IATA Air Cargo Innovation Awards return for second edition

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CHEP Aerospace Solutions IT director, Floris Kleijn (second right) being presented with the winner's cheque, IATA WCS 2015

The IATA Air Cargo Innovation Awards will be returning for its second edition, and the association has announced the finalists for this year.

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) will announce the winners during the closing plenary of the 11th IATA World Cargo Symposium in Abu Dhabi on 16 March, and the winner will receive $20,000.

The finalists are UTM Concept for Africa by Astral Aerial Solutions, Smart Electric Cool Dolly by Etihad Cargo, Redefining trade with block chain by Gate Chain, Innovative Decision Support System by Jettainer, and SkyBreathe Fuel Efficiency by OpenAirlines.

IATA received 46 entries and seven members of an independent jury who will evaluate the ideas.

IATA hosted the first edition of the Air Cargo Innovation Awards during the 2015 WCS in Shanghai, which was won by CHEP Aerospace Solutions’ CanTrack energy harvesting tracking solution for unit load devices.