Your active tracking device

We offer you the option of using active tracking devices on Air France KLM Cargo services. This will allow you to track your shipment more precisely whenever you need to, in whatever way that suits you. Our aim is to support you in using end-to-end tracking solutions throughout the journey of your shipment.

The use of active tracking devices aboard our flights is subject to two conditions:
  • The device and lithium battery used must be approved by Air France KLM Cargo; and
  • The Air France KLM Cargo acceptance requirements must be followed.

If you intend to use this new option, please read the following very carefully. Full details of our conditions are available here.

Flight Safety

The active tracking device (including lithium battery used) you choose needs to be approved by Air France KLM Cargo. We have approved the devices that are published in this PDF file:

AFKLMP Cargo Approved Tracking Devices


Other active tracking devices and lithium batteries may only be used when they have been approved by Air France KLM Cargo and added to the above list. Using active tracking devices or lithium batteries that are not approved is considered a flight safety violation and may need to be reported to the relevant authorities.

If you have any questions about the Air France KLM Cargo approval procedure, please contact.

Requests for devices communicating on 5G band won´t be taken into the approval process. This is irrespective of the branding name of such a device.

If you have questions about the tracking devices themselves, please contact the manufacturers directly.

If you intend to use a tracking device that is not able to sent any wireless data then scroll down to the “dataloggers” chapter. (Wireless data are data send by wifi, Bluetooth, NFC, NB-LTE, 2G, 3G, 4G and 5G or any other wireless technique).

The booking

When making a booking, always let our local customer service agent know if you will be using an approved active tracking device. The IATA Special Handling Code EMD must be used when making the booking. The device brand name & type must be capture in the free text. The same applies for the FWB.

Acceptance

Info needed for AWB handling specifications

You will need to fill in the brand & type of the tracking device in the handling information on the AWB and in the OSI line of the FWB.

Please also confirm the following by stating: “The device is in good and safe condition, and placed as instructed by the supplier.”

IATA Dangerous Goods regulations

If a shipment contains more than two active tracking devices using lithium batteries, the shipment must be declared as a “DGR lithium battery shipment” in compliance with IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations.

IATA Special Handling Code

The IATA Special Handling code EMD (Electronic Monitoring Device) is applicable and must be used when making bookings (Including E-bookings in CPS).

The following restrictions apply when devices are used for 057/074 AWB´s:  

  1. Cuba & Sudan. Active tracking devices can be subject to United States export controls. We don't allow them on flights to the following countries: North Korea, Iran, Syria, Sudan and Cuba. This means we actually don't accept active tracking devices on flights to Havana (Cuba) & Khartoum (Sudan).
  2. We don´t allow active tracking devices on all KLM City hopper aircraft.
  3. We don´t allow active tracking devices on other carrier's aircraft allowing 057/074 AWB's like MNG Airlines, Air Calin & China Southern & China Eastern.
  4. Active tracking devices are allowed on DL aircraft provided that they are approved by DL. This can be checked on the DL Cargo website.
  5. Interline shipments containing active tracking devices can't be accepted.

Cool containers

When making a booking (including E-bookings in CPS) for a shipment in a cool container, always let our local customer service agent know if the cool container has an integrated active tracking device. If this is the case the IATA Special Handling Code EMD must be used in the booking. Also the container brand name & ULD type need to be recorded in the booking.

On the AWB and in the OSI line of the FWB , the ULD type must be filled in the handling information. The special handling code EMD and the confirmation “The device is in good and safe condition” must be added here as well.

Restrictions mentioned apply as well to cool containers using integrated active devices.

Cool containers with integrated active tracking devices can only be used after approval of both the ULD type and the integrated active tracking device. We have approved the ULD types with integrated devices that are published in this PDF file:

AFKLMP Cargo Approved Active Container Trackers

Dataloggers

Tracking devices that are not able to sent wireless data (also referred to as dataloggers) do not need approval on Air France KLM Cargo. However, IATA DG ruling must be applied in case Lithium batteries are being used. In addition the conditions for the use of tracking devices apply (especially condition 9, see link below).

(Wireless data are data send by wifi, Bluetooth, NFC, NB-LTE, 2G, 3G, 4G and 5G or any other wireless technique).

Information Sharing

Please note that we have no intervention service in place for alerts from active tracking devices. Our normal service will be in place.

Conditions for the use of active tracking

If you intend to use active tracking devices, please read our conditions very carefully. Full details of our conditions are available here

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