Supply chain visibility platform FourKites has introduced a new AI-powered innovation that is said to enable shippers, carriers and 3PLs to track 100 per cent of air freight with “highly accurate and automated estimated times of arrival” (ETAs).

    ‘Dynamic ETA for Air’ leverages machine learning algorithms and knowledge graphs and is accurate to within nine hours, FourKites said, enabling businesses to spend less time and money resolving delays.

    “When it comes to rapidly transporting critical goods, no other mode can compete with air,” said FourKites’ CEO and founder Mathew Elenjickal. “Our announcement of Dynamic ETA for Air means that shippers, carriers and 3PLs can now enjoy greater ROI – not to mention peace of mind – from their significant investments in this critical mode of transport.”

    Expanding on the market need for Dynamic ETA for Air, FourKites noted that air freight is “notoriously difficult to track”. Real-time visibility into all air freight with accurate predictive ETAs therefore “empowers supply chain partners to optimise downstream planning, reduce the time and expense of manual track-and-trace efforts, and increase customer satisfaction in the process”.

    Zebra Technologies’ director of global transportation Kimberley Segel commented: “FourKites’ Dynamic ETA for Air has provided the visibility needed to help reduce turn times on urgent product requests for fulfilling critical customer orders, while also eliminating nearly 75 per cent of shipment tracking email inquiries to our global logistics team.”