Scandinavian carrier SAS Cargo and Unilode Aviation Solutions will enhance their collaboration, digitising SAS Cargo’s container fleet from the second quarter of 2019.
This agreement forms part of Unilode’s digital transformation programme, which is based on BLE5 technology and a global reader infrastructure, and enables unit load device (ULD) tracking and the measurement of temperature, humidity, light and shock in air freight shipments, among other benefits.
This development is another major milestone in a long-standing collaboration, which started in 2011 with the conversion of SAS Cargo’s ULD fleet to lightweight containers, and enables SAS Cargo to take the next step in fulfilling its digital ambitions.
Leif Rasmussen, SAS Cargo Group president and CEO, said: “The implementation of innovative and competitive digital solutions requires that all stakeholders put the customer at the centre, ensure transparency and integrate a digital transformation strategy that offers a coherent customer experience through all channels.
“Unilode’s digital transformation programme supports SAS Cargo’s digital initiatives by providing a customer-centric approach and offering value-added services to SAS Cargo’s customers. The digitisation of our ULD fleet will bring SAS Cargo to the next level of supply chain excellence and we look forward to expanding our collaboration with Unilode.”
Benoît Dumont, Unilode CEO, said: “The aviation industry is embracing digitalisation in the supply chain to optimise operations, enhance visibility and give more insights to the customers. We are pleased that we can accelerate SAS Cargo’s digital ambitions with the digitalisation of the ULD operations, which we have been managing for eight years.
“We are proud to serve SAS Cargo as a trusted and strategic partner and we continue to work hard to provide SAS Cargo and all our customers with state-of-the-art ULD solutions, which contribute to an integrated, innovative and digital supply chain in the aviation industry.”