There are several technology-related themes running through this issue of CAAS that point to a convergence of factors that are bringing air freight towards a significantly different – and better – place, in terms of visibility, connectedness, productivity and overall efficiency.
As highlighted in the Delta Cargo interview, for example, there are several new initiatives involving the automated tracking of ULDs or shipments, using either GPS, RFID, or Bluetooth technology, that have either been launched, are being rolled out this year, or that are in promising phases of trials.
Meanwhile, as discussed in the ‘IT in the warehouse’ article, the data collected from early trials using these kinds of technologies has become far easier for all parties to store and analyse, via new internet-linked, cloud-based options.
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After the storm
The cargo handling crisis at the end of last year has changed attitudes among Frankfurt Airport’s cargo community and presents an opportunity for significant process change, writes Will Waters &n...Read More
India pushes forward
The country’s air freight infrastructure and processes remain inefficient by international standards, although dwell times are improving thanks to various government and private initiatives, rep...Read More
Oslo’s freighter boom
Cargo volumes soared 36% in 2017 at Norway’s main airport and the number of all-cargo operators has gone from two to 10 in under two years. But its predominantly seafood export customers face rising...Read More
A big year
Finnair Cargo’s new Helsinki hub facility went into full operation in January and is already bringing benefits. But its new IT environment requires high data quality, an area where many in the secto...Read More
Delta Cargo’s multi-year ‘transformation programme’ has brought many changes, and the opening last August of the carrier’s Cargo Control Centre has been key, vice president Shawn Cole tells Wi...Read More
Changi’s freight renaissance
After a decade of stagnation, Singapore’s air freight traffic has revived, in part thanks to intelligent airport governance and investment, Mike King reports While Singapore’s Changi Airpor...Read More
Optimising the end-to-end journey
Leading air freight executives from across the sector identify recent progress, opportunities and priorities for further streamlining the air logistics chain. Will Waters reports One of the highlig...Read More
Several top air freight forwarders are now rolling out end-to-end digital offerings, as they bid to meet the needs of SME shippers – and see off the threat from digitally driven ‘disruptors’, re...Read More
New monitoring and tracking technology combined with machine learning and analytics will bring unexpected cost advantages to air cargo handlers, as early trials are already demonstrating, Hermes’ ne...Read More