Freightos launches airfreight and rate booking portal – WebCargo Sky platform

posted on 13th June 2019 by Justin Burns

Freightos has launched the WebCargo Sky platform – a free service giving forwarders instant access to rates from more than 370 airlines and real-time e-booking.

By using the platform – forwarders can instantly price airfreight shipments from nearly every global airline, and book real-time capacity on airlines like British Airways, Iberia, Air France KLM and Lufthansa.

The freight sales platform says this makes booking more efficient, shaving days off transit times, reducing costs and improving services for shippers.

Over 1,400 logistics providers use WebCargo Air to access to live pricing and e-booking, and WebCargo Sky will make access to pricing available to any IATA-accredited forwarders for free.

WebCargo chief executive officer (CEO), Manel Galindo said: “Air cargo connectivity is at a tipping point and WebCargo Sky makes it accessible to any forwarder. As the industry’s most comprehensive e-Booking platform, Sky automates pricing from hundreds of airlines, even those without automated pricing, enabling​ industry-wide connectivity.”

Freightos Group CEO, Zvi Schreiber said that by 2020, air cargo will be routinely priced dynamically and booking digitally.

He says: “By providing WebCargo Sky for free to air forwarders, there are zero barriers for forwarders and airlines to communicate online through WebCargo. This will provide better service to air shippers, including capacity visibility on specific flights.”