E-commerce Will Drive Growth in the Air Freight Industry
17 May, 2019

According to the latest predictions from experts at Unisys Corporation, the air freight industry is set to undergo a transformation driven by the boom in e-commerce. Experts believe that growing passenger demand, prompting an increase in the number of passenger flights will substantially add to cargo capacity supply. Previously, the International Air Transport Association, IATA, had predicted that the number of air passengers will double from 2016 to 2035. The IATA puts the United States as the second fastest growing market for air passengers worldwide. 


In the same vein, the team here at shares in the belief that this market pressure will necessitate innovation especially in some major areas of the cargo supply chain. We share in the belief that smart warehouses are set to become smarter, drones will finally be incorporated into the cargo supply chain. Again, we also recognize the need for global distributors and airlines to form a new kind of alliance that will foster capacity management for the long term.


Embracing the future

Ordinarily, most of these technologies are already in use in many other industries. But then, the time is now for stakeholders in the logistics and transportation industry to embrace disruptive technologies to adapt to the shifting dynamics of this industry. Incorporating newer technologies such the use of drones, digital assistants, and the Internet of Things (IoT), among others will help cargo operators achieve more operational efficiency and satisfy the need for more transparency in the supply chain.


Drones Are Coming Inside the Warehouse

Drones are now commonplace in sports for stunning aerial footage and the thrills that come with these. Drones have been expected to be rolled out for parcel delivery for door to door services. This has been majorly slowed by flight space restrictions, privacy considerations, approvals from governments. However, they can easily play an immediate role in the warehouse where they can help with inventory checks, locate misplaced items, monitor environmental conditions like temperature for perishables, amongst a host of potential roles.


Smart warehouses will become smarter

The demand for small parcel deliveries is growing steadily. Warehouses, therefore, need to embrace innovations that can speed up the rate at which shipments are processed so they can generate more returns on their investment in real estate. Technologies such as IoT, voice AI, etc will drive development in this area. Technologies like these have already been used in consumer markets and in platforms like Siri, Google Home, Amazon Echo, etc.


Here at, we believe that now is the time for global distributors and airline operators to form a new alliance towards improving efficiency and revenue optimization. Customers expect more visibility and transparency in monitoring their delivery. This will only be possible by riding on the wave on technology to approach this future that is almost here. is your one-stop solution for each and every logistics solution that relates to parcel and e-commerce. We’re able to leverage our partnership with hundreds of some of the best logistics providers so you can easily send parcels to and from anywhere in the world. It’s as easy as just entering the details of your parcel on our website at so you can get free quotes at competitive rates from multiple carriers. It guarantees value and efficiency all through. For additional information, feel free to contact us at