Qatar Airways Cargo is set to roll out a digital platform that will allow forwarders to conduct real-time eBookings, access live rates, and see available capacity with Qatar Airways Cargo via WebCargo, a Freightos Group company.
Rollout will begin with France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, South Africa and Spain on February 7. As part of the launch, the airline will offer the most competitive rates on WebCargo by introducing a discount scheme to forwarders, subject to eligibility, resulting in an average saving of US$ 0.06/kg for the first 20 000 shipments booked via the platform in these countries, says Qatar Airways chief officer cargo, Guillaume Halleux,.
“We are determined to push the development of WebCargo bookings and will also implement a number of special promotions further in the year.”
As of Q1 this year, more than 2 000 WebCargo forwarders and customers across over 10 000 global branches will have instant access to capacity and pricing.
“During the past months, we have introduced several digitalisation initiatives such as online rate distribution, ad hoc rate automation, track and trace, and availability via API. The future of air cargo is indeed digital and this change will definitely bring in efficiency across the supply chain.”