Digitalisation, New technologies, Data sharing platforms changing Air cargo sector : IATA

Posted by Daily Shipping Times on 12-01-2018        Tweet

NEW DELHI: The Air cargo industry has seen many changes over the past decade. New business models and ideas are now emerging in the new era of digitalisation and big data. Beyond digitalisation, drones, connected unit load devices (ULDs) and data sharing platforms are becoming game changers for the air cargo industry.

The logistics and air cargo industry are and will be transformed, modernised and disrupted by digital technologies. These newer forms of technologies are expected to revolutionise the entire ecosystem, according to the International Air Transport Association's (IATA) Head of Digital Transformation Celine Hourcade.

"Electronic messaging, smart data sharing platforms, blockchain technologies will simplify and change the flow of information between the stakeholders. Internet of things, connected devices, augmented reality, artificial intelligence will help to make the physical flow of goods more efficient, safer and easier.