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Lufthansa and Freightos offer real-time booking

[ July 17, 2018   //   ]

Lufthansa Cargo flights has teamed up with the Freightos WebCargo platform to allow forwarders to instantly look up contracted rates, assess capacity, and book cargo on specific flights  in real-time.

Freightos WebCargo claims the world’s largest air cargo rate database and now enables real-time pricing, capacity and eBooking for the few airlines like Lufthansa Cargo with the necessary digital capabilities.

The service will be expanded globally in coming months, beginning with a rollout in major European markets. Lufthansa Cargo chief executive, Peter Gerber, said: “Through Lufthansa Cargo web service, we are driving the digitization of our industry to offer our customers and partners a convenient and fast digital interface to our products and services.”

According to Freightos chief executive, Zvi Schreiber: “Everyone’s talking about air cargo digitization but for most it’s just talk. It’s fantastic to partner with a forward-looking airline like Lufthansa Cargo for this quantum leap in cargo booking. The result of on-demand booking is that goods will move faster, with up to a day shaved off transit time, and tens of dollars saved per shipment.”

Dirk Schneider, global airfreight director at Röhlig Logistics, one of the companies already benefiting from the service explained: “The new functionality enables rapid quoting and booking of our shipments. Röhlig Logistics customers benefit as one of the first through improved information flow and handling of their consignments. We are happy that we joined the pilot and look forward to extending this service further within our network.”

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