Carlsbad, California, October 27, 2009 – FreightScan, LLC, a leader in the development and deployment of innovative technology solutions for the freight and logistics industry, announced it has completed the installation of two FS100 automated cargo dimensioning systems at DHL Aviation Americas in Miami, Florida. Following several days of installing and training, the automated systems are now fully operational by the DHL staff, which is scanning 100 percent of its shipments with the FS100.
DHL signed a contract with FreightScan in December 2008 that called for installations of the FS100 at the Miami International Airport (MIA) in the second quarter of 2009, and several others in various locations dependent upon the performance of the first installation. The first FS100 was installed at the Miami facility in May 2009, and a second system was installed in June 2009.
“Our team is very pleased to have our first FreightScan FS100 automated dimming systems in place and operational," said Reiner Wolfs, Vice President of Aviation Operations for DHL. “We are finding that by implementing the sophisticated FS100 dimensioning system, we are able to capture the actual volumes of our shipments with increased efficiency and accuracy, and more precisely determine any discrepancies in weight or volume at the time the cargo is tendered at our facilities. We are seeing numerous benefits from the FS100, which is streamlining our process of collecting dimensional weight and giving us better information for our customers."
DHL has notified its customers that the new automated dimensioning systems are in place and that they will have the benefit of more accurate data and a back-up record for every shipment, including dimensions, dimensional weight, scale weight, a scan image and photo. The FS100 units were integrated directly with DHL's scale so that gross weight information automatically becomes a part of the back-up record.
"The FreightScan systems were installed very quickly, and the training period went very smoothly," said Marines Sibilla, Aviation Station Manager, Miami International Airport for DHL. "There was no disruption in the workflow at DHL as the FS100s mount directly over a scale in our acceptance area to capture dims at the same time the shipment is being weighed, providing superior data capture at a faster pace. Our staff finds the system easy to operate, and the reaction from the warehouse agents on the floor through to management is very positive.”
“DHL has been an ideal customer," said André Johnson, CEO of FreightScan. “Its entire team is dedicated to improving customer service and warehouse efficiencies. The leadership is committed to exploring how innovative new technologies can bring increased performance to each facility, and it has been a tremendous experience to work with them on these installations. The DHL Miami facility is a great example of how the FS100 system can be effortlessly woven into the existing acceptance process to deliver substantial value to cargo operations. We look forward to an ongoing relationship with DHL."
DHL is the global market leader of the international express and logistics industry, specializing in providing innovative and customized solutions from a single source.
DHL offers expertise in express, air and ocean freight, overland transport, contract logistic solutions as well as international mail services, combined with worldwide coverage and an in-depth understanding of local markets. DHL's international network links more than 220 countries and territories worldwide. Some 300,000 employees are dedicated to providing fast and reliable services that exceed customers' expectations. DHL is a Deutsche Post World Net brand. The group generated revenues of more than 63 bn euros in 2007.
FreightScan, LLC is a leader in the development and deployment of innovative technology solutions for the freight and logistics industry. Its groundbreaking automated dimensioning systems include the FreightScan FS100, an overhead scanner, and the FL1000, the world’s first forklift-mounted scanner.
Utilizing revolutionary D.I.M.M. Tech™ (Defined Imaging and Multiple Measurement Technology), the FS100 and FL1000 have the capability to scan cargo in all configurations within seconds, providing companies with the ability to maximize warehouse resources, establish accurate billings and significantly improve revenues and profit performance. FreightScan has also recently introduced CargoVizion™, a cargo screening system that provides non-radiation technology for detecting and locating potential threat objects and materials. Logistics industry segments it serves include air freight, ground freight, rail freight, sea freight, multimodal transportation and container logistics. For more information, please visit: www.freightscancargo.com.