Air Canada leads way in piece-level tracking

AIR CANADA (AC) Cargo is poised to track shipments at individual piece level. 
The airline is getting ready to introduce radio-frequency-based RFID tracking and tracing, starting with its route between Montreal and Frankfurt.
RFID is the wireless non-contact use of radio-frequency electromagnetic fields to transfer data, for the purposes of automatically identifying and tracking tags attached to objects.
Lise-Marie Turpin, the airline’s vice-president of cargo, says that the technology will be deployed in the first quarter of the coming year. Other routes will follow after successful implementation on the sector.
AC Cargo has been working closely with technology providers to develop an RFID set-up that allows real time tracking at piece level, hands-free, with a single interface.
It is deployed at six read points throughout the shipment process that is in the custody of the airline – from goods acceptance over build-up, export and import, to breakdown and final delivery.
Read Ian Putzger’s full piece in the next edition of Air Cargo News 18 November 2013 – Issue No. 765

Share this story

Related Topics

Latest news

ANA reduces freighter operations in response to weaker market

By Damian Brett

All Nippon Airways (ANA) has announced a series of cuts to its freighter operations – including its recently-launched B777F transpacific…

Read More

Share this story

More cargo firms sign up to Western Sydney Airport

By Damian Brett

Western Sydney Airport has partnered with an additional two air cargo companies, dnata and Toll Group, to collaborate on the…

Read More

Share this story

Leipzig/Halle bucks the trend with fifteenth year of cargo growth

By Rachelle Harry

Leipzig/Halle Airport has increased its cargo volumes for the fifteenth consecutive year and more than tenfold since 2007. In 2019,…

Read More

Share this story