Demmer joins cargo.one to lead airline product development
29 / 04 / 2021
By Rachelle Harry
Digital booking platform cargo.one has appointed Simson Demmer into the role of senior director, airline products.
Demmer, who has ten years of experience in the industry, was previously head of analytics and business development – network management at Lufthansa Cargo, where he led its digital transformation process.
Prior to that, he was chief strategy officer at CargoLogicManagement, where he pioneered AirBridgeCargo and CargoLogicAir’s digital bookings with cargo.one.
In his new role, Demmer lead cargo.one’s airline product development, as well as focusing on the development of data solutions to help its partner airlines expand their digital offerings and generate more business with lower operational costs.
Demmer commented: “I am truly excited to be joining cargo.one at such an interesting point in the company’s journey.
“As one of their early customers, I was impressed by both the product and the team from the first time I encountered them and admire the growth and customer successes the company has been able to achieve over its dynamic first years.
“Now, as cargo.one’s airline product lead, I look forward to combining my industry experience with the team’s well-established product prowess and to collaborate with leading carriers to enable them to expand their digital footprint globally.”
Oliver T. Neumann, co-founder and managing director of cargo.one, added: “Bringing senior industry leaders like Demmer into the team is another milestone for us as we continue to grow and expand our business. Demmer’s unrivaled sector knowledge and deep customer expertise make him a trusted partner for teams across our business as well as our airline partners.
“Having first-hand experience working with us as a customer on developing and building the digital distribution infrastructure for an airline, he is uniquely positioned to translate this knowledge into further innovative product developments in his new role at cargo.one.”
Demmer’s appointment comes after a year of growth for cargo.one, during which the platform’s user base increased by 300%, and booking numbers grew by more than 700%, to more than 120,000 annual bookings.
Most recently, the company raised $60m to fuel its global expansion in North America and Asia.
With 17 airline partners, including Air Canada Cargo and Saudia Cargo as its latest additions, cargo.one facilitates the transport of 180 tonnes of air cargo per day across 347 destinations around the world.