MASkargo to expand its online booking service
24 / 09 / 2019
Unisys is helping MASkargo, the cargo division of Malaysia Airlines, expand its range of cargo booking options with a new online booking service via the airline’s website.
The new service from the information technology company provides an online option for MASkargo customers who at present use offline methods to book cargo shipments, enabling them to access MASkargo’s space inventory, purchase services and to track deliveries 24×7.
It augments MASkargo’s current online distribution strategy, which is based on the Digi-Portal independent global marketplace. Encouraging more customers to use online booking services is a key step in the Asian airline’s digital strategy.
Under the engagement signed in July 2019, Unisys will provide Digi-Connect systems integration services to link the airline’s website to the core Unisys Digistics air cargo digital logistics management solution.
This will enable real-time access to MASkargo’s cargo capacity, rates and tracking via XML/API connectivity to ensure an omnichannel experience regardless of which online method is used.
Ibrahim Mohamed Salleh, chief executive of MASkargo, said: “Customers will now have the ability to easily access, purchase and track our cargo services from booking right through delivery. This new way of accessing our inventory through our website ensures an omnichannel experience, regardless of which method the customer uses”.
MASkargo is the largest cargo ground handling agent in Malaysia and handles more than 30 customer airlines at its Advanced Cargo Centre. The airline is using the Unisys Digistics cloud-based logistics management system to manage its domestic and international cargo services.
Rick Mayhew, vice president and general manager, Unisys Asia Pacific, said: “We are delighted to work with MASkargo to provide a high-quality omnichannel experience for all types of cargo customers. Additionally, integrating the airline’s website with the advanced analytics capabilities of our Digistics digital logistics solution will ensure that MASkargo is well-positioned to keep up with the increasing demands of their customers.”