FORT WORTH/BARCELONA – American Airlines Cargo is embracing Digital Cargo, providing over 10,000 global forwarders with access to live rates, capacity, and instant eBookings through partnership with WebCargo, a Freightos group company. With widespread supply chain disruptions and clogged ports creating chaos for shippers, more customers are looking to air cargo for fast and reliable global shipping. This partnership will help support the air cargo industry by offering customers increased service options and reliability despite these challenging conditions.
Bookings on American Airlines Cargo, one of the top carriers in North America, will be available via WebCargo’s platform across parts of Europe and North America in the first half of 2022 before expanding to other parts of the globe later in the year. With the pricing and capacity transparency offered by WebCargo, American can offer immediate booking options to even more customers and better support industry demand through the platform’s accessible, real-time data offering.
"Over the last two years, e-commerce volume has surged and demand for global freight has increased. American Airlines Cargo has continued to adapt and innovate in order to deliver excellent customer service, and the digital solutions provided by WebCargo create another important step forward in ensuring continued connectivity and visibility for customers,” said Jessica Tyler, President of American Airlines Cargo.
Manel Galindo, CEO of WebCargo added: “At WebCargo, we feel extremely grateful to be a part of the industry’s shift towards digitalization. We are proud of our role as the world’s largest global freight booking platform and are immensely gratified that American Airlines Cargo chose to begin offering digital air cargo booking first on the WebCargo platform. We look forward to expanding eBooking adoption across North America, a market which has been especially stretched due to supply chain issues and is ready for faster, more reliable digital solutions.”
The two companies are eager to see how their partnership will help modernize the air cargo industry and expand cargo capacity opportunities to even more customers around the globe.
Freight forwarders can register for access to American Airlines Cargo on the WebCargo platform at webcargo.co/american-airlines-cargo-booking.
American Airlines Cargo provides one of the largest cargo networks in the world with cargo terminals and interline connections across the globe. Every day, American transports cargo between major cities in the United States, Europe, Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, Latin America and Asia.
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WebCargo® is the most advanced digitization platform for logistics service providers.
WebCargo Air is the leading platform for live air cargo rate distribution and bookings between hundreds of airlines and 10,000+ forwarders. Partners using fully digital eBooking and rate distribution on WebCargo include over 30 airlines, including Turkish Airlines, Lufthansa, Etihad Cargo, Air France KLM, IAG Cargo, SAS, Qatar Airways, El Al, and AirBridgeCargo. Freight forwarders can access dynamic capacity, pricing, and eBooking by signing up for free at webcargo.co.
WebCargo AcceleRate® is the leading platform for enterprise freight forwarders to manage rates and automate sales, spanning ocean, air and land. Customers include Hellmann, Nippon Express, DSV Panalpina, and dozens more.
WebCargo joined the Freightos Group in 2016. The Freightos Group also operates freightos.com, the world’s largest digital freight platform for the trillion-dollar international shipping industry, and the Freightos Baltic Index, the only daily container index, in collaboration with the Baltic Exchange. Founded by serial entrepreneur Zvi Schreiber, Freightos is a logistics technology pioneer with a worldwide presence, and has raised $92 million from leading venture funds, including GE Ventures, Aleph and the Singapore Exchange.