Lufthansa Cargo is opening up a new digital sales channel for its capacity with a nod to the spot market through a partnership with cargo.one, an airline-independent digital platform for marketing and booking of air freight capacities.
The globally available capacities of Lufthansa Cargo will be integrated into the cargo.one offering for this purpose. The partnership between the two companies enables air freight forwarders to book available air freight capacities for td.Flash and td.Pro completely digitally and in real time across the entire available route grid of Lufthansa Cargo.
The platform available at www.cargo.one offers customers an up-to-date online offering. All important information about the connections, as well as the real capacity-dependent and dynamic live spot rates are clearly displayed. For each connection, numerous alternatives are displayed at a glance so that the optimal offer can be found quickly, according to the carrier.
“Digitisation allows information to be distributed around the globe in fractions of a second. This has given rise to new expectations with which both carriers and freight forwarders are confronted,” says Peter Gerber, chairman of the board of Lufthansa Cargo. “We are therefore now offering our customers the opportunity to exchange prices and capacities even faster and to book services even easier.”
“Booking platforms such as cargo.one will, in future, support forwarders in meeting their customers’ needs even better. This is the next logical step in the digitisation of our industry,” says Oliver T. Neumann, founder of cargo.one.
“We are pleased to partner with Lufthansa Cargo as the leading air cargo airline in our mission to make air cargo bookable digitally and in real time. Many solutions on the market promise digital bookability. The reality is that in most cases the rates offered do not give access to capacity. In particular at times of high demand, our solution offers air freight forwarders a quick and easy access to capacities with immediate confirmation at live spot rates,” Neumann adds.