Cathay Cargo enables real-time shipment tracking with Ultra Track solution

By Rachelle Harry

A Cathay Pacific B747 freighter at Bahrain

Cathay Pacific Cargo is rolling out its Ultra Track data-logging solution at 29 airports in its global network.

The carrier said the solution is the first internet of things (IoT) application that enables remote connection to shipments.

Ultra Track uses Descartes Core Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) network, tags and readers to enable real-time visibility of shipments’ data via loggers and transmitters.

The solution is suitable for pharmaceutical, perishable and other vulnerable shipments.

Data captured via the loggers and transmitters includes: GPS location, temperature and – depending on the type of shipment – light, humidity and vibration.

Cathay Cargo said in a statement: “While customers can monitor their shipments, shipments are [also] monitored 24/7 by Cathay Pacific Cargo’s operations control centre, a dedicated team of cargo professionals who not only monitor shipments but can also instruct ramp and cargo terminal staff to take proactive steps and corrective actions.

“Customers can communicate with the OCC team directly using live chat.”

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