Lufthansa Cargo and cargo.one Upgrade Relationship to Strategic Partnership
Lufthansa Cargo and cargo.one have expanded their cooperation in the area of digital services, adding bookability to a further 59 countries, for a total of 75 worldwide. Cargo.one provides all live available offers for general cargo, passive pharma and perishables.
On Thursday (March 30, 2023), Lufthansa Cargo announced that they have upgraded their relationship with cargo.one, a booking portal, to the level of strategic partnership. The expanded relationship adds cargo bookability to a further 59 countries, for a total of 75 worldwide. Cargo.one allows forwarders to find live offers and then compare and book general cargo, passive pharma and perishable goods. Each option is offered in td.pro (standard speed) and td.flash (high priority) speed. Now, in addition to the Lufthansa Cargo website, cargo.one will be an attractive option with optimized booking functions for general cargo, up to 10 tons in particular.
In Thursday’s announcement, Lufthansa Cargo’s Chief Commercial Officer, Ashwin Bhat, said,
“Our customers value digital services that help them being utmost efficient. Hence, we recommend them to use cargo.one as the marketplace to retrieve live offers, compare and book. We are pleased to now offer the cargo.one channel to more than 90 percent of our customers. The ambition of cargo.one to have maximum offer quality and confirmed bookings, providing maximum ease of use is paying off in an improved customer experience. At the same time, we are continuously expanding our pioneering role in the field of digitalization with our partner.”
Also commenting on the expanded commercial cooperation, cargo.one’s Co-CEO, Moritz Claussen, added,
“The expansion of Lufthansa Cargo’s excellent capacity on cargo.one is great news for our thriving user base of many thousands of forwarders in all corners of the world. cargo.one and Lufthansa Cargo teams are further combining their expertise to co-innovate and provide new and exciting ways to drive value and success for freight forwarders.”
Cargo.one’s platform has already been available for five years, and is based on a well-developed algorithm, which is precise and user friendly. On the marketplace, freight forwarders can find the broadest Lufthansa Cargo offering from nearly all markets. The platform’s mature ‘best’ offer algorithm delivers a powerful tool to support offer comparisons for customers. The booking process with the default auto assignment of new AWB numbers is highly appreciated, as is the booking update and transport monitoring features.
With revenue of €4.6 billion and 7.2 billion freight ton kilometers in 2022, Lufthansa Cargo is one of the world’s leading air freight companies, employing approximately 4,100 team members worldwide. The cargo carrier serves around 300 destinations in over 100 countries with a dedicated fleet of freighters, as well as belly-hold cargo capacity of passenger aircraft operated by Lufthansa German Airlines, Austrian Airlines, Brussels Airlines, Eurowings Discover and SunExpress.
In 2022, the company reached important milestones such as the investment of continuous expansion of the Boeing 777F fleet, the expansion of short and medium-haul networks with Airbus A321 freighters, and the continuation of the SAF program. The airline is currently equipping their fleet of dedicated 777 Freighters with Sharkskin technology to reduce drag, and expand their SAF program to further reduce CO2 emissions. The company also operates an extensive road feeder service network. Lufthansa Cargo is a wholly owned subsidiary of Deutsche Lufthansa AG and is the Group’s logistics specialist.
Source: Lufthansa Cargo