Improving air freight efficiency

Developments have affected many areas, and innovative solutions that rely on smart systems and digital environments have become the most widespread.

The field of logistics services has been influenced by these innovative concepts, which save customers and shipping companies a lot of money and time, in addition to tracking the goods until they reach the specified destination, and they also greatly facilitate customs clearance processes.

These ideas had a positive impact on the efficiency of air freight, as they improved many air freight tasks. We chose this article to review and clarify some of these innovative solutions, so follow us until the end.

Innovations in customs clearance and shipment tracking:

We will present some innovations that have significantly improved air freight efficiency through the following points:

Using databases to record digital checklists

The basis of every successful customs clearance process is the ability to know the correct data about the customer's shipment to ensure a smooth and seamless customs clearance process. Therefore, all documents must be submitted in a timely manner (commercial invoice, certificate of origin, packing list, bill of lading and other shipping papers).

From a practical point of view, it was found that in some cases the step of submitting documents for shipments is carried out manually, through task lists managed by the importer himself or the shipping agent, which leads to the possibility of errors.

All this data is recorded through digital checklists in order to solve the problem, which facilitates the provision of all required documents in a timely manner. If the time limit for submitting the documents approaches without submitting them, the digital checklists will send alert messages to both the customer or the shipping agent in order to expedite the submission of all the required documents.

The earlier the required data and documents are submitted, the less potential problems there will be in the customs clearance process, with the possibility of resolving whatever emerges in a timely manner.

Using advanced positioning systems (GPS)

Now with innovations and technology improving day by day, we find that almost everyone uses a Global Positioning System (GPS), whether it is built into their cars or on their smartphones.

The accuracy of these devices has increased rapidly as it not only helps the transporter to successfully complete his task and get the shipment to the desired destination, but it also upgrades the supply chain for logistics services as the accuracy of the Global Positioning System (GPS) helps customers track their shipments through Shipping company’s websites.

Where each shipment has a GPS tracking device installed, enabling customers to track the locations of their shipments, starting from leaving the plane until the shipment arrived at the desired destination.

The smart system for customs inspection

The smart system for customs inspection was invented at Dubai Customs, and its aim is to provide a means that enables the customs inspector to perform his tasks in an innovative and rapid manner without delay or complexity in passenger procedures, which ensures the smoothness and safety of all procedures, as the process of inspecting suspicious bags through this system has become unnecessary. It only takes three minutes at most.

As an intelligent system for customs control of luggage, and through its component devices the electronic passages in which the luggage is placed, this device is equipped with the functions of identifying the luggage to be inspected and determining the scope of the inspection. Measuring the length of time the inspection process takes, the severity of the luggage and the safety of manual inspection, determining the number of pieces of luggage that were manually inspected, indicating whether the inspection results were positive or negative, measuring and analyzing the traveler’s happiness and satisfaction by understanding the peak times during manual inspections, and recording traveler data to create a database, and answering questionnaires related to the system’s working.

Maximizing the efficiency of cargo loading devices

Good aviation is committed to flight schedules, and is considered one of the solutions for innovative air cargo services, as it is considered an innovative loading system and is used to provide advanced transportation services, as this helps reduce the storage space used in shipping goods on aircraft.

This system can provide a plan for how to stack the shipments that will be shipped inside the aircraft in the optimal way and without leaving any gaps as much as possible, which also helps in reducing shipping costs, and helps in improving the efficiency of international trade operations and the efficiency of the air transportation process at the same time.

Aircraft used for air cargo operations must be able to accommodate as much cargo as possible and this can be achieved by improving aircraft design and equipping them with efficient and flexible loading systems. It should also maximize utilization of cargo space inside the aircraft and reduce costs resulting from unused space.

Data-based planning

Knowing the optimal time for customers in terms of clearing and shipping their goods is the best way for customs clearance. This is done by evaluating historical customs data on the basis of modern analysis procedures regarding the period of customs inspection, seasonal seasons, freight cost and customs tariffs at each time, based on this data. We can work with you to create a customer-specific process in which you present the optimal plan to the customer in order to ship his goods at the ideal time and at the lowest cost.

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