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Why Air Transport Cargo Carriers Are Not Getting Automated?

The Air Transport Industry is still lagging behind when it comes to usability of the cutting edge technology or in other words still lagging in the full potential usage of automation.

But in a recent report, the Industry experts suggested that in order to stay competitive in the Transport Industry, the Air cargo carriers should leverage the digital assets. In a market that is continuing to remain challenging, abandoning the cumbersome legacy IT system to gain more efficient transparency and control cost of operations is one key way forward to remain competitive.

We cannot say precisely that Air transport Cargo carriers are not getting automated because the automation is still in an early stage.

The air freight industry revenue has dropped ever since recovery from the recession period, and the main reason behind this is that of lack of automation and also the entry on non-traditional disruptive players and formation of alliances among ocean freighters that leads to enormous challenges. Nonetheless, the customers are increasingly becoming more concern over the product differentiation, costs and service efficiency. All these represent a great threat and also that there is an urgent need to introduce new strategies on how the air cargo industry should head on their business in the future.

It is also believed that the slowdown of adoption of technologies in the air transportation industry was partly down to its fragmented nature, with forwarders, handlers, airports, customs, ground handlers, carriers, shippers and trucking companies all of them are involved in a single transport at both the ends of supply chain management. The only solution to this is to digitally connect to each other to so that a virtual integration of supply chain partners is created through the Internet of Things (IoT) and other digital services.

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