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Page 16 • AirCArgo AsiA-PACifiC JUNE, 2019 Skypooling now part of Jettainer GERMANY-based Jettainer has taken over the on-line platform Skypooling* and has started work on the expansion and further development of the service. The network currently has around 100 mem- bers and almost all existing airline members already have migrated to the new owner. The new version includes a modernised front end for the customer, with technical improve- ments to make it easier to find ULDs. It is sched- uled to go on line in the fall of 2019. In addition, Jettainer is already planning new features for the future including a lost and found function and insurance service. * Skypooling is a tool that helps participating airlines manage their containers more efficient- ly. Users of the platform provide information about ULD under/overstocks. This allows airlines to help each other balance container invento- ries to ensure benefits and savings for all partic- ipants. By transporting fewer empty cargo con- tainers, airlines benefit from additional freight revenue, fuel savings and lower CO2 emissions. Direct adds 10 Stralis haulers PERTH-based Direct Freight Express has added a further 10 IVECO Stralis 4x2 low roof AT models to its intrastate fleet, using them to haul a range of palletised goods – this brings the total number of Stralis vehicles it is using to 15.. GeTS launches Single Window Mesh GLOBAL eTrade Services (GeTS), a global Trade Facilitation Platform (TFP) company, has launched a new concept in global trade at the World Customs Organisation IT/TI Con- ference and Exhibition held in Azerbaijan. Single Window Mesh will automate trade dec- laration services, enable 360-degree risk assess- ment and precise duty calculations. “Currently, trade facilitation is conducted via a TFP -- a one-stop platform that manages and facil- itates trade processes between governments and trade communities,” said Chong Kok Keong, chief executive of GeTS. “However, the trade facilita- tion process is still very much government-driv- en, with the government organisations taking on the responsibility and making the investment to facilitate trade. As global trade gets more dynamic, there is increased convergence of interests between gov- ernments and businesses. “For example, both governments and business- es share a strong interest to address trade securi- ty, as the lack of it will negatively impact the econ- omy and profits. The convergence of interests is encourag- ing businesses to be more willing to share and push data to governments, so the information can potentially be used by governments to enhance trade security.” Chong explained: “Single Window Mesh leverages tech- nology to lower the barrier for governments and business- es to better share data and collaborate digitally. It uses technologies such as AI-powered RPA (Robotic Process Automation), blockchain and neural network algorithms to dynamically crawl, aggregate and co-relate structured and unstructured data across the entire trade eco-system, to use data at source effectively. It will consolidate and analyse data retrieved from transactions in real-time, fulfilling part of trade declaration process automatically and dynami- cally based on users’ trading intent. This in turn ensures automatic and accurate Customs compliance and precise duty calculations for every specific trade. The accuracy of the Single Window Mesh can also compile a 360-degree risk assessment for Customs and related government agencies to mitigate the dangers of high-risk cargoes and lower the chances of unforeseen events.” Currently in development, Single Window Mesh will be added to GeTS’ Calista, an interoperable, neutral B2G plat- form that enables supply chain orchestration across the world. In the future, it will allow traders to expedite cargo clearance at all ports, by fulfilling compliance requirements accurately and efficiently. Kenya Trade Network Agency (Kentrade), a user of a Single Window, is slated to be the first partner to pilot Single Win- dow Mesh on their national TFP. Chong said: “As eCommerce and the Internet of Logistics grow at an unprecedented rate, we want to show a new way of doing trade.” Chong Kok Keong introducing the Single Window Mesh in Baku, Azerbaijan.