Finnair finds COOL is the new hot

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Finnair’s new €80 million COOL Nordic cargo hub was officially opened in early December, with the centre becoming operational on January 8, 2018. The centre has been branded COOL for its modern technology and capacity to handle high volumes of temperature-controlled cargo.

At the sparkling, frosty-themed opening, attended by Finland’s minister of transport and communications Anne Berner, guests from over 15 countries were introduced to the new terminal’s most striking features, including the new high-tech Cargo Control Center (CCC) that intelligently manages and optimises the flow of goods and steers the performance of the hub.

Guests also got exclusive access to see Cargo Eye, a new operations monitoring and tracking platform developed by Qoco Systems, that gives the CCC a live, 360-degree view of what is happening across the cargo network and where everything is located.

Cargo Eye collects live data from all Finnair Cargo’s information and tracking systems, such as the global position of aircrafts, flight information, the geographic location of cargo ground traffic, and key data from SkyChain, Finnair’s cargo management system developed by Accelya .

“Thanks to Cargo Eye, from the Control Center in the new COOL terminal we can see where every truck and plane carrying, for example, seafood or pharmaceuticals is located, receive the latest information about cargo arrivals and connecting transport, monitor contents and temperature, and be ready to shift ground resources to where they are needed most in anticipation of delivery,” says Janne Tarvainen, Finnair cargo managing director,