Airforwarders Association - FORWARD Magazine, Fall 2019

AfA Special Features 28 Forward Magazine Q AirCargo Edition Airforwarders Association time data pertaining to any shipment a customer has going through Able Freight Services, DataHub® provides one-stop, real- time visibility of all the related documents of the customer’s shipments and allows for proactive resolutions and communications. Another application of technology involves Able’s “Freshport®” initiative, piloting a cutting-edge blockchain enhancement to its DataHub® for temperature measurements deploying commodity-based shelf-life formulas for its global clients. The company’s industry-leading electronic airway bill (eAWB) integration results in optimized efficiencies, real- time status updates and paperless communications with airlines. In fact, Able was number one at LAX for implementation in 2018 and the first half of 2019. Able Freight also introduced a new mobile Quality Control tool which resulted in improved reporting of the product’s quality as received in real-time. Wong looks forward to the tremendous improvements that technology is affording the shipping industry. “If the industry does not effectively adapt the opportunities in technology, then the risk of obsolescence becomes very real, very fast,” says Wong. Based in Los Angeles, California, Able Freight Services, Inc. is a global expert in importing and exporting perishable commodities from the United States to destinations worldwide. The company creates competitive advantages for customers by offering innovative solutions and access to proprietary cold-chain technology. Many of the world’s most recognized brands trust Able Freight with their shipments. Able Freight Services’ 27-plus years in the business and hundreds of years of collective employee experience means clients benefit from industry- leading knowledge and responsiveness. Learn more at . “Able Freight adapts relevant technology for use in the perishable freight forwarding industry, as the market demands more and more high-performance and precision among its players,” explains Orlando Wong, Able Freight Services’ executive vice president.