Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Air Freight Forwarders and Shippers Will Like GPS and Sensor Based Tracking Innovation

Temperature, Pressure, Poor Handling all Monitored as well as Location
Shipping News Feature

US – Air freight reliability and security took another step forward with the news released this week that American Airlines Cargo will begin offering a one-time use programme with FlightSafe®, a leading GPS and sensor-based tracking device for air cargo shipments. The programme, delivered in partnership with OnAsset Intelligence, allows shippers, freight forwarders and couriers to work directly with American Airlines Cargo to add a tracking device to a shipment and monitor the package from point of origin to destination.

The tracking device, which monitors temperature, pressure, shock, location and vibration, was added to U.S. domestic and international shipments on American this week and is available for use with all of American’s products, Expedite, Confirmed and PPS, and the carrier says is ideal for customers who are shipping time-critical, high-value and temperature-sensitive cargo. Roger Samways, Managing Director, Cargo Sales at AAC said:

“This programme will be a great addition to our services, giving customers real-time visibility into their shipments. This visibility provides customers with on-demand knowledge of supply chain events, speeds response time and improves transit knowledge from airport-to-airport.”

Adam Crossno, President and CEO of OnAsset Intelligence was clearly pleased at the take up of his company’s product by such a prestigious marque saying real-time tracking and device logistics packaged as a single solution are a powerful combination for shippers. As part of the programme American will supply the tracking device and will include all logistics services for a single fee. Customers will be able to visit a provided link to view the location, location history and all sensor data collected during transit.

For more information on the service, visit the company website, or contact American Airlines Cargo Support at 1-800-634-7000 or +1-817-355-6706.