In another milestone for the digital booking platform, cargo.one is making its foray into the Middle East market with a distribution agreement with Saudia Cargo.
Freight forwarders will be able to book real-time quotes on the platform, with additional access to routes across the Middle East, Africa, Europe, Asia, and the US. Saudia will go live starting from the second quarter of 2021.
“With cargo.one, we expect to further improve our operational efficiency. The pandemic has reinforced the importance of flexibility and speed in air cargo, with simplicity and process optimization being keys to success,” said Teddy Zebitz, cargo chief at the airline.
“It will also enable us to quickly share and promote our ever-evolving freighter and passenger freighter network – such as our recently launched 5-weekly Liège-Riyadh service,” he added.
The airline is rapidly growing its fleet in line with Saudi Arabia’s vision to become the region’s leading freight and logistics hub, and it believes digital transformation will be key to this agenda. Moritz Claussen, founder and managing Director of cargo.one, is delighted that the company will play a fundamental role in the flag carrier’s digital transformation.
“Saudia Cargo is a prime example of an airline that leverages and augments its existing systems to take a leap into the future of capacity distribution and pricing. We look forward to working in close collaboration with Saudia Cargo and its general sales agents around the world to jointly ensure that customers will always enjoy a first-class booking experience,” Claussen stated.
The new agreement with the airline underlines cargo.one’s commitment to strengthening its market position as the leading distribution channel for cargo airlines. A couple of weeks back, the company announced a deal with Air Canada as it looks to enter the North America market, which is set to be finalised by month end.