in Singapore. Geert Van Brempt, a seasoned manager with over 20 years of experience working in the region, has been appointed Managing Director Asia Pacific.

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Geert Van Brempt has been appointed Managing Director Asia Pacific.

Jean Verheyen, CEO of Nallian, comments: “We are very excited about this next step. The fast-growing Asia Pacific air cargo market is presenting a wealth of opportunities for Nallian. This new office will help us to accelerate our coverage of the region, and work even more closely with our local clients.

 

 

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Swissport eliminates superpeaks with Nallian’s Slot Booking app integrated with kiosk system for self-registration

Brussels - October 15, 2020 – Swissport Cargo Services is the first ground handler at Brussels Airport’s cargo hub to use the Slot Booking app together with a kiosk system for self-registration. The introduction of Slot Booking empowered the ground handler to smoothen peaks, reduce stress for operational staff, provide better service and plan staff in view of actual demand.

Eliminating ‘superpeaks’

Prior to using Slot Booking, peak times at Swissport’s premises would equal long waiting times, heavy discussions on whom should be served first and a lot of stress for acceptance staff. Today, the app is channeling activity as it enables trucking companies and freight forwarders to reserve time slots for their pick ups or deliveries, with slots made available by the handler according to his availability. Says Tom Lepage, Quality Manager at Swissport Cargo Services: “One of the major benefits is that we now have visibility on who is coming when. We still face peak times, but we have eliminated the so-called ‘superpeaks’. For example, we’ll still see a lot of activity between 7 and 10.30 a.m., but trucks will no longer all show up at 7 a.m. sharp."

A smooth, digital acceptance process

The acceptance zone has been closed off, with a priority lane for drivers who arrive with a booked slot. “Drivers very quickly adopted the system and no longer question the order in which they are being served. This has dramatically reduced stress for our acceptance staff,” adds Lepage.

The digital flow of the Slot Booking app and kiosk registration system has also accelerated the acceptance process. Drivers first register at the kiosk, which is fully integrated with BRUcloud and the Slot Booking app. They are automatically shown their booked slot(s), which significantly reduces admin and paperwork.

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Drivers first register at the kiosk, which is fully integrated with BRUcloud and the Slot Booking app.


Better planning of manpower

Having visibility on planned pick ups and deliveries makes it also easier to organize manpower in line with actual demand. Tom Lepage: “In particular off peak and during night shifts this allows us to better plan our resources, so we always have the right amount of staff available to ensure our customers quality service.”

Fast adoption

According to Lucas Deschouwer, Operations Support Manager, “the Slot Booking app is a very intuitive, easy-to-use system. In just a couple of weeks we had all users up and running. We are very much looking forward to integrate the Slot Booking app with the Freight Management app, one of the other landside management apps on the BRUcloud platform. This will give us even more granular visibility on what freight will be picked up and delivered when and by whom and enable us to work in a fully pro-active mode. Also, in 2021 we will start operating from our new warehouse facilities, which will increase our overall capacity and means we’ll be able to make more Slot Booking gates available."

 

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DFW Airport Invests in Cargo Technology powered by Nallian

Cargo supply chain information electronically shareable between stakeholders 

Brussels, 2 December 2020 – DFW Airport is using Nallian’s cloud based data sharing platform for cargo customers, allowing seamless transactions across the supply chain.  Over time, this will include freight forwarders, shippers, ground handling agents, 3PLs, airlines, Customs and Border Protection, and trucking companies – empowering them to coordinate their cross-company processes.

 “DFW Airport continues to focus and invest in our cargo business.  This new platform makes processing cargo through DFW more efficient by providing accurate and timely information to our cargo community,” said John Ackerman, Executive Vice President of global strategy and development at DFW Airport. “We are excited to work with Nallian and our international airport partners to offer this digital platform to our cargo and logistics customers.”

Jean Verheyen, CEO at Nallian, added, “We are honored to work with DFW Airport who is committed to raising the bar for innovation and excellence in air cargo. With Nallian’s mission in mind - ‘to make the world operate as one’ - we are thrilled to see how our infrastructure also empowers forward-thinking airports such as DFW and their partners to leverage the power of digitization on a global level.” 

This new application-based technology will reduce the amount of time and paperwork required for cargo shipments coming through the Airport and is part of the Airport’s digital transformation strategy. A dedicated Slot Booking application allows truckers and freight forwarders to request and reserve dock door slot times, eliminating wait times while reducing roadway congestion and harmful emissions. Future enhancements will include real time pharmaceutical tracking and monitoring capabilities, ensuring higher levels of safety and product integrity. This allows multinational collaboration among global cargo hubs. 

DFW is focused on air cargo, an essential industry to North Texas. The Airport handled 971,000 tons of cargo in FY19 and has steadily risen to become one of the top international cargo hubs.   DFW’s central US location is the nexus of Latin America-Asia transit freight, and an ideal hub for e-commerce. Strong Asian freighter service and the ongoing growth of its Latin America network add to DFW’s geographic advantage.

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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.

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