Qatar Airways Cargo, the world’s largest cargo airline, will provide forwarders with real-time pricing, capacity, and eBookings via WebCargo, marking a major milestone in air cargo digitalisation.
Barcelona – Forwarders globally will soon be able to conduct real-time eBookings, access live rates, and see available capacity with Qatar Airways Cargo via the service of WebCargo, a Freightos Group company, providing critical agility as supply chains contend with COVID-19’s impact and disruption.
Rollout will begin with France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, South Africa and Spain on 7 February 2021. As part of the launch, Qatar Airways Cargo will be offering the most competitive rates on WebCargo by introducing a discount scheme to forwarders*, resulting in an average saving of USD0.06/kg for the first 20,000 shipments booked via the platform in these countries.
The cargo carrier is determined to push the development of WebCargo bookings and will also implement a number of special promotions further in the year.
As of Q1 this year, more than 2,000 WebCargo forwarders and customers across over 10,000 global branches will have instant access to capacity and pricing.
We are pleased to partner with WebCargo to provide true agility and digital connectivity for our customers. As a leading global carrier, we rely on constant innovation and digitalisation across all our operations in order to provide our best-in-class customer service. During the past months, we have introduced several digitisation initiatives like online rate distribution, ad hoc rate automation, track and trace and availability via AP.
The future of air cargo is indeed digital and this change will definitely bring in efficiency across the supply chain.Guillaume Halleux,
Chief Officer Cargo at Qatar Airways.
“Digitalisation is a crucial step in powering agile supply chains in a rapidly changing world,” said Zvi Schrieber, CEO of the Freightos Group. “We’re incredibly proud that Qatar Airways Cargo, the largest cargo airline in the world – has selected WebCargo to launch third-party eBookings for forwarders around the world.”
* subject to eligibility criteria
About Qatar Airways Cargo
Qatar Airways Cargo, one of the world’s leading international air cargo carriers, serves more than 60 freighter destinations worldwide via its world-cl ass Doha hub and also delivers freight in the belly-hold of passenger aircraft to an ext ensive global network. The Qatar Airways Cargo fleet includes two Boeing 747-8 freighters, 24 B oeing 777 freighters and four Airbus A330 freighters.
About WebCargo, a Freightos Group Company
WebCargo® is the most advanced 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 1,900+ forwarders. Partners using fully digital eBooking and rate distribution on WebCargo include leading airlines, like Lufthansa, Qatar Airways, Etihad Cargo, Air France KLM, IAG Cargo, SAS, and AirBridgeCargo. Logistics providers who are IATA members can access dynamic capacity, pricing, and eBooking by signing up at webcargo.co.
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, DSV Panalpina, and dozens more.
WebCargo joined Freightos Group in 2016. The Freightos Group also operates freightos.com, the world’s largest digital freight platform for the trillion-dollar international shipping industry, and the Freightos Baltic Index, the only daily container index, in collaboration with the Baltic Exchange. Founded by serial entrepreneur Zvi Schreiber, Freightos is a logistics technology pioneer with a worldwide presence, and has raised $92 million from leading venture funds, including GE Ventures, Aleph and the Singapore Exchange.