An industry first move for all-cargo airlines: AirBridgeCargo and CargoLogicAir join air cargo booking platform cargo.one to offer their global capacities digitally.
- Innovation leaders: AirBridgeCargo and CargoLogicAir among the first airlines to offer spot market capacities for digital booking
- Access to new customers: cargo.one enables AirBridgeCargo and CargoLogicAir to reach new groups of customers through digital distribution channel
- Strong support: Forwarders welcome the decision to make capacities available for online booking, giving them faster access to freighter capacities
London|Berlin, June 3, 2019 – In a major move for the industry, leading cargo airlines AirBridgeCargo (ABC) and CargoLogicAir (CLA) are entering into a global partnership with air cargo booking platform cargo.one to become the first all-cargo airlines to make their capacities available for digital booking with instant confirmation.
Through the partnership, ABC and CLA will be able to market their global capacities to cargo.one’s rapidly growing customer base of hundreds of freight forwarding companies digitally. Forwarders of all sizes will in turn be able to search for, compare and book offers of ABC and CLA.
Robert Van de Weg, VP Sales and Marketing for Volga-Dnepr Group comments: “Offering our capacities on cargo.one enables us to meet growing customers’ demands for digital solutions and to give forwarders of all sizes access to our large global freighter network”. “Being capable now to better reach small and medium sized forwarders through cargo.one will also help us increase our short-term capacity sales and thus our load factors, to grow even more sustainably”, adds David Kerr, Chief Executive Officer of CLA.
“The move to partner up with cargo.one is highly welcome by freight forwarders. Hauke Langert, CEO Airfreight at Skyline Express International: “Gaining faster and more efficient access to freighter capacities is a real game-changer. cargo.one now allows us to have 24/7 access to CLA and ABC capacities and enables us to serve our customers and partners based on real time rates.” This notion is echoed by Steffen Löbert, Managing Director at CS4 Logistics: “We highly welcome the partnership and looking forward expand our relationship with ABC and CLA because of the much easier access now. “
“We are very excited to enable this industry-first. ABC and CLA are spearheading innovation for all-cargo airlines to become more digital and thus customer-centric. And, they are now able to access the untapped market of smaller and medium sized forwarders that were previously not able to book with them. This will help them to further up their sales and load factors across network”, ads Moritz Claussen, managing director and founder of cargo.one.
The offering of AirBridgeCargo and CargoLogicAir capacities is planned to go live later this summer after completion of the integration of the carriers’ in-house systems with cargo.one.
Meet us at the Transport Logistic/Air Cargo Europe in Munich
AirBridgeCargo, CargoLogicAir and cargo.one are attending the Transport Logistic/Air Cargo Europe in Munich June 4-7 and are happy to meet journalists present there.
Booth 100, Hall B2
Please get in touch with Laura Weritz ([email protected]).
About AirBridgeCargo Airlines
ABC is one of the world’s fastest-growing cargo airlines, and its expanding route network connects customers in the largest trans-regional markets of Asia, Europe and North America, covering more than 30 major cargo gateways and accommodating trade flows worldwide. All flights are operated via ABC’s cargo hub at Moscow Sheremetyevo Airport, featuring the latest equipment and guaranteeing seamless connections throughout the airline’s expanded international network in a 48-hour delivery time, including handling, all managed by highly skilled and qualified ground handling personnel.
Launched in 2015, CargoLogicAir is the United Kingdom’s only maindeck freighter airline. Headquartered close to London Heathrow Airport and with our main operating base at London Stansted Airport, we connect British companies with prime export markets in Europe, North America, the Middle East and Asia Pacific. We also enable international businesses to bring their goods to the UK to supply British companies and consumers.
CargoLogicAir’s growing fleet of modern, nose-loading Boeing 747 freighters includes the new generation 747-8F with its increased payload of 139 tonnes and incorporating the most advanced technologies to enhance its cargo carrying capabilities and environmental efficiencies.
Our team of more than 200 experienced and highly-trained professionals are working in close partnership with customers in a wide range of key industry sectors. We aim to ensure our operating network supports their major trade lanes and offers the time-critical delivery solutions they need to enhance their business reputations with buyers around the world.
About cargo.one Cargo One GmbH (cargo.one) was founded in Berlin in August 2017 by the entrepreneurs Moritz Claussen, Oliver Neumann and Mike Rötgers. The company has developed a platform for booking and marketing air freight capacities. cargo.one focuses on offering and booking dynamic freight rates, making it the first booking platform of its kind. IATA air freight forwarders can search, compare and book these rates on the cargo.one platform in real time and receive immediate booking confirmation. Partner airlines gain access to a cost-effective, data-driven and fully digital distribution channel. cargo.one’s product changes long and asynchronous booking processes by telephone or e-mail, enabling substantial savings on both sides. The cargo.one team combines international experience in building digital business models with relevant expertise in the modernization of B2B processes.