Mercator launches Intelligent Cargo Ecosystem

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Mercator has launched the Intelligent Cargo Ecosystem, the first open API platform the air cargo management and ground handling, which its says will help carriers revolutionise air cargo management.

It will be showcasing its Warehouse App, a digital solution enabling air cargo carriers to connect goods, people, data and processes to transform warehousing operations and Mercator says it is the first in a series of breakthrough applications to be rolled out as part of the Intelligent Cargo Ecosystem.

Mercator says the new open architecture platform enables air cargo carriers to break away from constraints of legacy systems by allowing handlers and operators to make process changes within the system quickly.

It says the app will let companies introduce new services, for example carriers moving small consumer packages and perishable goods more effectively by having full visibility into the movements of the shipments and optimising air cargo management processes to reduce delays and minimise the risk of disruption.

Mercator chief technology officer, Brendan McKittrick says: “Mobile technology and open API platforms will revolutionise the industry, allowing carriers to get a real-time digital view of the entire air cargo supply chain. The technology can really transform the industry, providing much greater visibility, versatility, and above all, the ability to simplify complex and challenging processes.”

The app allows warehouse agents to capture all air cargo data through a single mobile interface and achieve full visibility into every stage of warehouse management, from acceptance and relocation, through to breakdown, build-up, delivery and tracking billing data.

Finnair Cargo is one of the first carriers to deploy the Warehouse App, and vice president head of cargo, Janne Tarvainen says: “We are very pleased to have Mercator as a partner in this significant project. The Warehouse App will be an important tool for years to come. The new mobile and digital system, alongside our investment in a new cargo terminal, will revolutionise Finnair’s cargo system for customers and partners.”