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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 Fragmented legacy systems, outdated industry standards, and manual (even paper-based!)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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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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How American Airlines is set to maximize growing air cargo opportunities

How American Airlines is set to maximize growing air cargo opportunities
Implementing mission-critical software for one of the largest airlines in the world is both an opportunity and a challenge. The complexity and sheer size of a carrier like American Airlines make any project exciting and intricate at the same time. When we teamed up for the iCargo implementation a couple of years ago, we knew that we had a significant undertaking ahead of us! Working hand in hand with American Airlines, we were able to free our customer from the 91 disparate cargo systems they had relied on to date for their business. Now, American Airlines ´cargo business runs on a single, end...
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Cargo Can't Talk (Or Can They?)

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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API based air cargo ecosystem in the future

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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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