Freightos & Lufthansa Cargo col­lab­o­rate on ‘e-book­ing’

Cargo Talk - - International News -

To has­ten the dig­i­tal­i­sa­tion of the air­freight in­dus­try, on­line cargo mar­ket­place Freightos has teamed up with Lufthansa Cargo to cre­ate a new on­line por­tal through which for­warders can com­pare rates and book air cargo space in­stantly. By com­bin­ing Freightos We­bCargo and Lufthansa Cargo’s ap­pli­ca­tion pro­gram­ming in­ter­face (API) ser­vices, en­ables for­warders to in­stantly look up con­tracted rates, as­sess ca­pac­ity and book cargo on spe­cific flights in real-time. The plat­form al­lows hun­dreds of for­warders to ac­cess ac­cu­rate, cal­cu­lated prices and book ca­pac­ity within one por­tal. Lufthansa Cargo’s main con­tri­bu­tion was the ap­pli­ca­tion of APIs, which com­bine Freightos’ pric­ing data­base with the in­stant abil­ity to find ca­pac­ity and book it. If the ca­pac­ity is un­avail­able, the sys­tem can be switched to sup­port man­ual, on­line ad-hoc pric­ing. “Through Lufthansa Cargo web ser­vice, we are driv­ing the dig­it­sa­tion of our in­dus­try to of­fer our cus­tomers and part­ners a con­ve­nient and fast dig­i­tal in­ter­face to our prod­ucts and ser­vices,” said Peter Ger­ber, CEO, Lufthansa Cargo. The plat­form will be ex­panded glob­ally in com­ing months, be­gin­ning with a roll­out in ma­jor Euro­pean mar­kets.

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