BLE Delivers Air Shipping Clarity for Services Company

By Claire Swedberg

Air freight services company dnata is expanding its Bluetooth Low Energy solution from Descartes to automatically identify unit load devices containing air freight at airports, thereby boosting efficiency and safety, while reducing the risk of loss.

International air services company  dnata (an acronym for Dubai National Air Transport Association) has gained visibility into the air freight, including mail, parcels and cargo, that it manages via a Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) system provided by  Descartes Systems Group. Fixed BLE readers are deployed at several airports throughout Australia and Singapore to capture data regarding each unit load device (ULD) in which goods are transported and mana...

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