All Nippon Airways Cargo (ANA) is the latest capacity provider entering into a distribution partnership with the online booking platform cargo.one, following the Berlin, Germany-based, startup’s deals with Finnair Cargo, Lufthansa Cargo, Etihad Cargo and some other carriers.
The agreement announced this morning (19 Feb) is particularly benefitting for the more than 400 forwarding agents collaborating with cargo.one. They are offered capacity on board the ANA fleet for their shipments, bookable at spot rates via cargo.one’s electronic platform.
ANA is already the second Japanese airline to market free transport capacities with the digital help of cargo.one, following forerunner Nippon Cargo Airlines (NCA). “Partnering with the
leading online booking platform cargo.one will help to accelerate our ambition to digitally transform our business within the coming years and to focus even more on our customer needs,” Toshiaki
Toyama, Senior Vice President of ANA, stated. The manager went on to say: “With cargo.one, we enable freight forwarders to book our capacity offers in a fast and frictionless manner, 24 hours a
day, 7 days a week,” making the transport of air freight consignments paperless, he could have added.
Targeting the EU market
As result of the deal, the manager expects his airline to gain additional market share, especially in Europe, where most of the agents making use of the services offered by cargo.one are based, among them known names such as Hellmann, Dachser, Gefco, EMO-Trans, QCS or Logwin.
“We are very happy to welcome ANA to the platform and to support the airline to extend its reach into the European market while offering a first-class booking experience to customers,” Moritz Claussen, Managing Director of cargo.one, stated, on the occasion of the pact’s announcement.
Transactions start in Q2
Quotes can be requested, and freight capacity available on ANA flights will be bookable in the early days of the second quarter of this year. In mid-January, both companies had successfully kicked-off the integration of their core electronic systems.
ANA Cargo has joint venture partnerships with United Airlines and Lufthansa Cargo. The freight unit of the Japanese carrier operates a dozen Boeing 767Fs, complemented by a B777F. Its main base is Okinawa Naha Airport from where the airline serves a dense network in the Asia-Pacific region and from and to Japan.
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