Electrolux signs up with airfreight booking portal Freightos

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Electrolux has signed up to use Freightos’ Enterprise Solution which will allow it to make airfreight bookings on a booking portal through its freight forwarder partners.

The Enterprise Solution allows beneficial cargo owners (BCOs) to view the various flights and prices being offered by airlines that have partnered with their selected logistics providers and Freightos and its portal WebCargo.

The home appliance giant said before signing up for the solution it had conducted a trial that had demonstrated efficiencies in “cost estimation, booking, and end-to-end tracking and airfreight visibility”. 

Freightos claimed that the enterprise platform could reduce freight spend by up to 10% and slash booking time by 80%.

Electrolux said that removing back-and-forth emails with their logistics provider over each booking was a time saver.

Electrolux Group logistics purchasing director said: “Freightos empowers our planners to book the freight that they need at the cost and delivery time which is aligned with their budget and requirements.

“This removes unnecessary back and forth between planners and buyers, all while giving us in purchasing the consolidated data to influence future supplier decisions.”

Freightos chief executive Zvi Schreiber added: “For 25 years enterprises have utilised electronic booking for their business travel, saving time and money.

“Finally, today they can do the same for their air cargo, in cooperation with their chosen freight forwarders.

“The ROI is phenomenal, electronic bookings save days of elapsed time, often tens of percent of cost, and provide much greater supply chain flexibility and visibility.”

The platform also provides visibility of the Co2 emissions generated by the various flight options.

Electrolux Group logistics operations vice president Paolo Galli said: “Carbon emissions will be one of the relevant elements we will have the opportunity to govern, analyzing past performances but even more important making CO2 as part of our decision process.”

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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]