Menzies Aviation increases air cargo tracking with Descartes
TORONTO area Descartes Systems has announced that Edinburgh-based Menzies Aviation is deploying Descartes Core Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) readers at all of its cargo facilities globally, reports LA's Globe Newswire
TORONTO area Descartes Systems has announced that Edinburgh-based Menzies Aviation is deploying Descartes Core Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) readers at all of its cargo facilities globally, reports LA's Globe Newswire.
Descartes Systems Group is the global leader in uniting logistics-intensive businesses in commerce and, Menzies Aviation is one of the world's largest providers of ground handling services.
This announcement expands the Descartes Core BLE Network used to track international mail, parcel and cargo shipments in real-time.
'As a global logistics specialist, Menzies is dedicated to embracing new technologies to provide market-leading service to our airline customers,' said Menzies cargo chief Robert Fordree.
'By introducing ULD tracking with the Descartes solution, we can offer customers a higher standard of service when it comes to air shipment visibility and ULD fleet management.' said Mr Fordree.
Descartes Core BLE readers apprehend the movement of ULDs that have either Descartes or third-party BLE tags attached and shipments can be tracked whether in the air or on the ground via the Descartes Core ULD Tracking solution.
The process aims to help air carriers and their partners automate freight tracking and improve asset management by providing real-time visibility of air shipments bundled into a single ULD container or pallet.
Other than location, sensor-based information can be calculated such as precise temperature, movement, and humidity.
This process and data helps shippers reduce ULD fleet losses, more suited match capacity with ULD inventory, and decrease the expenses associated with misplaced equipment or the obligation to lease additional ULDs.
'We're pleased to help Menzies Aviation ensure ULDs are in the right place at the right time to meet the air freight needs of its customers worldwide,' said Descartes vice president Scott Sangster.
'By enabling the visibility of ULDs and ground equipment through automation, Descartes' advanced IoT and Bluetooth networking technologies help airlines and their partners significantly improve control over the transportation of air cargo from the point of origin to final destination