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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 Fragmented legacy systems, outdated industry standards, and manual (even paper-based!)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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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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What's next for real-time personnel tracking and contact tracing in the oil, gas, and mining industries?

What's next for real-time personnel tracking and contact tracing in the oil, gas, and mining industries?

Personnel tracking continues to be a key focus area for Health Safety and Environment (HSE) departments in the oil and gas industry, especially in hazardous environments. Over the last decade, companies invested in real-time personnel solutions using technologies like Ultra-Wideband (UWB) or Wi-Fi based active Radio Frequency Identification (RFID), despite its high CAPEX and OPEX. During the pandemic, countries adopted new contact tracing methodologies using digital Apps and technologies like NFC, GPS, Bluetooth, QR codes, CCTV, mobile-data, and credit cards. Oil, gas, and mining companies can...

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Behind every parcel delivery is an extraordinary story of people, technology, and partnerships

Behind every parcel delivery is an extraordinary story of people, technology, and partnerships

Last year, FedEx Express flew more than 6.5 million parcels, daily, across more than 650 airports in 220+ countries and territories. That's a massive logistical accomplishment that would have been impossible without committed people, cutting-edge technology, and solid partnerships. The complexity behind managing a global network of this scale, comprised of 680+ aircrafts and 4,500 pilots, can't be understated. Each aircraft has specific crew needs, such as the number of crew required to operate a flight and specialized training. Each route also has different crew requirements depending on flig...

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