Finnair Cargo and WiseTech Global partner to improve air cargo digitalisation

By Rebecca Jeffrey

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Finnair Cargo and WiseTech Global have partnered to enable freight forwarders to efficiently choose, book, confirm and change shipments, in real-time from within WiseTech Global’s CargoWise platform.

The global direct data connection with Finnair Cargo’s operational system, SkyChain, uses custom APIs to allow CargoWise customers direct access to Finnair Cargo’s flight schedules, rates, capacity and inventory across 24 countries spanning Asia, Europe and the US.

Fredrik Wildtgrube, senior vice president Finnair Cargo said: “Finnair Cargo uses digitalisation to radically improve transparency and efficiency of air cargo shipping processes.

“The direct data exchange with CargoWise allows us to share live data during the whole lifecycle from booking through to the execution of the Air Waybill, providing a seamless experience for our customers, without having to leave the CargoWise platform.

“As bookings are confirmed more quickly, it also enables Finnair Cargo to better optimise our capacity and quickly respond to shipment and market changes.

“We are considering expanding the data shared to also include AWB and customs information which makes this partnership with WiseTech even more valuable.”

Jorre Cobelens, vice president – logistics data and connectivity, WiseTech Global, added: “Our vision is for CargoWise to be the operating system for global logistics, increasing, productivity, visability and data security across the end-to-end ecosystem. CargoWise now enables direct data exchange with most API connectable airlines, including Finnair Cargo, which helps bring this to reality.”

Finnair Cargo offers transport between Asia, Europe and North America through its Helsinki COOL hub.

The air cargo terminal features data monitoring systems as well as dedicated handling for temperature-controlled cargo.

Finnair Cargo switches focus to commercial digitalisation

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Rebecca Jeffrey

Rebecca Jeffrey
New to aviation journalism, I joined Air Cargo News in late 2021 as deputy editor. I previously worked for Mercator Media’s six maritime sector magazines as a reporter, heading up news for Port Strategy. Prior to this, I was editor for Recruitment International (now TALiNT International). Contact me on: [email protected]