Tuesday, September 04, 2018

KIA gets advanced real-time cargo tracking system

The Kempegowda International Airport (KIA) here now has a new shipment tracking platform that
uses Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology for cargo handling operations.
technological initiative is a collaboration between the AISATS and its Singapore-listed joint venture
stakeholder, SATS Ltd

AISATS’ air cargo operations at the KIA increased to 97,486 tonnes in the first quarter of the current
financial year. This is a growth of 16.6% over the same period in the previous financial year. As
more airlines commence operations and increase their flight frequencies, air cargo volumes and
movement at the airport are expected to surge significantly in the near future.AISATS manages two dedicated cargo-handling centres at the airport, namely the AISATS Air Freight Terminal and the AISATS COOLPORT.
“RFID technology will enable AISATS to undertake real-time cargo tracking for end-to-end visibility
and faster turnaround. The RFID tracking system, capable of processing large quantities of cargo,
will further bolster speed and accuracy, thereby making the cargo handling process more secure,”
an oicial release said.
04/09/18 Rasheed Kappan/Deccan Herald