Cathay Cargo creates digital link with Kuehne + Nagel

Cathay Cargo created a digital link with Kuehne + Nagel, placing its rates and availability on the freight forwarder’s booking engine.

The two-phase application programming interface (API) pilot scheme with Kuehne + Nagel in the Americas and Europe is the first time that Cathay Cargo has made booking functionality available from a freight forwarder’s host system.

Users will have access to space, rates and secure confirmation from Cathay Cargo’s inventory.

Cathay Cargo aims to enhance functionality and make it available to more global account customers this year.

Tom Owen, Director Cargo at Cathay Pacific, says, “The successful implementation of this API integration demonstrates our commitment to embracing new technologies to enhance transparency, trust and the overall user experience, as well as offering more efficient and effective management of global account.”

Holger Ketz, Global Head of Air Logistics Network & Carrier Management at Kuehne + Nagel, adds, “The long-standing cooperation with Cathay Cargo has been key to the successful implementation of the API interface. By having direct access to Cathay Cargo’s booking platform from our transport management system we can offer a more efficient and user-friendly booking experience for our customers.”