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Amerijet adopts Starcom GPS tracking for cargo

Steve Rogerson
November 23, 2016



Florida-based cargo airline Amerijet International has approved Starcom Systems’ Kylos Air GPS tracking device for air cargo use aboard its aircraft.
 
Amerijet, with offices in 78 countries and moving more than 130 million kilograms per year, has identified the need for the latest in tracking technology to serve its shipping clientele.
 
Starcom Systems, based in Jersey in the Channel Islands, designs and manufactures GPS based tracking devices that are battery operated or direct wire applications for vehicles.
 
"Being able to know exactly where cargo is, and being able to track or monitor it on your smartphone, desktop or via your own tracking platform is critical to the next generation of services we intend to provide," said Pamela Rollins, Amerijet’s senior vice president for business development. "Starcom Systems latest development with the Kylos Air allows for close monitoring of high value air cargo, temperature sensitive products and equipment. The units go into airplane mode while in the air, but communicate the moment they exit the aircraft, helping minimise the ramp time of sensitive cargo."
 
Starcom Systems said that the Kylos Air was only the latest of developed products, which included the Tetis line of products for Ocean Containers, the Watchlock and Watchlock Pro GPS tracking padlocks and a variety of combinations of units for specific industrial applications.
 
"Amerijet's approval sets the stage for our Americas subsidiary to participate in industries such as pharmaceutical, high value and electronics, which require constant monitoring,” said Doron Kedem, COO of Starcom Systems.
 
Amerijet operates Boeing 767 and Boeing 727 aircraft from its primary hub at the Miami International Airport and regional hub in Port of Spain, Trinidad, serving the Caribbean, Mexico, and Central and South America with direct all-cargo flights. Its worldwide partner network provides transportation for customers throughout Europe, Asia, South Africa and the Middle East.
 
The company's Miami export and imports air cargo handling facilities include a custom-built perishable handling centre providing refrigerated, frozen and chilled storage to maintain the cold chain integrity of pharmaceuticals and perishables during the transportation process. Advanced monitoring procedures provide real-time shipment visibility, alerts and cargo tracking.
 
Starcom Systems develops telematics products for remote tracking and management of vehicles, containers, assets and people. It has a global presence with over 100 distributors in more than 50 countries. The company has more than 50 logistics partners.