Freight News, Air

Real-time tracking can now be booked on many routes

[ May 10, 2017   //   ]

Lufthansa Cargo is now offering an optional tracking service, liveSensor. It allows cargo airline customers to keep an eye on their shipments over the course of the entire transport route, in real time. liveSensor can be used to not only determine where a shipment is, but also whether the transport conditions agreed are complied with.

The tracking device also detects factors such as temperature, humidity, and pressure. Furthermore, liveSensor also records data such as alignment and vibration. Besides this, light sensors determine whether and when a shipment has been opened, which also serves as protection against theft. The offer is therefore of particular interest to customers with highly sensitive or valuable goods. Thanks to liveSensor, the high quality of Lufthansa Cargo transport services can now be traced even more precisely.

Lufthansa Cargo is providing a flat-fee service that also covers all the logistics relating to the tracking devices: Delivery and collection of the device at the destination are included in the service. The linked tracking portal allows customers to apply user-defined settings, such as the modality of status messages or adjustments to temperature ranges. Virtual geographic boundaries, or geofences, can also be defined. This means that specific information is available in the event of damage or loss to a shipment. The tracking portal allows round-the-clock access to the data via a user-friendly web portal. liveSensor is available now for booking in 13 European countries as well as in the USA and will gradually be rolled out worldwide.