SCHIPHOL, The Netherlands: April 23, 2019. WebCargo by Freightos is now being used by Air France KLM Martinair Cargo (AFKLMP Cargo) to enable forwarder customers view live rates, assess capacity availability and secure cargo bookings on specific flights in real-time.

Amsterdam Zvi Schreiber and Marcel de NooijerThe move follows a pilot test last month between Panalpina, WebCargo and AFKLMP Cargo.

“Online quotation and booking are key features of Panalpina’s goal to make air freight more efficient for our customers,” said Markus Muecke, Global head of Air Freight Procurement and Product Management at Panalpina. “WebCargo’s support of instant dynamic pricing and ebooking with one of our preferred partners, Air France-KLM, means faster operations and, more importantly, improved service for our customers,” he added.

According to the three airlines, airfreight pricing and booking that takes place offline costs the industry billions in changing fees, untapped capacity, and manual labour, sometimes turning the sales process for an hours-long flight into a process that extends days.

“Air France KLM Martinair Cargo is committed to be a leading player in transforming our industry online. Our online platform myCargo exemplifies our ambition ‘to be easy to do business with,’” explained Marcel de Nooijer, EVP Air France-KLM Cargo and managing director Martinair Holland.

“Our latest partnership with WebCargo by Freightos provides our customers and partners a convenient and fast digital interface to our products and services, and it stipulates time and again that our strategy ‘be there, where the customer is’ is the right one,” he continued.

Pictured: Freightos founder Zvi Schreiber and Marcel de Nooijer.