Today SAS Cargo announced a partnership with WebCargo, a Freightos Group Company, to provide freight forwarders with a state-of-the-art digital air cargo experience, with fully digital live rates and capacity and eBooking.
Thanks to WebCargo, SAS Cargo dynamic rates, capacity and eBookings will be instantly available to over 1,600 freight forwarders and more than 26,000 unique users around the world. Together, these forwarders drive over 30% of global air cargo by tonnage.
Since 2018, only a few airlines have transmitted truly dynamic rates and specific capacity in real time. Typically, cargo carriers provide air cargo pricing and booking information manually. When combined with shipper turnaround time, this adds two or three days prior to booking, thereby increasing costs and making air cargo unnecessarily inefficient.
"At SAS Cargo we have a vision of making air freight easier, and we know that today’s customer expects a quick and fully digitised customer experience,” comments Leif Rasmussen, President and CEO at SAS Cargo “We believe that the combination of our continuous focus on quality in all our operations and the additional digital connectivity to our already existing online booking platform, will provide extraordinary benefits to our customers.”
WebCargo uniquely enables direct API connectivity, which means the entire eBooking process happens online. When a freight forwarder selects a rate, the eBooking is transmitted to the airline instantly, without any manual process. This differs from other solutions which still require the air cargo carrier to manually confirm the booking in the system. WebCargo also enables forwarders to view live rates side-by-side with their negotiated contract rates