Silk Way West opts for cargo.one booking platform
09 / 05 / 2023
Credit: Silk Way West and cargo.one
Baku, Azerbaijan-headquartered freighter operator Silk Way West Airlines has chosen cargo.one as its preferred booking platform to offer the airline’s freighter capacity to the forwarder market.
From this coming autumn, cargo agents will be able to book Silk Way West Airlines’ capacity using cargo.one.
The “global partnership” will enable Silk Way to expand its digital footprint and “align with the highest standards for digital air cargo booking”, a joint statement said.
The cargo airline will also benefit from “the market experience and actionable support of cargo.one teams to accelerate digital sales adoption for its capacities”.
Silk Way West Airlines president Wolfgang Meier commented: “Our partnership with cargo.one is an important milestone in our ambitious digitalisation journey.
“By bringing our capacity to cargo.one’s expansive customer base, we will both broaden our reach and enable many more forwarders to benefit from our services.
“cargo.one and Silk Way teams are collaborating very closely, and we are relying on their proven expertise to enhance our buying journeys and drive up our share of digital air cargo sales,” he revealed.
Moritz Claussen, founder and co-chief executive of cargo.one, added: “For the many thousands of agents who are thriving with digital bookings on cargo.one, the addition of Silk Way West Airlines’ capacity is fantastic news.
“Due to its keen awareness of the changing market, Silk Way West Airlines is now putting cargo.one, as the best-in-class digital enabler, at the centre of its digital sales growth trajectory.”
Silk Way West Airlines is the largest cargo airline in the Caspian Sea region.
Its network takes in 40 key destinations across Europe, the CIS, the Middle East, Central and East Asia, and the Americas.
It has a fleet of 12 Boeing 747-8F and 747-400F aircraft based at Heydar Aliyev International Airport, with many more newbuild freighters on order.
According to the joint statement, “Silk Way West Airlines is unique in building an attractive digital offering for larger shipments, where the market is currently under-served.
“Freight forwarders have long been attracted to the airline’s connectivity, which cargo.one will now deliver to agents with digital speeds and greater convenience than ever before.”
Founded in 2017, cargo.one has more than 40 airline partners whose capacity is booked by forwarders in close to 5,000 offices located across dozens of countries via its platform.
Accredited freight agents can search, compare and book in real-time, receiving an immediate booking confirmation.
cargo.one pro enables importers to compare and book rates instantly with other verified forwarding partners 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
It recently launched its cargo.one pro and cargo.one protect solutions for instant and seamless agent-to-agent bookings.