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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DATA: The driving force fueling next-generation air freight

DATA-The-driving-force-fueling-next-generation-air-freight
Data is ubiquitous. It permeates our personal and professional lives.It helps us understand situations to take decisions, understand past behaviors and predict future ones across as many parameters as you can conceive. As the leading technology provider for air freight and cargo, we know that this industry is ripe for digital transformation. We are sitting on a wealth of information that has not been utilized in its full form yet. I'm talking about data, the raw operational data we have in our databases that can give us insights that we never thought existed. The good news is that technology i...
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Expectations on technology for autonomous cargo delivery

Expectations on technology for autonomous vehicles in cargo
As discussed in the earlier blog post Cargo may hold key to bringing autonomous vehicles to the mainstream any attempt to integrate the last mile delivery on to a technology platform puts two distinct types of demands on the system. One is the introduction of a sufficiently advanced technological module (device/vehicle) that enables the achievement of the goal and the other is to effectively connect this module into the entire system in a manner that makes the exchange of signals and data possible in an efficient manner. IBS Cargo Forum | November 6-8, 2018 | Bangalore, India: C...
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Cargo may hold key to bringing autonomous vehicles to mainstream

Cargo may hold key to bringing autonomous vehicles to mainstream
There are a lot of eager eyes watching the development of autonomous vehicles (or self driving cars, to keep it simple) and betting on how soon they will hit the roads as mainstream – or at least in significant volumes to ensure they are treated as acceptably normal with respect to conventional cars. Despite the advancement and depth of technology involved, it is often said that the human element is the biggest challenge. The ideal vehicle will be expected to not just interface in a level-appropriate manner with the passengers inside, but also negotiate its path with reference to other people,...
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3 focus areas for air cargo to empower e-commerce - Part 2

3 focus areas for air cargo to empower e-commerce - Part 2
​In the previous part of this blog post series, we had considered the symbiotic relationship between air cargo and e-commerce. A key observation was that instead of pushing for full consolidation, the more practical solution should involve a significant effort invested in creating highly customized cargo products that enable e-commerce companies to improve the value proposition they provide to their customers. The first focus area had also been explored. Here we continue with the rest of the focus areas which will help air cargo to align better with e-commerce players and their requiremen...
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