More transparency and security for air cargo

In the area of air cargo logistics, customer requirements in terms of monitoring and track-and-trace functions continue to grow. This presents air cargo companies with a number of challenges.

Cargo processes need to become faster and more transparent yet also more secure. On the one hand, the key objectives are theft protection, prevention of delays or temporary loss of consignments and compliance with increasingly strict international security measures.

On the other hand, the logistics processes themselves are subject to continuous optimisation with the aim of improving quality. Systems that allow up-to-the minute monitoring of the cargo and a quick response in the case of any deviation from the planned schedule or loss of the cargo are a central aspect of this process. After all, in the highly competitive air cargo market, transport delays can incur high costs. Transportation chains are finely tuned mechanisms and most flows of goods are extremely time sensitive. It is essential to comply with the schedules of just-in-time concepts and avoid the costs of searching for lost items or penalties for non-performance. The continuing trend of reducing costs in logistics processes requires solutions for monitoring cargo that will function anywhere in the world but do not demand additional and expensive infrastructure. This solution has a name: Socraflite.

Socraflite has been specifically developed to meet the professional needs of air cargo companies, air-lines and container leasing companies. 

SocraFlite functionality
SocraFlite functionality

Advantages at a Glance

  • Socraflite is a unique innovation for GPS-based tracking and tracing of air cargo that can operate anywhere in the world.
  • Socraflite is cost-effective and is based on GPS/GSM technology that requires no additional external infrastructure.
  • Socraflite is user friendly – the system offers fully automated handling and easy, global access to software and consignment data with a professional level of security
  • Long maintenance cycles are achieved through the use of sensor technology that supports energy saving operation as well as a specially adapted battery system.
  • Every aspect of the system naturally takes into consideration the special requirements of the aviation sector. In particular, this applies to deactivation of the mobile communications modem during the flight and compliance with aviation authority regulations regarding power supply and electromagnetic compatibility.
  • The system also takes into account difficult operating conditions such as poor satellite reception while loading and unloading aircraft in hangars or parcel transport facilities.