Air France KLM Martinair Cargo and Kuehne+Nagel take the lead in ULD tracking using SkyCell technology

(Photo: AFKLMP Cargo) L-R: Sven Gassmann (SkyCell), Gaby Wagner (KN), Maurice Nixdorf (KN), Oliver Poelchau (SkyCell), Andy Newbold (AFKLMP), Thomas Reichmann (KN)

In a significant development initiated at the beginning of this year, Air France KLM Martinair Cargo (AFKLMP Cargo) joined forces with SkyCell.

This strategic partnership aims to enhance Unit Load Device (ULD) tracking capabilities across Air France KLM Martinair Cargo’s entire ULD fleet, marking a significant milestone in the industry.

Leveraging SkyCell’s advanced Internet of Things (IoT) technology and the SkyMind platform, Air France KLM Martinair Cargo will benefit from real-time visibility into ULD operations.

This innovative solution, specifically designed for pharmaceutical transport, enables Air France KLM Martinair Cargo to enhance control and efficiency in its logistics operations like never before.

SkyMind utilises advanced technology, including sophisticated readers and tags, to offer Air France KLM Martinair Cargo real-time visibility into its entire ULD fleet.

This visibility empowers them to make informed decisions and operate proactively rather than reactively, generating improved operational efficiency and enhanced customer satisfaction.

Holger Ketz, Global Head of Air Logistics Network & Carrier Management at Kuehne+Nagel said: “Kuehne+Nagel’s installation of gateway readers at our Frankfurt facility showcases our dedication to embracing innovation and enhancing our services with the needs of our customers in mind.

“We are pleased to support Air France KLM Martinair Cargo as the first customer to utilise this highly innovative method of tracking ULDs, further reinforcing our position as an industry leader.”

Andy Newbold, Global Key Account Director at Air France KLM Martinair Cargo stated: “With SkyMind, Air France KLM Martinair Cargo will gain complete control over its ULD operations — mitigating the extensive manual efforts historically associated with ULD tracing and tracking, leading to substantial time and cost savings, as well as boosting operational efficiency.

“We are proud of this important step made by Kuehne+Nagel, showcasing their commitment to pioneering innovative solutions that ultimately benefit our mutual customers.”