Air Cargo Software Tracks Status and Location of Individual Cargo Pieces

This solution meets the demand for more supply chain visibility in commercial shipping, which has remained one of the biggest challenges faced by cargo providers today.

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Unisys Corporation released what is said to be the first-of-its-kind air cargo software that enables airlines to track the status and location of each piece of a shipment throughout the journey, providing visibility to freight forwarders.

“With the growth of e-commerce and the increased quantities of special cargo flown, online retailers and shoppers want to know where their individual cargo pieces are at all points of the supply chain, starting with the freight forwarder and continuing all the way through to when it is delivered to the consignee, as opposed to just the larger shipment of which the individual pieces are a part,” says Rodney Melton, senior director, industry and client management, Unisys. “This new capability is also critical to suppliers that need information at an individual piece level for more effective planning and storage, as well as for improved visibility so that they can take the appropriate actions to ensure compliance with local customs and regulations. This is especially critical for high-priority and/or perishable cargo such as pharmaceuticals, live animals and food.”

From Unisys:

  • Integrated with the Unisys Cargo Core application, the new “piece-level tracking” functionality enables airlines to accelerate the operational efficiency of cargo shipments.
  • This solution meets the demand for more supply chain visibility in commercial shipping, which has remained one of the biggest challenges faced by cargo providers today.