Increased transparency, enhanced eBooking functionality and real-time updates will define United Cargo’s new online booking and tracking portal
CHICAGO – United Cargo today announced their collaboration with WebCargo by Freightos to design and implement a new online portal to provide customers expanded on-demand booking, dynamic pricing and real-time updates on United’s global cargo network, based on the WebCargo Horizon software-as-a-service platform.
“Today’s air cargo customers want a quick and fully-digitized sales experience with extensive, agile self-service options. WebCargo by Freightos is a recognized leader in providing the level of digital connectivity we want to deliver. We believe the combination of WebCargo by Freightos’ proven technology innovations and United Cargo’s unmatched capacity and service will provide extraordinary benefits for our customers.”Jan Krems, President, United Cargo
“We are pleased to partner with United Cargo, an industry leader acclaimed for their expertise and proven commitment to their customers’ success,” said WebCargo CEO Manel Galindo. “Helping them elevate their technology to a new level is truly exciting for us. United Cargo’s technology vision aligns with our goal to eliminate communication barriers between forwarders and carriers through the industry’s most comprehensive eBooking platform, enabling industry-wide connectivity and a better shipper experience.”
United Cargo’s new online booking portal is the first of many digital transformation strategies the carrier is prioritizing in 2019 and beyond. Customers will also benefit from a redesigned website and a number of other innovations designed to enhance United Cargo’s digital channels and their customers’ experience.
Since 2008, WebCargo has helped top forwarders automate rate management and back-office operations. Today, over 1,400 logistics providers use WebCargo to access live pricing, air freight capacity availability and perform eBookings.
About United Cargo
United Cargo delivers superior shipping solutions via the cargo capacity of the world’s most comprehensive route network – an average of 4,900 flights a day to 355 airports across five continents operated by United Airlines and United Express. United operates a mainline fleet of more than 770 aircraft, including over 180 widebodies, on which United Cargo carried over 3.4 billion cargo ton miles in 2018. With U.S. mainland hubs in Chicago, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, New York/Newark, San Francisco and Washington, DC, and enhanced service to and from Asia and Australia, Europe, Latin America and the Middle East, United Cargo can quickly transport customers’ shipments to and from virtually every major cargo market in the world. For more information, please visit unitedcargo.com.
About WebCargo by Freightos
WebCargo by Freightos® is the freight sales digitization platform for logistics service providers WebCargo Sky is the leading platform for live air cargo rate distribution and bookings between hundreds of airlines and 1,400+ forwarders.
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.