Digital Logistics Corridor

What is a Digital Logistics Corridor?

Digital Logistics Corridor is the articulation of an origin-to-destination shipment related to transportation, information flows, communications and business practices in digital format. In the case of logistics activity, it is used to indicate that the documentation linked to a shipment of goods is done digitally, in a digital ecosystem where the different actors involved in the chain of transport and document management related to the transport of goods are brought together electronically.

Characteristics and benefits of the implementation of a Digital Logistics Corridor

  1. Coordination of all stakeholders
  2. Centralized communication between all the agents involved in real time
  3. Complete visibility and traceability of documentation
  4. Document security through Blockchain technology providing immutability, decentralization, traceability and transparency.
  5. Real-time transport time tracking
  6. Reduced operating costs
  7. Agility and efficiency in merchandise shipment times
  8. Sustainability: elimination of paper use and physical travel

Phases for the implementation of a digital logistics corridor

Digital Air Corridor

Usyncro created the first digital air corridor using this collaborative platform, following the IATA One Record standard. It took place in May 2022 between Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas airport and Carrasco airport in Montevideo, incorporating Blockchain technology and IATA’s One Record standard defining a common model for shared data.

Up to 12 players were involved in this first digital air corridor, with DB Schenker as the freight forwarder and Air Europa Cargo as the carrier. The Usyncro collaborative platform provided Blockchain technology to share documentation linked to the goods, incorporating the criteria of immutability, transparency and security in the shared documentation. This initiative was made possible thanks to the coordination of MADCargo Lab, the air cargo analysis and study area of Foro MadCargo.

Managed documents

  • Packing List
  • Commercial invoice
  • Secure Cargo Document
  • AWB – Air Waybill
  • Certificate of receipt
  • DUA
  • MRN
  • Levante Document
  • Images of the load
  • Certificate of Arrival
  • Dispatch at destination

Stakeholders involved in the Digital Air Corridor

Exporter

Forwarder

Opening of the file – invitation to other stakeholders

Chamber of Commerce

Manages the Certificate of Origin

Transportation

1st mile operator from origin

Customs authority of origin

Warehouse of origin

Long distance transportation company

Destination warehouse

Destination freight forwarder

Customs authority at destination

Transportation

Last Mile Operator (DUM) at destination

Importer

The Air Corridor with Montevideo was the first step in a more ambitious project, which is the digitalization of this process of international shipments with the rest of Latin America. To this end, Usyncro, MADcargo Lab and ALACAT, the Federation of National Associations of Freight Forwarders and International Logistics Operators of Latin America and the Caribbean, are already at work.

The supranational scope of this Digital Air Corridor incorporates actors such as the city of Madrid itself and the Madrid Global Logistics Hub initiative.

Digital Corridor

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