July 15 - Russia headquartered freighter operator Volga-Dnepr Airlines has launched a new short message services (SMS) tracking system.

Customers moving out-of-gauge cargo with Volga-Dnepr can now keep track of their shipments by SMS on a mobile phone.

"This new service will allow us to inform our customers about their aircraft movement, including the date and flight number, airport information and estimated time of departure and arrival," said Vitaly Andreev, head of customer services for Volga-Dnepr Airlines.

"SMS messaging enables us to provide customers with important updates on their cargo movement irrespective of the time of day, at weekends or over holiday periods when they are away from the office or in situations where they may have limited internet access," Andreev added.