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Freightos has launched a new online pricing and booking portal for airfreight as the digitisation of the sector continues to gather pace.

The free WebCargo Sky platform is available to IATA certified airfreight forwarders and as well as offering instant pricing from more than 370 airlines, will allow forwarders to book “real-time capacity”.

“Air cargo connectivity is at a tipping point and WebCargo Sky makes it accessible to any forwarder. As the industry’s most comprehensive e-Booking platform, Sky automates pricing from hundreds of airlines, even those without automated pricing”, – said WebCargo CEO Manel Galindo.

Zvi Schreiber, CEO of the Freightos Group, added: “By providing WebCargo Sky for free to air forwarders, there are zero barriers for forwarders and airlines to communicate online through WebCargo. This will provide better service to air shippers, including capacity visibility on specific flights”.

The company said that beta users report saving over one hour per salesperson per day, “reducing costs and enabling sales teams to focus on customer service”.

“Meanwhile, airlines benefit from accessing the world’s largest online network of forwarders as a sales channel and reduce 85% of time spent managing sales,” it added.

“Ultimately shippers will benefit most with air cargo becoming more affordable and predictable.”

The overall WebCargo rate portal was launched in 2008 and claims to have more than 1,400 logistics providers signed up.

The WebCargo platform is not the only portal targeting the airfreight forwarding community – cargo.one has also be signing up airlines and forwarders to its system.

 

Source: Aircargo News

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