Airmail – Challenges to Airlines

In today's world where the buzz word is digital, would one imagine receiving messages, notes, letters and anything written or published through postal mail? Well, the answer is a big YES. In the world of emails and instant messenger apps, letters are still written and posted, not online – but through post offices. Even today in many parts of the world, the good old pen pals are exchanging letters with their friends so far away, where meeting face to face might not be an easy option. Besides bringing in a personal touch, it also keeps a big service behind it running - the service provided by th...
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Cargo Can't Talk (Or Can They?)

"Beep..."  RKN1212ZZ wakes up with a start. "...HQSAL001 calling coolcontainer" - the message comes through loud and clear. RKN1212ZZ responds "coolcontainer ready and receiving, state your command". Pat comes the reply "coolcontainer status report?"A pause, RKN1212ZZ checks her bearings - she'd made the long 10 hour intercontinental flight and had just checked in to the cool and secure confines of the special cargo facility. "Temperature at 10o Celsius, within tolerance of 8o to 12o Celsius; Battery 60%; GPS indicates position within acceptable variance of planned itinerar...
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Guest — Archie D'Souza
You really brought cargo to life. I've been an airfreight professional for 34 years and have written a great deal and also love to... Read More
Friday, 24 April 2020 01:42
Guest — Harinath Vobblisetty
Radhesh. A very well timed and fabulously articulated the power of integrations and investments into next steps of self managemen... Read More
Sunday, 26 April 2020 10:35

API based air cargo ecosystem in the future

At a simple level, an API is a set of programming instructions and standards for accessing a web-based software application or tool. They are the sets of requirements that govern how one application can talk to another. APIs in turn are modern day equivalents of real time chat applications like snapchat, WhatsApp and so on - systems that are connected in real time with near zero delay between request and response. For instance, a travel company develops and makes available an API so that other travel companies can send information requests to its systems, and of course receive the replies, usu...
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Guest — Salil Pillai
Nicely articulated! Well done Radhesh!
Thursday, 28 March 2019 09:07
Guest — Sunil Gopalakrishnan
Air cargo industry has been pretty slow in the automation process as compared to the passenger side of the business. As you right... Read More
Friday, 29 March 2019 06:54

IBS Cargo Forum explores innovative value delivery through partnerships

When it comes to innovation, our heroes are those who can do more with less by Author The air cargo business is one of great opportunity in today's world, but it is not easy to figure out the nuances. As a crucial driver of the world economy, the sector should expect demand to be intensely growing every year, but the yield isn't showing such a strong trend in reality. This puts pressure on pricing as well as product to enable a significant distinction from the generic supply (stemming from ever increasing passenger aircraft bellies) that eats into the growing demand. The good news is that air ...
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Standardization: Enablers and obstacles in air cargo partnerships

In order to unlock its full potential in terms of service delivery quality and diversity of product portfolio, there is an urgent need to recast the air cargo fulfillment model on the basis of connected, open architecture digital platforms that enable seamless, real time communication between supply chain partners. by Author Read more: Recap - Partnering for collaboration to strengthen value delivery through air cargo  A key consideration from the above dictum is that all partners in the supply chain have to be integrated on a common platform such that they can "speak one common lang...
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