United Cargo opts for WebCargo by Freightos for new portal

Manel Galindo

United Cargo has today (July 16) confirmed that it will collaborate with WebCargo by Freightos on the design and creation of a new online portal that will provide customers with expanded on-demand booking, dynamic pricing and real-time updates on United’s global cargo network.

The portal will be based on the WebCargo Horizon software-as-a-service platform.

“Today’s air cargo customers want a quick and fully-digitized sales experience with extensive, agile self-service options,” noted United Cargo president Jan Krems.

“WebCargo by Freightos is a recognised leader in providing the level of digital connectivity we want to deliver.

“We believe the combination of WebCargo by Freightos’ proven technology innovations and United Cargo’s unmatched capacity and service will provide extraordinary benefits for our customers.”

WebCargo chief executive Manel Galindo described United Cargo as “an industry leader acclaimed for their expertise and proven commitment to their customers’ success”.

He continued: “Helping them elevate their technology to a new level is truly exciting for us. United Cargo’s technology vision aligns with our goal to eliminate communication barriers between forwarders and carriers through the industry’s most comprehensive ebooking platform, enabling industry-wide connectivity and a better shipper experience.”

United Cargo’s new online booking portal is expected to be the first of many digital transformation strategies the carrier is prioritising for this year and beyond.

It will also produce a newly redesigned website and a number of other innovations designed to “enhance United Cargo’s digital channels and their customers’ experience”.

WebCargo by Freightos is a freight sales digitisation platform for logistics service providers. It helps forwarders automate their rate management and back-office operations.

In June, Freightos launched a new online pricing and booking portal for airfreight.

The free WebCargo Sky platform is available to IATA-certified airfreight forwarders. As well as offering instant pricing from more than 370 airlines, it allows forwarders to book “real-time capacity” on British Airways, Iberia, Air France KLM and Lufthansa.

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