Chile’s UASL chooses Hermes cargo management system

Chile-based ground handling agent UASL has chosen Hermes Logistics Technologies (HLT) to provide a new cargo management system at Comodoro Arturo Merino Benítez International Airport (SCL). 

Hermes 5 (H5), the new version of Hermes’ Cargo Management System (CMS) and Hub Management System (HMS) applications, is planned to be implemented at SCL in 2018.

“The H5 implementation at UASL is a full Software as a Service (SaaS) implementation where UASL will benefit from a fast Cloud H5 deployment that could see the system live as early as the third quarter of 2018,” said Yuval Baruch, chief executive of HLT.

Part of the Ultramar Group, UASL is a sister company of local cargo handling warehouses Depocargo (import) and Teisa (export).

Baruch added: “Once H5 is implemented at SCL, UASL will have its own, fully integrated management tool that will interface with its local community and customers, allowing for smarter process flows, messaging compliance and more control over key areas such as Customs, service management and revenue accounting.

“We are delighted to have been selected by Chile’s leading logistics group, marking HLT’s further expansion into the South American market and look forward to support UASL’s and Ultramar’s expansion plans.”

Christian Cood, chief executive of UASL, said: “As an important ground handling supplier in Chile, we implement solutions to comply with the quality standards for operations required by our clients.

“After evaluating different options available in the market, we found in Hermes Logistics Technologies a world class supplier, with the experience we were looking for in the airfreight industry. We trust that this partnership with Hermes will be long-term.”

Earlier this year, Hermes commenced the global roll-out of H5 in Vietnam, at ALS Cargo Terminal’s operation at Hanoi’s Noi Bai International Airport.