Eastern Air Logistics continues digital push with WebCargo partnership

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Eastern Air Logistics’s (EAL) digital push has continued with the announcement of a second portal deal in as many days for the capacity of subsidiary China Cargo Airlines.

WebCargo by Freightos today announced that the capacity of China Cargo Airlines’ 16 freighters as well as the belly capacity of China Eastern Airlines fleet of nearly 800 aircraft, which is managed by EAL, will be available to its freight forwarder customers.

“EAL brings substantial capacity to China export and import routes, backed by its subsidiaries domestic and foreign sites and branches, including China Cargo Airlines, Eastern Airlines Express, Eastern Transport, Eastern Supply Chain as well as a number of branches at home and abroad,” WebCargo said.

The partnership will initially cover ex-China to North America, Europe and Asia, and from Europe to China.

Jonathan Xu, general manager of logistics solutions business department, EAL, said: “Digital is the way forward. Our digital sales platform EOS, which laid the foundation for this cooperation, is built on top of technology initiatives such as the Shanghai Pudong Airport Smart Logistics.

“Partnering with WebCargo means EAL will continue to grow and expand its global customer base by providing forwarders seamless access to our considerable capacity exporting from and importing to Shanghai, and competitive rates.”

Freightos executive vice president of worldwide partnerships Joyce Tai said: “This partnership is great news for every freight forwarder. No other platform offers booking and payment access to EAL’s capacity.

“Through EAL, we can offer our customers even more options for airfreight between China and the West, with credit lines and seamless wallet functionality that will get their cargo booked and paid for in minutes.”

Yesterday, EAL also announced that it had partnered with booking platform cargo.one. 

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Damian Brett

Damian Brett
I have been writing about the freight and logistics industry since 2007 when I joined International Freighting Weekly to cover the shipping sector.After a stint in PR, I have gone on to work for Containerisation International and Lloyds List - where I was editor of container shipping - before joining Air Cargo News in 2015.Contact me on [email protected]