Delta Cargo enables GPS for air shipments

Last week, Delta Air Lines announced an exclusive marketing agreement with OnAsset Intelligence, a provider of machine-to-machine (M2M) wireless asset tracking solutions, enabling Delta Cargo customers to view GPS location information on its web site at deltacargo.com.

Last week, Delta Air Lines announced an exclusive marketing agreement with OnAsset Intelligence, a provider of machine-to-machine (M2M) wireless asset tracking solutions, enabling Delta Cargo customers to view GPS location information on its web site at deltacargo.com.

The agreement offers exclusive features and allows users to track and trace cargo in transit on a Delta’s web site. The service will be available for all cargo shipments across the Delta (Atlanta, Ga., USA) and Delta Connection fleet, which operates more than 5,000 daily flights to more than 340 destinations, 61 countries and six continents, says the airline.

According to Delta, it is the first airline to receive FAA approval for the SENTRY 400 FlightSafe device on all Mainline and Connection flights, which allow shippers visibility of shipments in remote and rural locations. Delta is working with OnAsset (Irving, Texas, USA) to enable GPS tracking on other shipments such as pets as cargo, as well as specialty items like golf bags, hunting and fishing gear, and jewelry cases.

In addition to the integration of GPS track and trace information with deltacargo.com, the agreement also will enable Delta customers to use the preferred-rate pricing. Information from deltacargo.com regarding flight status will also be available for viewing on OnAsset’s Vision Platform – a web-based, enterprise platform, for the management of high volume fleets and automated shipment management for GPS-enabled cargo.