Slot Booking App

Slot Booking App

Davide Scatorchia from Air Cargo Belgium explains the benefits of Slot Booking App.

What is Slot Booking App?

Slot Booking Application is a web application that facilitates the operations of freight delivery and pick-up in an airport. Some of the app main features are:

  • Definition a central window to book a time slot for freight delivery or pick up.
  • The request of single or recurrent timeslots for Bookers (freight forwarders).
  • Availability of timeslots for different cargo types from suppliers (ground handlers).

Why should we use Slot Booking App?

The main reasons for the implementation of the Slot booking app, are:

For tower controllers

  • Get insights on the performance
  • Get insights on the occupation of the cargo zone

For bookers

  • Reduce waiting times
  • Facilitate booking process and follow-up
  • Get insights on performances

For suppliers

  • Update personnel planning based on workload
  • Eliminate peak and idle times
  • Get insights on performances

What are Slot Booking App results?

Partners see the added value of the Slot Booking Application. Project partners handle 85% of BRUcargo freight and 50% of all BRUcargo freight is handled via Slot Booking App.

Current findings indicate an average waiting time decreased 40-45 minutes per slot, meaning savings between 60 to 80 dollars per delivery.

What is the future of Slot Booking App?

Future activities related to promotion include new boarding moments for freight forwarders and ground handlers. Testimonials with new users will create more awareness and help share their experience with the app. Giving demos to other partners will gather more data to get better insights. Two companies will deliver a pilot for the testing phase for trucking companies.  Moreover, sharing information and supporting London Heathrow with Slot Booking will help to roll out the app.

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Clusters 2.0 project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 723265

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