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Page 6 • AirCArgo AsiA-PACifiC JUNE, 2019 Gumball 3000 rally payload EMIRATES SkyCargo won a contract to transport four Mercedes Benz AMG GT63 4 Door cars from Dubai to the Gumball rally and back. The cars travelled on a B777 freighter from Dubai World Central. “This is the second year that we are working with Gargash to transport cars for the Gumball 3000 rally. We had a successful collaboration last year which helped us showcase Emirates Wheels, our specialised prod- uct for transporting automobiles, to a large audience in the UAE as well as the rest of the world," said Nabil Sultan, divisional senior vice presi- dent, Emirates SkyCargo. Emirates SkyCargo regularly transports high value and unique automo- biles on both its passenger and freighter aircraft across a global network spanning six continents. During the last financial year, the airline trans- ported more than 1,050 luxury cars. NAS commits to growth in Africa NATIONAL Aviation Services (NAS) is to offer ground handling and cargo services in Mozambique beginning July 2019. Services will include ramp handling, maintenance, cleaning, import and export cargo handling and storage for scheduled and ad hoc airlines at all airports in Mozambique. NAS sees strong potential for growth in Africa. Hassan El Houry, group ceo of NAS said: “Airline traffic is growing steadily in Mozambique. Coupled with the developing oil and gas and mining sectors, there is a huge demand for air transport-re- lated goods and services for both cargo and passenger operations. “This requires heavy investment in the latest equipment, technol- ogies and processes at the differ- ent airports in Mozambique, all of which NAS can provide.” NAS is committed to investing US$50 million in Africa over the next three years with Mozam- bique the first African country to benefit. New dangerous goods portal at Frankfurt is a world first, say Dakosy and Fraport FRANKFURT Airport is the first air cargo location world wide to offer shippers and forwarders digitised dangerous goods processes along the entire supply chain through INFr8, a jointly developed product of Dakosy and Fraport. The electronic declaration of dangerous goods is currently be- ing tested. The Dangerous Goods Declaration (DGD) required for transport is created digitally via the INFr8 shipping portal and can be shared with all relevant parties. “The paper-based documenta- tion in use until now involved very long lead times and had a high error rate for hazardous goods transports. “About 10 per cent of all ship- ments were stopped at the air- port due to errors. That’s why we participated in the development of INFr8 - to accelerate process- es, make them more reliable and create transparency for everyone involved,” said Bernhard Lessmann, senior manager CargoCity Devel- opment, Fraport AG. The pilot group already includes a number of well-known shippers, logistics service providers, Cus- toms declarations agents, han- dling agents and Lufthansa Cargo. The newest testers are AaDC and KLEX Klaus Exportverpackun- gen. The legally-required DGD is dig- itised and standardised with the use of INFr8. “Each participant can now use an interface to declare dangerous goods on the platform and at the end a quality-assured eDGD is created, which can then be transmitted to the airline or handling agent. INFr8 is not limit- ed to Frankfurt Airport, but rather has an international focus,” said Dirk Gladiator of Dakosy. The company is currently in discus- sions with other airports regard- ing the use of the shipping portal.