Based on an agreement signed with cargo.one, a digital air freight booking platform, Leisure Cargo clients are offered the option to purchase transport capacity at spot rates. This pricing service applies to all mandate airlines, such as Spanish Air Europa, German Condor, Rumanian Blue Air and a dozen others whose capacity is managed by Zeitfracht Group member Leisure Cargo.
Additional sales channel
The integration of belly-hold freight capacity managed by Leisure Cargo into the IT platform of provider cargo.one enables freight forwarders for the first time to book their shipments online at dynamic live spot rates, including immediate booking confirmation. This way, Leisure Cargo has embarked on a new digital and data-driven distribution channel.
In addition to the spot rates option, the user interface provides key routing information, visualizing a multitude of options per routing customers can select. All offers displayed online are based on available capacities and live spot rates, which can be booked directly in real-time.
Driven by market request
The cooperation with cargo.one will lead to an acceleration and streamlining of booking processes for customers representing time-critical industries and their specific transport demands, states Wolfram Simon, Zeitfracht CEO and Managing Director of Leisure Cargo GmbH. “We are particularly pleased to see that renowned freight forwarders actively requested cargo.one's solution and were happy to test the tool successfully in a trial series.”
Berlin-based cargo.one, a startup founded in 2017, is the first platform of its kind. While other providers have designed their services around the management and administration of rate sheets and negotiated rates, cargo.one focuses on the booking options of dynamic live spot rates.
It’s no surprise that cargo.one founder Moritz Claussen is happy about the integration of Leisure Cargo into his company’s platform: “Not only will Leisure Cargo customers benefit from the many booking possibilities, but Leisure Cargo itself will also have access to a data-driven and wide-reaching sales channel after only a few weeks of integration.”
This demonstrates again that digitalization is foremost a question of foresight and not primarily a matter of technical feasibility, Mr Claussen reasons.