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Digitalisation a reality for small and large logistics providers thought leader tells forwarders at WACO EGM


WACO EGM keynote speaker, Lars Jensen, told attendees that digitalisation is no longer experimental, and industry players are reaping the rewards

London, UK, Monday 11th November, 2019 – Digitalisation has moved beyond the experimentation phase and is now delivering real results to logistics companies who have embraced it, Lars Jensen, founder of SeaIntelligence Consulting, told delegates at WACO’s Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM) in Bangkok, Thailand.

“Digital and IT tools that deliver digitalisation solutions have reached maturity and are being put to use by small and large logistics players,” said Jensen.

“Forwarders now need to start looking at the tools that are available to them and make informed decisions on which tools to use for targeted enhancements to their business processes.”

WACO organises two annual events for members, and this is Jensen’s second appearance this year as keynote speaker.

“Freight forwarders should now be asking themselves the questions; what digital tools work, what features do I need in these tools, and how is this going to change the way I need to do business?” said Jensen.

“It’s time to take the conversation away from buzzwords and technicalities and talk about how digitalisation can work for your business, and what results digitalisation will deliver.”

Earlier this year Jensen told delegates that now was the time to embrace digitalisation or get left behind, at WACO’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Limassol, Cyprus.

This year’s EGM hosted 97 delegates who took part in over 1,300 bilateral meetings.

“The WACO EGM and AGM give members valuable opportunities to grow their business, through networking at bilateral meetings, and insights into the latest trends at talks and workshops by industry thought leaders,” said Richard Charles, Chief Executive Officer (CEO), WACO.

“As global political instability continues to impact trade, it is now even more important that independent freight forwarders take full advantage of the benefits digitalisation has to offer.”

Digitisation and digitalisation sound similar but are used to describe different processes.

Digitisation is the process of turning analogue information into digital information, for example using Electronic Air Waybills (eAWB) instead of paper Air Waybills (AWB).

Digitalisation tools and systems use the data created through digitisation to provide insights and enhancements to business processes.

Jensen has a career spanning 18 years in the shipping industry and since 2011, Jensen has acted as an independent strategic analyst, advisor, and thought leader in the container shipping industry.

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About WACO

Founded in 1973, WACO is the world’s foremost independent global freight management and logistics organisation.

WACO has a community of 120 members in 116 countries with a combined network of more than 400 locations, employing over 21,000 freight professionals who handle over 1.85 million shipments each year including one million tons of airfreight.

The exclusive network has a combined annual turnover of USD four billion.

The company is an Association owned by its members with its Corporate Head Office in Zurich, Switzerland, and operational management in London, UK.

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Digitalisation a reality for small and large logistics providers thought leader tells forwarders at WACO EGM

WACO EGM keynote speaker, Lars Jensen, told attendees that digitalisation is no longer experimental, and industry players are reaping the rewards

London, UK, Monday 11th November, 2019 – Digitalisation has moved beyond the experimentation phase and is now delivering real results to logistics companies who have embraced it, Lars Jensen, founder of SeaIntelligence Consulting, told delegates at WACO’s Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM) in Bangkok, Thailand.

“Digital and IT tools that deliver digitalisation solutions have reached maturity and are being put to use by small and large logistics players,” said Jensen.

“Forwarders now need to start looking at the tools that are available to them and make informed decisions on which tools to use for targeted enhancements to their business processes.”

WACO organises two annual events for members, and this is Jensen’s second appearance this year as keynote speaker.

“Freight forwarders should now be asking themselves the questions; what digital tools work, what features do I need in these tools, and how is this going to change the way I need to do business?” said Jensen.

“It’s time to take the conversation away from buzzwords and technicalities and talk about how digitalisation can work for your business, and what results digitalisation will deliver.”

Earlier this year Jensen told delegates that now was the time to embrace digitalisation or get left behind, at WACO’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Limassol, Cyprus.

This year’s EGM hosted 97 delegates who took part in over 1,300 bilateral meetings.

“The WACO EGM and AGM give members valuable opportunities to grow their business, through networking at bilateral meetings, and insights into the latest trends at talks and workshops by industry thought leaders,” said Richard Charles, Chief Executive Officer (CEO), WACO.

“As global political instability continues to impact trade, it is now even more important that independent freight forwarders take full advantage of the benefits digitalisation has to offer.”

Digitisation and digitalisation sound similar but are used to describe different processes.

Digitisation is the process of turning analogue information into digital information, for example using Electronic Air Waybills (eAWB)s instead of paper Air Waybills (AWB)s.

Digitalisation tools and systems use the data created through digitisation to provide insights and enhancements to business processes.

Jensen has a career spanning 18 years in the shipping industry and since 2011, Jensen has acted as an independent strategic analyst, advisor, and thought leader in the container shipping industry.

Ends

About WACO

Founded in 1973, WACO is the world’s foremost independent global freight management and logistics organisation.

WACO has a community of 120 members in 116 countries with a combined network of more than 400 locations, employing over 21,000 freight professionals who handle over 1.85 million shipments each year including one million tons of airfreight.

The exclusive network has a combined annual turnover of USD four billion.

The company is an Association owned by its members with its Corporate Head Office in Zurich, Switzerland, and operational management in London, UK.

More at waco-system.com

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The objective of SESAR is to modernise European ATM by defining, developing and delivering new or improved technologies and procedures (SESAR Solutions).

SESAR’s vision builds on the notion of trajectory-based operations’ and relies on the provision of air navigation services (ANS) in support of the execution of the business or mission trajectory — meaning that aircraft can fly their preferred trajectories without being constrained by airspace configurations.

SESAR Deployment Manager

The SESAR Deployment Manager (SDM) function is defined by the Article 9 of Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) N°409/2013. Under the oversight of the European Commission, the SDM function consists of the synchronisation and the coordination of the deployment of the Common Projects. A Common Project is a Commission Implementing Regulation which mandates the implementation of the most essential operational changes in the European ATM Master Plan by the Member States of the European Union and their operational stakeholders. The first Common Project is known as the Pilot Common Project (PCP) and is defined by the Regulation (EU) N°716/2014. The SDM synchronises and coordinates implementation against the SESAR Deployment Programme which is a project view of the Common Projects organizing their implementation into optimum sequences of activities by all the stakeholders required to implement. To develop and maintain the SESAR Deployment Programme in close consultation with all the stakeholders is another important task under the SDM function.