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 […]
  • Randy Woods
  • September 4, 2018

Nepal Airlines chooses Unilode for ULD service on new A330-200s

Nepal Airlines has signed a five-year agreement with Unilode Aviation Solutions for the supply and management of unit load devices (ULDs) for its two new A330-200 aircraft. The airline said it chose Unilode, in part, due to its ability to pool airlines’ ULDs together, “based on their respective monthly stock allocation,”  which the company describes […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • August 27, 2018

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 […]
  • Randy Woods
  • July 26, 2018

SkyCell, DuPont partner to improve perishables transportation

Today, Zurich-based cool-chain container firm, SkyCell, and logistics services company DuPont Safety & Construction are entering an alliance to share data and market knowledge in the transportation of perishables. Richard Ettl, CEO of SkyCell, said the company is interested in utilizing DuPont’s innovative cargo covers, especially its Tyvek Cargo Covers, which protect pharmaceutical products from […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • July 12, 2018

75th Anniversary Snapshot: Thinking inside the ‘Bunyan Box’

  Now that it’s July, when Americans are celebrating their independence, it seems fitting to spotlight a 60-year-old American innovation that changed the way the industry protected its precious cargo. Searching for a way to ensure that perishable airfreight could be quickly loaded and unloaded from cargo holds, while still protecting it from spoilage and […]
  • Randy Woods
  • July 9, 2018

CSafe Global receives FAA approval for RAP ULD container, set to launch in 2018

Long-ignored by many in the air cargo industry, ULD’s are getting their time in the sun in the form of investment as the industry revisits the cargo storage devices’ utility in transporting high-value goods. CSafe Global’s RAP ULD container is the latest to gain FAA approval, in response to what the ULD manufacturer called, “increasing […]
  • Lewis King
  • November 30, 2017

Silk Way West to operate with ACL Airshop’s ULD tracking tech

After less than one month on the market, ACL Airshop’s real-time Bluetooth-enabled ULD tracking technology is already translating into more cargo business, as carriers take steps to eliminate so-called “black spots” from the airfreight supply chain. “Improved ULD logistics has become one of our strategic focuses, as it directly contributes to the bottom line, while […]
  • Lewis King
  • October 24, 2017

Growing global economy expected to be a boon for ULD market

When the air cargo industry is booming, as it is now, the good times can be felt in many areas of the supply chain – the airfreight container business is no different, according to a recent report’s conclusion the unit load device (ULD) business should grow by a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 4.3 […]
  • Randy Woods
  • October 10, 2017

DuPont goes green with recycling program for cargo covers

DuPont Protection Solutions announced a new, complimentary recycling program for its Tyvek cargo covers, in a response to shipper requests for an environmentally responsible way to dispose of the covers. The Tyvek cargo covers act as thermal shields, maintaining internal temperature of cargo by reflecting solar heat in high temperatures and acting as a barrier […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • September 25, 2017

DoKaSch Opticooler now available on China Airlines network

Germany-based container manufacturer DoKaSch Temperature Solutions recently partnered with China Airlines to expands its global network and lease Opticooler temperature-controlled ULDs to customer in the carrier's network. Opticooler is designed for "extremely temperature-sensitive air cargo shipments,” said China Airlines in a statement. “In this strongly competitive market, it is key that we offer our shared […]
  • Randy Woods
  • September 21, 2017

Bluetooth tracking tech goes live across ACL Airshop’s 200-plus airline network [VIDEO]

BUDAPEST — A strategic alliance inked by ACL Airshop and New Zealand-based Core Transport Technologies to deploy tracking devices across ACL’s 200-plus airline network marks the debut of automated Bluetooth-enabled ULD tracking for the airfreight industry, addressing the chronic problem of lost, missing or underutilized ULDs. “This is the first real partnership between a technology […]
  • Lewis King
  • September 20, 2017

Jettainer completes ULD portfolio with ‘Cool Management’ service [VIDEO]

BUDAPEST -- ULD management company Jettainer is expanding its temperature-sensitive transport presence, launching a temperature-controlled ULD service that, head of marketing and PR Martin Kraemer said, addressed a “gap in the management of complete ULD fleets.” The announcement was made earlier today at the Air Cargo Handling Conference, held here at the Corinthia Hotel. The […]
  • Lewis King
  • September 19, 2017

Qatar Cargo to offer DoKaSch Opticooler containers for pharma

Qatar Airways Cargo customers will soon be able to transport temperature-sensitive and climate-controlled shipments in DoKaSch Temperature Solutions containers. As per the terms of the agreement, customers will be able to lease DoKaSch’s RKN and RAP Opticooler containers from Qatar Airways Cargo’s stations around the world. Qatar Airways’ chief cargo officer, Ulrich Ogiermann, explained that […]
  • Lewis King
  • August 23, 2017

Jettainer expands ULD lease options for flying stables

For those wishing to see horses fly on short notice, Lufthansa Cargo-subsidiary Jettainer is making equine transport boxes available with quick-lease options to meet growing demand for the specialized ULDs, the company announced. “We’re noticing a huge demand for flying horse boxes and can now offer our customers flexible leasing concepts that are even better […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • August 18, 2017
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