Delta Cargo now offering Bluetooth tracking on ULDs
With the introduction of new Bluetooth tracking technology, Delta will soon become the first US passenger airline to provide real-time tracking for ULDs.
The replacement of manual tracking for all shipping containers which move cargo shipments, baggage and mail globally, marks a new era for the Atlanta GA-based airline and the more than 500,000 t of cargo it flies annually.
The current GPS-enabled cargo tracking products will continue to be available for both narrow body and wide-body aircraft shipments traveling internationally and within the USA.
Delta began to test Bluetooth tracking technology in 2016, and has since deployed readers to 23 locations. By the end of 2018, the system will be available on all of Delta’s ULDs, with more than 1,400 readers tracking customer shipments. (ah)