Finnair Cargo launches an eye in the sky – and on the ground
01 / 12 / 2017
Finnair Cargo has introduced Cargo Eye, an airfreight monitoring tool, and invited other innovators to pitch for solutions to the air cargo industry’s remaining "unsolved challenges".
Finnair says that its Cargo Eye solution integrates multiple data sources, transaction data and sensors to help its newly formed Cargo Control Center to monitor and steer cargo flows.
The carrier adds that its Cargo Eye solution provides end-to-end visibility and will ultimately lead to more comprehensive and transparent real-time information for customers, helping them to, identify exceptions that require action to be taken.
"Cargo Eye is a new operations monitoring and tracking platform that presents live, relevant and contextual data in a simple, graphical view,” explained Kari Saarikoski, Digital Transformation Lead for Finnair Cargo.
Cargo Eye collects live data from across all of Finnair Cargo’s information and tracking systems – the global position of aircraft, flight information, the geographic location of all cargo ground traffic and key data from the SkyChain – and renders it onto a large screen in Google Maps format.
The viewer gets an instant top-level, panoramic view of what is happening and where everything is. A navigational sidebar is included, allowing the user to filter onto the screen that data which is most relevant and contextually meaningful to them.
“We see Cargo Eye as an indispensable management tool,” continued Saarikoski.
“For example, the CCC (Cargo Control Center) in the COOL cargo terminal can look at one screen and see where every truck and plane is carrying seafood or pharmaceuticals, get updated on its arrival and connecting transport, monitor its contents and temperature, and be prepared to shift ground resources to where they are needed most in anticipation of delivery.”
The tool has been created in partnership with Qoco Systems and feeds data into Finnair’s SkyChain,cargo management system, its Sensire system that monitors the location, temperature and humidity of shipments through sensors, and the KaltIot ground transport vehicle location and shipment temperature monitoring system.
Cargo Eye was presented in Helsinki at the Slush event for start-ups across all industries.
Finnair Cargo’s managing director, Janne Tarvainen, observed: “We are happy to present Cargo Eye at Slush, and invite start-ups to innovate with us for improved productivity and establishing fully transparent E2E value chains for proactive cargo network steering.”