Coral Gables, Florida, USA, [February 21, 2022]: Air Cargo Belgium (ACB) has implemented PayCargo to collect membership and event delegate fees online from its 155 members.
The PayCargo solution will provide ACB members with cost-effective payment options, rapid movement of funds, heightened transparency, and improved security.
“Across the globe, take up of digitalization is rapidly accelerating, and by supporting ACB with our tailored platform, we are helping them help their members to adopt a solution that is dynamic and can evolve with their industry demands,” said Christian Dornhaus, Managing Director, Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA), PayCargo.
As a next step, ACB members will have the option to use PayCargo for their financial transactions within the community once the planned integration to ACB’s BRUcloud BEEhive applications has been implemented.
The PayCargo solution is part of the ongoing digitalization drive across Brussels Airport, which has seen an expansion of its Air Cargo Community capabilities and increased collaboration amongst industry stakeholders.
“It is our duty to make business operations better for our members and the entire air cargo community across all levels, from finances to human resources, and we have found that PayCargo mirrors this ethos which is why we have developed this digital solution with them,” said David Bellon, Chairman, ACB.
“PayCargo’s solution is fast, easy to use, and guarantees payment for the recipient, which fits the ACB strategy to offer digital solutions to our air cargo community.”
PayCargo has been instrumental in supporting airport ecosystems globally and driving digitization, including working with Kale and Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport to integrate payments in the USA’s first airport cargo community system.
Earlier this year, PayCargo launched a similar service for Air Cargo Netherlands and developed a payment solution for International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations (FIATA) members that improved financial capabilities for both organizations and provided easier payment options for members.
“We have seen that the PayCargo payment solution and further offerings have been very successful in other parts of the world and, in view of the digital transformation we are experiencing in the industry right now, this was a perfect fit for our community,” said Geert Keirens, Director, ACB.
ACB hosts regular events that bring together members and delegates from across the air cargo community, as well as representing BRUCargo at international fairs.
The Association works across three clusters including airlines, forwarders, and ground handlers and has nine steering groups, covering digitisation, operational excellence, Customs, pharma, fresh, AVI, e-Commerce, innovation and sustainability, and HR and training. ACB also supports innovative projects such as digitisation, including data sharing platform BRUcloud, Stargate, and the BRUcure Taskforce, provides weekly news updates and community communication, lobbies and represents the air cargo industry and facilitates training, working with the Aviato Academy.
PayCargo recently expanded its European team with the appointment of Christian Dornhaus as Managing Director EMEA, as well as receiving a Series B investment of USD125m, which will fuel regional expansion, digital payment tools, and services for platform users.
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Air Cargo Belgium is the airfreight community organisation at Brussels Airport. We strive to make BRUcargo the most attractive, efficient, innovative, and successful logistical platform.
On behalf of airlines, handlers, forwarders, the airport authority, and other stakeholders, we set out strategic and ambitious goals for the development of air cargo.
We put in place procedures for improved operations, take the lead in projects and we get in contact with all stakeholders and government agencies to address topics of common interest.
We do this by a strong community cooperation and approach.
At all times, our goals and objectives are in the interest of the air cargo community as a group and to the overall benefit of our industry.
Air Cargo Belgium has its offices at BRUcargo, the dedicated cargo area of Brussels Airport. You can find us in building 706.
For more information visit aircargobelgium.be