DELTA Cargo is introducing Equation Critical, a GPS-enabled service for time-sensitive shipments that will have the highest priority in the airline's delivery system, reports the American Journal of Transportation.
'Our Equation Critical service does not require pre-booking and can be tendered up to 90 minutes before a flight. This service caters to customers who are shipping time-sensitive items, such as legal documents, essential machinery parts and aircraft on the ground components,' said the Delta statement.
Delta said that Critical shipments come with a service-level guarantee and Delta's Cargo Control Centre proactively monitors them throughout the journey.
Said Delta Cargo vice president Shawn Cole: 'With GPS tracking and 100 per cent service level guarantee, we are introducing a service that ensures important international shipments are in the right place at the right time.'
Initially, the service will be for international shipments originating in Atlanta, Savannah and London, destined for Bogota, Colombia; Johannesburg, South Africa; Quito, Ecuador; and Seoul-Incheon, South Korea, Atlanta, Savannah and London will also accept import shipments.
These routes allow fully GPS-enabled shipments. Equation Critical will open in other international markets, subject to customer demand and regulatory approvals, the company said.