Wiremind’s SKYPALLET 2.0 to launch this summer

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Beta-testing of SKYPALLET 2.0 is well underway and Wiremind is on track to launch the improved version of its flagship product this summer.

Leveraging years of feedback from multiple leading airlines, SKYPALLET 2.0 will bring a more intuitive interface, greater processing speeds, and workflow automation through SKYPALLET’s integration in CARGOSTACK.

Since its launch in 2017, SKYPALLET has become the market leading space optimization and palletization tool for airlines, GSAs, charter brokers and forwarders. SKYPALLET was the first commercial software to offer air cargo-specific 3D visualisation and optimization of pallet and container loads, addressing some of the industry’s most limiting pain points.

With the original goal of empowering commercial teams with the operational know-how to quote shipments more efficiently, SKYPALLET has advanced significantly today to support full flight optimizations for over 25 customers. SKYPALLET is also one of the bestsellers of CargoTech. Some highlights of the key improvements planned:

  • Rewriting of SKYPALLET’s code base in a new programming language, enabling all customers today to benefit from faster calculation speeds and more advanced palletization algorithms
  • The integration of SKYPALLET into the CARGOSTACK ecosystem to allow deeper integrations and significant workflow automations.
  • The ability to include new data points that can be used by the palletization engine such as freight status or its build characteristics on an inbound leg to produce more granular results 
  • A revamped user interface and experience with more intuitive workflows and information displayed, matching the user-friendliness of the whole CARGOSTACK product suite

“Various improvements to SKYPALLET over the years means it is now used at multiple touchpoints and processes in the air cargo lifecycle by our customers,” says Nathanaël de Tarade, Wiremind Cargo CEO. “While SKYPALLET has already been integrated to customer systems through its API, it has remained a stateless application relying on external systems to provide shipment and capacity inputs per calculation. By incorporating it into CARGOSTACK as part of our version 2.0, we now have the architecture to retrieve and hold all the relevant inputs consumed by the palletization algorithm, through what we call a stateful or deep integration with a customer's core reservation system".

"This enables different automated workflows such as running SKYPALLET autonomously in the background using the booking, flight and aircraft data to recommend outputs back to the airline system such as the remaining available volume, suggest offloads and significantly automate the flight release process. We are also excited because SKYPALLET 2.0 is unlocking a number of new use cases which we are actively exploring with early adopter customers. This includes a new module to manage end-to-end special loads processes, its use in-warehouse for build planning and execution, and aircraft weight & balance capabilities.”

With the 2.0 improvements, SKYPALLET can be used throughout the entire cargo lifecycle from quotation to booking acceptance, capacity control, flight release, through to operations - enabling airlines to optimize space at every step, and thus maximize revenue. It will be progressively rolled out to new and existing customers over the coming 12-18 months with a comprehensive change management plan.

SKYPALLET 2.0 is an innovative product developed by Wiremind Cargo, a founding member of CargoTech. 

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