Miami International Airport has launched its its MIA Cargo Flight Tracker – the first real-time online cargo flight information display system in the US.
The gateway unveiled the tool yesterday at Air Cargo Americas conference and exhibition in Miami.
The tracker allows shippers, freight forwarders, customs brokers and logistics providers to easily view real-time cargo flight information on their mobile devices while on the go.
Previously, cargo flight data was only available by contacting or researching individual airlines. Now, cargo handlers have MlA’s minute-by-minute schedule of daily cargo flights in the palm of their hands – saving time and fuel costs when planning freight pick-ups and deliveries.
As the busiest US airport for international freight, MIA’s cargo activity generates a local workforce of nearly 8,000 freight forwarders and couriers, and is the primary supporter of 425,344 cargo-related jobs in the Florida economy.
Miami-Dade Aviation Department (MDAD) director, Emilio T. González says: “The MIA Cargo Flight Tracker is the latest example of how we are leveraging technology to streamline and optimize our cargo operations.
“Thanks to this new tool, our local cargo industry can spend less time and money waiting in traffic for cargo shipments, because now they have real-time flight information at their fingertips.”
MDAD has launched a variety of cargo logistics improvements at MIA recently, including: the e-AWB 360 campaign; Florida’s first-ever ocean-to-air perishables trans-shipment program; and a multi-million dollar facility improvement program launched in 2016 that includes new surveillance cameras and lighting throughout the airport’s cargo area.