Digital air cargo goes mainstream with the launch of WebCargo by Freightos Sky, allowing forwarders instant free access to rates from 370+ airlines, and real-time eBooking on select airline groups.
BARCELONA – Instant air cargo pricing across 370+ airlines is now available to forwarders worldwide with the free WebCargo Sky platform, released earlier today to certified air freight forwarders.
With WebCargo Sky, forwarders can instantly price air freight shipments from nearly every global airline. In addition, they can book real-time capacity on key airlines including British Airways, Iberia, Air France-KLM, and Lufthansa. This makes for efficient booking, shaving days off transit time, reducing costs, and improving service for shippers.
Since 2008, WebCargo has helped top forwarders automate rate management and back-office operations. Today, over 1,400 logistics providers use WebCargo Air to access live pricing and eBooking. WebCargo Sky will make access to pricingavailable to any IATA-accredited forwarders for free. “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, enabling industry-wide connectivity,” said WebCargo CEO Manel Galindo.
“By 2020, air cargo will routinely be priced dynamically and booked digitally. 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.”
said Zvi Schreiber, CEO of the Freightos Group.
WebCargo Sky 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. Ultimately shippers will benefit most with air cargo becoming more affordable and predictable.
About WebCargo by Freightos
WebCargo by Freightos® is the freight sales digitization platform for logistics service providers.
WebCargo Air is the leading platform for live air cargo rate distribution and bookings between hundreds of airlines and 1,400+ forwarders. Partners using fully digital eBooking on WebCargo include leading airlines, like Lufthansa, Air France KLM, IAG Cargo, and forwarders such as Panalpina.
WebCargo AcceleRate is the leading platform for enterprise freight forwarders to manage rates and automate sales, spanning ocean, air and land. Customers include Hellmann, Nippon Express, CH Robinson, FedEx Logistics and dozens more.
WebCargo joined Freightos in 2016, the world’s largest digital freight platform for the trillion-dollar international shipping industry. Founded by serial entrepreneur Zvi Schreiber, Freightos is a logistics technology pioneer with a worldwide presence, and has raised $94.4 million from leading venture funds, including GE Ventures and the Singapore Exchange.