AirBridgeCargo and CargoLogicAir put capacity on cargo.one platform
AirBridgeCargo (ABC) and CargoLogicAir (CLA) have gone live with the first bookings on cargo.one following the June announcement of their partnership with the digital platform.
The two freighter operators’ capacities are available online for general and premium services originating from Frankfurt, Munich, Leipzig and Amsterdam and there are plans to further expand online points.
At a ceremony at Frankfurt airport to mark the first shipments on 11 September, vice-president, Europe of Moscow-based ABC Andrey Andreev said that it was essential for air cargo players to use digital booking platforms if they want to embrace new sales channels and expand their customer base.
He said that cargo.one appealed because they were “driven by a young and professional team” and its platform “guarantees a simple, clean and intuitive experience for its users”.
Andreev added: “We can reach our existing customers and new ones with ease …The simplicity of cargo.one makes it a truly seamless experience, fully transparent for our customers from search to booking in under a minute.”
Moritz Claussen, cargo.one managing director and founder, said: “This day is a milestone for the air cargo industry. After weeks of hard work, agile development and constructive engagement on both sides, capacities of AirBridgeCargo and CargoLogicAir can now be booked with the click of a button and instant confirmation on cargo.one.”
The companies now aim to expand their offering to include the full breadth and depth of their networks beyond the launch markets in Germany and the Netherlands and increasing the scope of their products and services.
ABC sales director Europe Jonathan Celeteria said that customer feedback had been “extremely positive so far due to the speed, ease and transparency” of booking capacity on the platform. “For us, it’s a game-changer and I’m excited to explore the whole potential of this partnership to deliver the best possible customer experience, as well as facilitate our ability to cope with challenging market conditions we are facing at the moment.”
ABC operates a fleet of freighters at its Moscow Sheremetyevo Airport hub while CLA, launched in 2015, is the UK’s only main deck freighter airline with a fleet of nose-loading Boeing 747 freighters.