AI powered cargo system venture

Written by: Alwyn Brice |
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SATS and TUMCREATE have announced that they are exploring commercialisation opportunities for the world’s first artificial intelligence powered robotic air cargo system, SPEEDCARGO, to help digitalise air cargo handling and transform laborious processes for the freight industry.

The industry stands to benefit from improved productivity and time savings, in addition to higher throughput and load factors. Using SPEEDCARGO, airlines would be able to optimise their cargo hold based on volume, weight and other criteria, with just a mouse click.

SPEEDCARGO is an integrated solution comprising three products, namely CARGO EYE, CARGO MIND and CARGO ARM, which are targeted at optimising cargo acceptance as well as cargo palletisation through intelligent ULD planning and automatic ULD packing respectively. The AI powered operating system enables seamless data connectivity for end-to-end optimisation, and improves safety and security across cargo operations.

As Asia’s leading ground handler, SATS is contributing decades of operational know-how and expertise, along with its premises at SATS Airfreight Terminal as a test bed to accelerate cargo handling in a sustainable and secure manner. Since October 2018, TUMCREATE has been stationed on site and has been working closely with SATS during the prototype development phase and for ongoing trials. SATS and TUMCREATE have achieved a 99.99% accuracy rate for the dimensioning of accepted cargo during trials of CARGO EYE. This produces a digital fingerprint for incoming cargo in real-time using an advanced 3D camera system for better pallet optimisation. SATS and TUMCREATE are currently making progressive enhancements to CARGO MIND and CARGO ARM with the aim of commercialising each product in phases.

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