Guide To New Technology For The Freight Forwarding Industry
As a result of steady business expansions in the freight forwarding industry, technology development in this sector is given much importance. Freight technology is constantly being upgraded by innovations in design, new products and improved services to reduce freighting risks, increase transportation speed and cut down on costs.
Some of the new technological developments to be introduced to the freight forwarding industry include safer pneumatic brakes for freight trains. These brakes reduce accident risks, allow for better control and cuts down on fuel consumption. New technology is necessary for any freight forwarding company to ensure that they not only gain new customers, but are also able to compete with industry standards of safety. The implementation of new technology also brings in great improvements to the company, cut down expenditure in the long run and helps them function better.
Other innovations and developments in technology that could prove useful to the freight forwarding industry include automatic identification technology to help in packaging goods and tagging items, improved telecommunication systems, tracking systems, GPS services for trucks and so on. Cybertrax, a tracking system developed by Jaguar Freight helps customers to check orders and received customised reports via email by using SKUs or their order numbers.
New telecommunication technology also helps to reduce congestion, whether it is air traffic, road traffic or traffic on the high seas, by improving the exchange of information that takes place between the public and the private sector and also increases the awareness of the problem. In addition to this, the technology can improve the efficiency of the organisation and help strengthen the security and safety of the cargo.
Latest news in the media also highlights the develop by British Aerospace and the development of an anti pirates tracking system to help freight ships identify pirates early on. The system will identify small and erratic movements and from a wide distance. This would help to solve soem of the issues for ocean and sea freight. BAE are still developing this technology which should be available next year.
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