Airline Cargo

Enabling seamless air cargo partner integration and connectivity for efficient and transparent end-to-end operations

Enabling seamless air cargo partner integration and connectivity for efficient and transparent end-to-end operations

Businesses can't operate and triumph on their own. Success is built upon collaboration within a broader stakeholder and partner ecosystem. While many industries have adopted digital technologies to drive deeper collaboration, innovation, efficiency, and business models, the air cargo industry has been remarkably slow to do so. Fragmented legacy systems, outdated industry standards, and manual (even paper-based!) processes permeate air cargo. Within this context, real-time tracking of shipment statuses and service fulfilment reporting is impossible for airlines, ground handlers, and end-custome...

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Blockchain applications in airmail

Blockchain applications in airmail

As the speed of business accelerates due to increased automation and the relentless growth of eCommerce, airmail volumes continue to rise. In our recent "Blockchain and IoT applications in air cargo" guide,we looked at different scenarios where these emerging technologies could play in. In this post, I´d like to dive deeper into blockchain applications in airmail, specifically. In light of increasing airmail volumes and the factors behind them, pressure is on the industry to provide improved tracking transparency, cost and operational efficiency, security, and faster settlement. A tall order i...

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Data and partner integration – the keys to keeping air cargo in the board room

Data and partner integration – the keys to keeping air cargo in the board room

Air cargo witnessed a sudden boom during the pandemic, becoming a revenue lifeline for airlines as they shifted their focus from passenger traffic to cargo. Throughout the IBS Cargo Forum 2021, we touched on many of the new and long-standing challenges and opportunities across the industry, and how to keep air cargo in the boardroom moving forward. During our final session on Wednesday, we explored different topics around "expanding growth in air cargo". I was thrilled to moderate a panel on the topic with Niall van der Vouw from Clive, Markus Flacke from Volga-Dnepr Group, and David Sauv from...

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The technology driving the future of air cargo handling operations

The technology driving the future of air cargo handling operations

In Ashok Rajan's blog wrapping up the 2021 IBS Cargo Forum's first session, he highlighted how increased stakeholder collaboration, innovation, agility, and digitalization are key priorities in air cargo. During the event's third session on Wednesday, we looked at these priorities in more detail with our customer community. While air cargo embarks many stakeholders across the value chain, and digital transformation needs to permeate throughout, cargo operations are the heart and soul of the industry. This is where "the customer promise" is realized through service execution and the physical sh...

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Increased stakeholder collaboration, innovation, agility, and digitalization – key take-outs of the IBS Cargo Forum's opening session

Increased stakeholder collaboration, innovation, agility, and digitalization – key take-outs of the IBS Cargo Forum's opening session

Albeit virtually for the second time since the pandemic, I was pleased to welcome around 250 air cargo specialists from our customer organizations, prospects, and IBS to the 18th edition of IBS Cargo Forum (ICF) on 1st September. I was especially proud to welcome our new customers, DHL and AirBridge Cargo, to join the ICF family that is already 33 members strong. Over the next 4 weeks, the weekly sessions will look at how technology is transforming the air cargo landscape and addressing industry challenges. The ICF embodies the solid and collaborative community that has grown around iCargo. Th...

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