LATAM Cargo, the top South American carrier, goes live with eBookings on WebCargo
JUNE 16, 2022
LATAM Cargo goes live as the first South American carrier, offering real-time booking to over 3,500 forwarders on WebCargo by Freightos
June 16, 2022 – Over the past three years, air cargo has undergone a digital revolution, driving more reliable, accurate, and accessible supply chains. This is particularly important in South America, which exports approximately $1 trillion of goods annually.
Digital Air Cargo is expanding to South America with LATAM Cargo, the largest South American carrier, offering real-time pricing and booking for forwarders on WebCargo, a leading global cargo booking platform. LATAM Cargo, which offers services to over 135 destinations in more than 20 countries, is the first South American carrier to go live on WebCargo.
Real-time bookings with LATAM Cargo are already available for WebCargo customers on 27 lanes with the possibility of connecting in South America. With LATAM Cargo, carriers representing over 36% of global air cargo capacity are available for booking on WebCargo, unlocking additional customer value and improving efficiency. As Carlos Cheeseman, the owner of Airgroup Miami, a Radiant Logistics Company, said “Having LATAM on WebCargo and 7LFreight for real-time booking is an excellent addition to facilitate our moves to Latin and South America.”
“The industry is shifting towards digital collaboration and as the leading carrier of South America we want to provide customers with reliable and efficient solutions and a broad set of options that allows them to choose what works best for them. As part of our digitalization roadmap we decided to partner up with WebCargo by Freightos to provide our customers access to our capacity. This collaboration is an important milestone in LATAM Cargo’s digital roadmap,” said Jorge Galvez, the SVP Marketing and Development LATAM Cargo at LATAM group.
“Global trade moves faster than it ever has before,” said Manuel Galindo, CEO of WebCargo by Freightos. “With innovative partners like LATAM Cargo, forwarders can move at the same pace, improving efficiency across over 100,000 quarterly bookings.”
Forwarders not already using WebCargo can register for free at https://www.webcargo.co/book-air-cargo-on-latam/
About LATAM group
LATAM Airlines Group S.A. and its affiliates are the main group of airlines in Latin America with presence in five domestic markets in the region: Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru, in addition to international operations inside Latin America and between it and Europe, Oceania, the United States, and the Caribbean.
The group has a fleet of Boeing 767, 777, 787, Airbus A321, A320, A320neo and A319 aircraft.
LATAM Cargo Chile, LATAM Cargo Colombia and LATAM Cargo Brazil are the cargo subsidiaries of LATAM Airlines. They have access to the belly of the Group’s passenger aircraft and have a fleet of 14 freighters that will gradually expand until reaching between 19 and 22 freighters by 2023.
They operate within LATAM Group’s network as well as on cargo-only international routes, offering modern infrastructure and a wide range of services and care options to meet our customers’ needs.
About Freightos Limited
Freightos Limited, a Cayman Island-registered online global freight booking platform, has expanded its services amid rising demand for supply chain transparency.
Freightos.com is believed to be the largest digital international freight marketplace, connecting logistics providers and importers/exporters for instant pricing, booking, and shipment management with offices globally. Over ten thousand SMBs and enterprise organizations have sourced shipping services via Freightos.
WebCargo by Freightos is a leading global freight platform connecting carriers and forwarders. In particular, it is the largest air cargo ebooking platform, enabling simple and efficient freight pricing and booking between thousands of freight forwarders, including the top twenty global freight forwarders, and hundreds of airline, ocean liners and trucking carriers. Airlines on the platform represent over a third of global air cargo capacity. WebCargo also offers software as a service for forwarders to facilitate digital freight rate management, quoting, and online sales.
Freightos Data calculates the Freightos Baltic Index (FBX), the industry’s key daily benchmark of container shipping prices, the Freightos Air Index, which is currently in beta, as well as other data products that improve supply chain decision making, planning, and pricing transparency.
Founded by serial entrepreneur Zvi Schreiber in 2012, Freightos is a widely recognized logistics technology leader with a worldwide presence and a broad customer network.