Charter broker, CharterSync has become the fifth member of the group of specialized digital experts, CargoTech. The other four participants are: Wiremind Cargo, Cargo Ai, data manager, Rotate, and ECS’s Cargo Digital Factory. Joining CargoTech will enable CharterSync to scale its current operations and accelerate the ability of freight forwarders to move cargo by charter aircraft - faster, more efficiently, and sustainably, the company claims.
No cross-shareholding or other forms of financial interdependence
“I would like to clarify that we are, and will remain, an independently operated company, and are simply joining CargoTech with likeminded businesses such as CargoAi, Wiremind, and Rotate,” emphasizes CharterSync’s Co-Founder, Ed Gillett, when asked about any financial ties between his company and CargoTech.
With the charter specialist becoming a new group member, CargoTech rounds off its service portfolio in aviation. Cedric Millet, President of CargoTech, explains. “It was clear from the first time we talked at the IATA World Cargo Symposium in London last year, and again at the Air Cargo Forum in Miami a few months later, that CargoTech and CharterSync were a perfect symbiosis to remove manual pain points from air cargo charter operations and deliver best-in-class digital transformation in their stead.”
Speeding up the industry’s transformation
With CharterSync on board as the group’s fifth member, CargoTech has added a new aspect to its existing family of tech experts, expanding its ecosystem of digital solutions for all parts of the air cargo process. CharterSync brings a unique digital answer to forwarders and airlines to enhancing the value and efficiency of their charter process while maintaining high service levels. CharterSync’s expertise creates many natural synergies with the other CargoTech members, and the group is in an even stronger position to provide individually tailored, holistic tech solutions to stakeholders across the air cargo industry, thus fulfilling its mission to accelerate the industry's transformation.
Fully digital end-to-end booking process
Removing manual pain points from the air freight industry was CharterSync’s focus from day one, when the company’s Co-Founders and Directors, Ed Gillett and Simon Watson, first met in 2015. Meanwhile, CharterSync’s electronic platform allows freight forwarders to search for any charter aircraft available anywhere worldwide with the best charter options provided in minutes. “Big data” generated by the platform enables CharterSync to offer insights to customers, such as critical data on trade lanes, helping airlines make decisions about positioning and locating aircraft, and providing customers with new features and products. As Ed Gillett explains: “Aviation is one of the last industries to be fully digitized. What makes CharterSync special is the kind of innovation we are bringing to the industry. We’re the world’s first air cargo charter company to offer a fully integrated digital end-to-end booking process and management system.” Commenting on joining the CargoTech group, he feels: “we’ll be able to expedite the way in which we roll out our technology across the industry on a global scale.”
Co-Founder, Simon Watson adds: “We’re really excited to be working closely with the CargoTech group. The natural synergies, together with the last four years of innovation and deep learning, will help us to supercharge the development of our technology. We want to bring this sector into the 21st century and believe it’s time to go beyond just email and WhatsApp to challenge the status quo.”
CargoTech closes a gap
The integration of CargoSync into the group, closes a previous gap in CargoTech’s service offering. This is confirmed by the company’s President, Cedric Millet: “What we were missing until now, was an expert for air cargo charter operations to drive the much-needed digital transformation in this segment. Since launching in 2019, CharterSync has built an innovative, tech-informed, and fresh thinking global air cargo charter business from the ground up and gained a well-deserved reputation as an industry innovator at the forefront of the next generation of air charter.”
And there is another task to which both companies are committed: reducing CO2 emissions and driving a more sustainable air cargo industry through technology.
Simon Watson continues: “Joining the group allows us to work collaboratively and to optimize the use of aircraft moving cargo from A to B. The more we can digitize the process, the more efficient it can become, which will in turn lead to a more sustainable industry.” And ultimately to less greenhouse gas emissions.
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