FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) today announced an international expansion for its award-winning SenseAware® service, which enables near real-time visibility into sensitive and high-value shipments. Customers will now be able to monitor shipments throughout an additional 14 European countries and Canada, and on board flights from three additional commercial air carriers: Air France, Cathay Pacific and Qantas Airways.
“With SenseAware, we can eliminate the risk of a lost shipment and significantly reduce any delays to our customers due to misrouting,” said FedEx Express customer Jan Fabri, Global Logistics & EMEA Commercial leader, Owens Corning GlassMetal Services. “This creates a tremendous competitive advantage for us.”Launched in the U.S. in 2009, SenseAware combines an online application with a multi-sensor device to provide customers that ship high-value or environmentally-sensitive products with near real-time visibility, insight and collaboration across their supply chains. In addition to location monitoring, the service can also monitor temperature, light exposure, relative humidity, shock and barometric pressure. The SenseAware 2000 device supports a dry ice probe which monitors temperatures ranging from -80°C to +60°C (-112°F to +140°F) and a cryogenic probe which can monitor shipments from -195°C to +60°C (-319°F to +140°F), especially useful in the life sciences industry. In 2013, the SenseAware service won the Supply Chain Integrity Innovator of the Year category at the Cool Chain Logistics Europe Excellence Awards in Basel, Switzerland for going the “extra mile to reach outstanding results in logistics or quality assurance.” As SenseAware continues to expand service availability, updates will be posted at www.senseaware.com. About SenseAware SenseAware is a first-of-its-kind service that provides near real-time access to a package’s vital statistics within the in-transit supply chain or stationary inventory and enables customers to share that information across global supply chain stakeholders. A multi-sensor device, deeply integrated with a powerful web-based application, makes it possible for customers in a broad range of industries to stay connected to their high-value, critical shipments. The SenseAware service can provide:
- Near real-time location information
- Accurate temperature, relative humidity, and barometric pressure readings
- Monitoring for light exposure and shock events
- Alerts for location and route geofences, environmental conditions and shock events.
Initially available only for shipments in the U.S., companies can now monitor shipments with SenseAware in the following countries (subject to certain service restrictions):
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