RFID can play an important role in air freight
Airports and shipping companies are turning to RFID to help manage cargo
Raw materials, equipment, manufactured goods, and more – there are dozens of types of cargo that travel by air cargo.
Indeed, most airports count on the revenues from their air freight activities and terminals, and a vast set of businesses work directly or indirectly for transport and logistics companies specialised in this sort of cargo.
More and more of these businesses are turning to RFID for support.
One of the keys to speedy and efficient delivery is knowing where your cargo is. With RFID tags attached to the shipping pallets and containers, and to the trucks and dollies that move them around airports and freight warehouses, a logistics manager can more easily monitor and control their movements. A company can also know which trucks and dollies are available for use, and exactly where they are at any point in time.
Tracking air freight using RFID way has been shown to reduce delays and help prevent pallets from being misplaced. It also helps the companies that deploy this type of system to provide a very efficient and high-quality service.