Now more than ever, the world of logistics stops at all those processes that can help automate operations, improve management and be more productive. The current situation, where social distance and the greater need to use more technology prevails, favours this digital current.
With regard to air freight, which must be fast and agile due to the nature of the goods it handles, it will also be affected by this increase in digitalisation, which will be aimed at:
- The management of transport documents on import.
- The reservation of docks in the handling terminals.
- Access to the drivers’ database.
Normally this type of application is integrated into a data exchange platform where all users can easily supply and access the information they need to make operations as agile and effective as possible.
At Stock Logistic, experts in transporting goods to any part of the world, we have an air transport service that allows us to reach all types of destinations. We must be aware that the digitalisation process will continue to increase in the coming years although the economic situation, in the short term, will be marked by the effects of the pandemic, both on a national and international level.
Drop in goods
Up to the beginning of September, freight traffic has fallen by 15.1 per cent in all European airports, 15.8 per cent if we count only those belonging to the EU and 16.4 per cent of the airports outside the EU. In the case of Madrid-Barajas Adolfo Suárez, the fall was 29,3 per cent year-on-year, Barcelona fell by 35,3 per cent and in the case of Palma de Mallorca, the drop was 26,5 per cent compared to 2019.
European airports in trouble
According to information from the European Airports Council (ACI Europe) almost 200 European airports could face economic insolvency if activity is not revived in the coming months. In addition to the significant reduction in passenger flights due to the pandemic, there has been a general collapse in air cargo activity.
On the other hand, the facilities that will be most clearly affected are mainly regional airports. Under normal conditions, airports with the highest risk of insolvency have a turnover of EUR 12.4 billion and employ 277,000 people.