Increased Revenue via Special Cargo Handling

Traditionally, demand growth has trailed capacity growth in the air freight industry. Demand has remained low during the COVID-19 crisis except medical, safety, and other essential supplies. Special cargo is an excellent opportunity for air cargo carriers to unbundle their offerings, optimize their load factors, and get higher yields and margins in the context of the emerging economy.

Rethinking Special Cargo Handling

  • Innovations to meet new mobile, datacenter, handheld, or process management requirements

  • Automated document prechecks ensure quality and compliance, mitigate human error risks

  • Mobility tools for real-time data capture of special cargo conditions, documents, and labeling

  • Automated feeds from IoT devices to gain full supply chain transparency

  • RF-barcode scanning technologies that automate key warehouse operations

  • Digital check sheets and smart-sensor integration

Must-Have Technologies

  • Integration with other systems and devices, such as Customs EDI and warehouse equipment

  • Centralized deployments in airport facilities with configuration and data-insulation capabilities

  • EDI/XML messaging and RF barcode-scanner enabled operations and functions

  • GHAs, third-party logistics integrations for process quality and supply-chain transparency

  • Compliance with industry standards such as IATA, e-Freight, e-AWB, cargoIQ, and ONE Record