Virgin Atlantic Cargo will begin allowing customers to track their air freight shipments in real time, after approving the Sentry FlightSafe tracking device for its aircraft.
Sentry FlightSafe, developed by OnAsset Intelligence, has multiple sensors that track information regarding temperature, pressure and vibration about cargo at all points throughout the shipping process. The information is then remitted to customers through cellular-based communications.
John Lloyd, director of cargo at Virgin Atlantic, said the airline approved the device in an effort to give customers access to "real-time information on the status of their shipment throughout its entire journey with us."
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