SmartKargo brings ‘cloud’ solution to the industry

Joining the crowded IT space is SmartKargo, a new ‘cloud-based’ cargo management platform, that slowly but surely continues to gain traction in the marketplace.


SmartKargo brings ‘cloud’ solution to the industry


Joining the crowded IT space is SmartKargo, a new ‘cloud-based’ cargo management platform, that slowly but surely continues to gain traction in the marketplace. Developed by a team of MITtrained engineers and experts together with airline cargo veterans, they have leveraged three large trends in IT – cloud computing, mobile platforms and data analytics – to deliver a system they say meets the varied needs of all the partners in the process: Airlines, shippers, freight forwarders, GHAs, and others.

“SmartKargo is the first solution that truly harnesses the advancements in IT and network of the past 10 to 20 years,” says Jay Shelat, formerly from American Airlines Cargo and later at Jet Cargo, now SVP of QID Technologies, SmartKargo’s parent company.

“We are the only pure-play, cloud-based solution available globally with unlimited scalability, which removes the expense of dedicated hardware and software – not to mention allows you to work SmartKargo wherever you have an Internet connection – at home, at a coffee shop, wherever.”

He went on to say that the platform offers three main benefits: It’s a comprehensive, integrated solution, helping every partner and part of the chain, from shipper to recipient; it’s 100 per cent cloud-based, so there’s no spending for expensive, dedicated hardware and software, and a solution that can be used anytime you have an Internet connection including smartphones and tablets; and SmartKargo provides realtime visibility unlike older systems that take days or weeks to provide information (so-called batch processing). The company also touts the fact that the platform is a socalled ‘neural network’, meaning the more a company uses it, the smarter it becomes.