Unit Load Device (ULD) Tracking for the Air Freight Industry

Unit Load Devices (ULDs) are valuable assets in any air carrier’s widebody operation. Containers and pallets must be available in the right place at the right time to meet today’s global air cargo demands. When air carriers cannot account for a specific ULD during regularly scheduled inventory reporting, they are forced to purchase costly replacements. Air carriers can avoid lost sales and other severe operating consequences by turning to the ULD tracking service.

With a tagged ULD, you now can track in real-time the freight contained in your ULDs. Associating waybills with tagged ULDs effectively links freight and mail to a trackable unit. Carriers can automatically track freight and mail without human intervention and with no disruption to existing processes.

Our service tracks these valuable assets in real-time. Each ULD is equipped with a Bluetooth tag. The tags are attached to existing equipment per the manufacturer’s and the air carrier’s specifications without having to re-certify the ULD. Once the tag is attached, no other human intervention is necessary.

The data is transmitted to our network via cellular or Wi-Fi connections. With coverage in over 1,300 locations, subscribers to the network can access the status of their ULDs anytime, anywhere – through desktops, laptops, tablets, smartphones or any internet-enabled device.

Contact us today to learn more about Descartes solutions for real-time ULD tracking.