Reducing Personal Interactions in Air Cargo with Automation

The air cargo industry has provided the world with medical, safety, and other necessary supplies throughout the COVID-19 crisis, despite reduced capacities. This has accelerated an industry-wide need for updated cargo technologies. Today, air cargo companies have an opportunity to integrate and automate a range of functions—from the forwarder, to GHAs, to airports, carriers, and beyond.

Rethinking Cargo Technology

  • Mobile scanning for single, real-time data capture and contactless point-to-point processing

  • Online portals for contactless AWB data capture, pre-checks, security clearances, and payments

  • Reduced queues and staff contact with airport self-service kiosks

  • Digitalization of AWBs and other traditionally paper-based documents

  • Automated warehouse operations with RF barcode scanning technologies

Must-Have Technologies

  • Integration with systems and devices, such as Customs EDI, weigh scales, ETVs, and others

  • Centralized deployment for facilities across airports with configuration and data insulation

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

  • Compliance with industry standards and initiatives, including IATA, e-Freight, and CargoIQ