Software and data science company Wiremind has launched a dedicated air cargo business unit – utilising its SaaS solution, SkyPallet.
Wiremind launched SkyPallet in 2017, which the company said addresses “three common pain points” in air cargo steering: “The imbalance in essential operational knowledge across air cargo teams; the lack of continuity between the sales and operations processes; and the fact that airline pricing strategies often overlook the volume factor despite its critical impact on margins.”
Commenting on the launch, Wiremind’s chief commercial officer Nathanaël de Tarade said: “Given the acceleration of digitalisation in air cargo, along with an increased connectivity between stakeholders’ processes and systems, Wiremind has decided to launch a dedicated business unit with a clear roadmap and goal for the coming years.
“There is huge potential for further digitalisation in air cargo, yet the industry currently lacks data science expertise at the right level. We know that it can certainly benefit from similar technology.
“Therefore, we have already doubled the size of our air cargo team, and aim to triple it within the coming months.”
Wiremind described its SaaS solution as offering a “3D planning view and enables digital capacity management based on advanced heurists”.
Its algorithms, the company said, “take into account the respective regulations for special products, carry out weight and density checks for heavy cargo, and ensure smart capacity optimisation to minimise space loss”.
Adopted by international air cargo stakeholders such as Emirates, Atlas Air, United Airlines, Qantas, ECS Group and Chapman Freeborn, Wiremind’s SkyPallet has more than 1,200 users in 100 countries.