WebCargo by Freightos is introducing a new functionality in the cargo booking platform that will streamline interlining between airline partners and reduce the time to book interline shipments from days to seconds.
The first booking was a test shipment by Qatar Airways Cargo on an ITA Airways flight.
Freightos explained that the process for cargo interlining is manual and frequently takes 24-48 hours to complete. Because of this, interlining is underused in cargo, whilst in the travel industry, close to 10 percent of all itineraries contain code-sharing.
With digital interlining, airlines can improve capacity utilization, broaden global coverage, and create new business opportunities.
“Waiting two days to price and book cargo that can circle the globe in under a day simply does not work” said Manel Galindo, CEO of WebCargo by Freightos.
“This new functionality brought together two carriers with no recent record of interlining together, which demonstrates the power of the new product. We’re privileged to collaborate with so many leading airlines, tapping digitization to support global supply chains.”
WebCargo added that IAG Cargo played a crucial role as a design partner, helping to identify and structure a platform-supported eBooking process.