DHL makes volume measurement a matter of seconds World

DHL Trade Fairs & Events is harnessing gaming technology for its logistics services, making time savings and more efficient dimensioning thanks to 3D camera technology.

To facilitate and expedite the dimensioning of all shipments at Messe Frankfurt, DHL is using an innovative volume measurement solution with camera sensors.

DHL has implemented an innovative volume measurement solution called MetriX Freight which

works with camera sensors of a renowned game consoles manufacturer using 3D camera technology. The technology has been adapted for this specific purpose by the start-up Metrilus in co-ordination with DHL Trend Research and DHL Trade Fairs & Events.

“Prior to the implementation of MetriX Freight within the Cargo Center at Messe Frankfurt all exhibition pieces and freight goods had to be measured manually. Both volume and weight are crucial to our customers as they define the calculated rate. Our new digital dimensioning solution significantly improves precision and enables up to six times faster handling of all shipments,” said Vincenco Scrudato, managing director, DHL Trade Fairs & Events.

Depending on the size, up to three employees had been involved in measuring and documenting a single piece of freight in terms of its height, width and length. Having approximately 750 to 1,600 pieces of freight per night made this process very time consuming. Thanks to the new digital solution this process now runs almost automatically. For instance, following
the dismantling process at the end of a fair, all freight pieces are ready to ship within less than 24 hours.

DHL is the official logistics partner of Messe Frankfurt. The specialists for fair and event logistics from the division DHL Trade Fairs & Events as part of DHL Freight are responsible for all logistics services at the exhibition grounds.

Tom Hall

Editor, Exhibition World