Speedcargo's AI-based Cargo Eye and Assemble solutions installed at dnata's facilities will help overall logistical efficiency, digitisation and optimise cargo capacity for Etihad Cargo's daily flights departing from Singapore.
The roll-out of Cargo Eye and Assemble follows the airline's decision to implement the technology in response to successful trials.
Cargo Eye uses advanced, vision-based 3D technology to scan and capture a cargo's exact dimensions, volume data, images, and labels, providing a comprehensive digital record.
This information is then fed into Assemble which creates a digital plan, advising dnata's highly-trained cargo handling teams of the optimal method of building a pallet.
The innovative solutions ensure Etihad Cargo maximises cargo capacity, while becoming more efficient and sustainable.
Charles Galloway, dnata's Regional CEO, Airport Operations – Asia Pacific, says, "dnata is proud to lead the digitisation of cargo processes through innovative technology solutions. Working alongside Speedcargo, Cargo Eye and Assemble will enable us to provide Etihad Cargo and its customers with digital audit trails of how their cargo has been handled, improving efficiency and providing a quality end-to-end service. We will continue to create value and enhance our service offerings through digitalisation."
Dr Krishna Kumar Nallur, Speedcargo's CEO, comments, "This first step towards industry transformation will enable end-to-end optimisation of cargo capacity, from booking to cargo hold. Our AI-powered solutions will help Etihad Cargo to maximise capacity across their fleet, and enable dnata Singapore to digitise their cargo handling, thereby improving their productivity and efficiency in operations."
Thomas Schürmann, Head of Cargo Operations & Delivery at Etihad Cargo, says, "Following successful trials of the AI-powered cargo handling solutions, Etihad Cargo sought out a ground handling partner to deploy Cargo Eye and Assemble, and dnata was a clear choice, being fully aligned with Etihad Cargo's commitment to utilising cargo-maximising technology to enhance air cargo operations."
dnata's Singapore facilities are the first in its global network to implement Cargo Eye and Assemble technology. Speedcargo is working with dnata to roll out the service at further global stations.