Air France KLM Martinair Cargo (AFKLMP) is offering customers the option of using active tracking devices on its flights from the first week of September.
While the carrier didn’t specify what devices it is using, it did say they are capable of sending data through telecom (or other) networks and provide GPS location and sensor data including temperature, humidity, shock/tilt and light.
“This will enable them to track their shipments more precisely, whenever and however it suits them best,” AFKLMP said.
Christophe Boucher, senior vice president Sales & Distribution at AFKLMP says: “Our aim is to support our customers in using end-to-end tracking solutions throughout the journey of their shipment. This forms part of our digital journey, expressed in the services we wish to offer our customers.”
Customers place the tracking devices in their shipment before acceptance and take them out again after delivery at the final destination.
The cargo carrier added that the use of active tracking devices on board its flights is subject to specific conditions and the devices must be approved by AFKLMP. All details related to the use of tracking devices can be found on this special page on its website.