IAG Cargo partners with Cargo Signal for cargo tracking

IAG Cargo is offering a new cargo tracking service through a partnership with Cargo Signal, the sensor-based logistics service provider subsidiary of Seattle-based forwarder Expeditors. IAG Cargo’s cargo tracking service offers three levels – Visibility, Quality, and Service & Quality – all of which include sensor-based tracking and shipment visibility using web and mobile applications. […]

Pilot food transport study reveals greater need for cool-chain transparency

A recent pilot study tracking the quality of temperature-sensitive food on a long-haul flight found that 40% of food transported around the world — via air, ocean and land — requires refrigeration and 20% of food loss is caused by a breakdown in the cool chain, according to officials for food waste tracking app Too Good To Go, which identifies users who can buy leftover food from retailers.  The […]

TIACA, Magaya Corp. announce IT partnership

The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA) and logistics software provider Magaya Corp. have partnered together to make Magaya software available to TIACA members. Magaya’s software offers inventory visibility, online tracking, air waybills, bill of lading templates, international shipping documentation and other features for freight forwarders, importers and exporters, and warehouse and distribution centers. The new […]

PSA, SATS sign MOU to enhance sea-air connectivity in Singapore

In an effort to encourage closer cooperation between air and ocean modes, port operator PSA International Pte Ltd. and ground handler SATS Ltd. signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) today to provide cargo shippers and logistics service providers with better connectivity in the bustling hub of Singapore. The MOU was facilitated by the government agency […]

CNS 2019: Unilode rolling out tracking tags to collect real-time ULD data

MIAMI – In an ongoing project to make unit load devices (ULDs) more useful for the track-and-trace demands of e-commerce, Don Jacobs, chief commercial officer and managing director for Unilode’s Americas segment, said yesterday at the CNS Partnership Conference that it has begun rolling out a new Bluetooth-equipped tag to provide real-time data to mobile […]

Kerry Logistics adopts smart sensors throughout supply chain

Hong Kong-based Kerry Logistics is upping its digitalization game with the introduction of smart sensors compatible for cargo across all modes of transportation that provide real-time data on location, temperature, pressure, tilt, shock and humidity to stakeholders across the supply chain. Through customizable alerts or via the company’s “KerrierVISION” visibility portal, both consignees and shippers […]

IATA Air Cargo Innovation Award finalists focus on ULD tech

For the third year, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) has released the names of three finalists for the organization’s Air Cargo Innovation Awards. This time, all three focus on the same piece of equipment in the supply chain: the ubiquitous unit load device (ULD). IATA’s judges winnowed down the short list of finalists from […]

China Airlines’ ramp operations for ULDs go paperless

In an effort to reduce its reliance on paper-based system and improve efficiency, China Airlines told Air Cargo World today that it has completed testing of its Mobile Ramp Project, which involves the use of handheld digital devices that can scan and track each ULD as they are loaded. The Taiwan-based carrier has been using […]

Liège Airport adopts Nallian cloud platform

Under a new partnership between Liège Airport (LGG) and Belgium-based Nallian, LGG will adopt Nallian’s Air Cargo suite, which will allow stakeholders at LGG to operate in an integrated way through data sharing on a secure cloud platform. Liège will start off by utilizing slot booking, export VAT recovery, freight consolidation, e-commerce declaration, cargo performance […]

Cathay Pacific, Unilode complete test of new ULD system

Swiss Unit load device (ULD) supplier Unilode and customer Cathay Pacific completed the latest in a series of low-energy  Bluetooth-enabled data track-and-trace  trials, for ULDs onboard  Cathay flights between Hong Kong and Melbourne. The completion of the trial marks the “world’s first deployment of Bluetooth low energy version 5 technology,” which uses considerably less power […]

Keeping Track & Trace: High-tech tools bring supply-chain transparency

For cargo shipments, it may seem like keeping track of them in real time or tracing their journey, back to their origins, would be a simple proposition. We’ve had radio-frequency identification (RFID) and global positioning satellite (GPS) technology for decades, yet the tiny space within the fuselage of a freighter or the apron of a […]

Keeping Track & Trace: Technology types

The existence of several types of wireless track-and-trace systems suggests that there is no one-size-fits-all solution to locating global air cargo shipments. While the science behind how they work can get technical very quickly, here is a quick guide to the most common tech on the market – or will soon be emerging: Radio frequency […]

Cathay concludes real-time tracking test with Unilode, OnAsset

After working with unit load device (ULD) management firm Unilode Aviation Solutions and supply china data management company OnAsset Intelligence, Hong-Kong-based carrier Cathay Pacific said it has completed a field test of a ULD track-and-trace system that supplies data to customers in real time. Powered by Bluetooth low-energy (BLE) beacons, the ULD system was tested […]
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