dnata is looking to take cargo handling to the next level and monitor shipments with better accuracy with the introduction of drone technology at Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) in the US.
The company has partnered with US-based startup Gather AI and launched autonomous drones in its warehouses at DFW to digitise acceptance and warehouse inventory processes with 99.8 percent accuracy, dnata claims
Gather AI’s innovative software will enable the drones to map the environment, collect inventory data, count cases, measure temperature, and read barcodes. dnata says the drones can be operated in its cold chain facilities at temperatures as low as -10C. Any data collected can be viewed directly on a tablet or the web using an app.
Since last year, dnata has made investments in new technology and digitalisation, including modern cool dollies in Australia and Singapore, a just-in-time freight handling platform in UAE, and the rollout of a turnaround tool and a dangerous goods handling solution.
The Dubai-based cargo handler said it plans to gradually roll out the drones across its global cargo network in the next few years.