Airport Logistics Siemens Logistics, Qatar Airways Cargo and Qatar Aviation Services (QAS) Cargo agree on cooperation to digitalize cargo processes
- Joint development of innovative freight handling solutions
- Improvement of operational efficiency using state-of-the-art data analytics and predictive maintenance
Siemens Logistics, Qatar Airways Cargo and Qatar Aviation Services (QAS) Cargo have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to promote close cooperation in digitalizing cargo handling processes. The collaborative project will, among others, deploy the latest in data analytics applications and predictive maintenance. It is also set to positively impact sustainability as well as health and safety. With this MoU, three major players come together: Siemens for airport digitalization and automation, QAS Cargo for world-class cargo handling at the Doha hub, and Qatar Airways Cargo as the leading air cargo carrier in the world.
“Artificial intelligence, machine learning and senseful data usage are becoming increasingly important within airfreight handling,” said Michael Reichle, CEO of Siemens Logistics. “We are excited to work with Qatar Airways Cargo and QAS Cargo in a forward-looking collaboration to jointly achieve results that will strengthen operational efficiency in demanding cargo processes.”
“Our aim at Qatar Airways Group is to further implement digitally advanced, innovative cargo solutions to ensure that all stakeholders benefit from an even more sustainable and seamless operating environment. For this, Siemens Logistics is our clear choice as an experienced technology partner. With the signing of the MoU for digitalization, we are preparing for the challenges to come," explained Guillaume Halleux, Chief Officer Cargo at Qatar Airways Group.
Among others, the planned activities will involve joint workshops, mutual site visits, and technical assistance trainings. Pilot studies, together with research and development, will also be part of this MoU.
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