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64.000 visitors from 125 countries visited ‘Messe München’s ‘transport logistic’ fair from 4th to 07th June 2019. 2.374 exhibitors from 63 countries were represented in ten exhibition halls – Among them: Frankfurt Airport.
The 70 qm booth of Europe’s largest Cargo Airport was lighted up in bright colors. Representatives of Fraport AG, the Air Cargo Community Frankfurt, Cargo Handling International, Expeditors, Cargoworks Europe and LFS - Luftfrachtsicherheit-Service were onsite. The booth attracted many visitors who learned a lot about Frakfurt Airport while enjoying Frankfurt’s regional cuisine.
Amongst other things, the FRA Cargo Team used the fair to present INFr8 at a press conference and a customer event. INFr8 is a product which, for the first time, allows dangerous goods transportations supported by an electronical dangerous goods declaration.
Another highlight of the fair was DVZ’s traditional ‘Red Sofa’, where Max Philipp Conrady, Fraport’s Senior Vice President Cargo, gave an outlook on future development of Cargo at Frankfurt Airport. He also participated in The STAT Times’ panel discussion about ‚Robotics and Automation – Next Level Cargo Handling‘.
On Thursday afternoon, the Air Cargo Community Frankfurt hosted their traditional ‘come together’. The event was well attended and offered all guests the opportunity to network while enjoying a ‘Grüne Sauce Burger’- another regional Frankfurt dish.
Since 2018 Fraport is part of the Smart AirCargo Trailer (SAT) project. SAT is a funding project for automatization and digitization of transports. The project and a model of SAT were featured at a press conference during transport logistic. At the CargoSteps booth, visitors could see the model and learn more about the innovative project during the whole fair.
On Wednesday night, about 100 representatives of the international cargo sector joined Fraport’s dinner event at Schneider Bräuhaus in Munich City, rounding off the day with Bavarian specialties and beer.
Moreover, Fraport was one of the sponsors of the innovative project ‘think-a-thon’, where 30 students - divided into four groups - competed against each other. This year’s topic of the think-a-thon was ‘automated process improvement in the supply chain on the basis of historical and real time data’. The students got informed by the sponsors and inspired by the fair. Besides Fraport, Bosch, DAKOSY and DoKaSch also sponsored the project. Initiator of the think-a-thon was the ‘Medienbüro am Reichstag’ in cooperation with Jettainer. On Thursday, results were presented in a pitch. Winner was the team of Augsburg’s University. Their idea was to optimize the use of loading capacity by using
automatic utilization optimization.
All in all, the fair was a complete success for our airport. We are looking forward to seeing you again in Munich in 2021.