All Nippon Airways (ANA) has joined the cargo.one air cargo-booking platform as it continues its digital drive. The company said that it would benefit from gaining access to cargo.one’s European customers base and that the move will simplify the booking process for ANA’s existing customers.
ANA and cargo.one started the integration of their core systems in mid-January and are hoping to make ANA Cargo capacity available on the platform early in the second quarter of 2020.
Toshiaki Toyama, Senior Vice President of ANA said that “Partnering with leading online booking platform cargo.one will help to accelerate our ambition to digitally transform our business within the coming years and to focus even more on our customer needs. With cargo.one we enable freight forwarders to book our capacity offers in a fast and frictionless manner, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.”
ANA already has a cargo joint venture agreement with Lufthansa Airlines, which already offers its capacity on cargo.one and has invested in the platform. In 2019, the platform distributed more than 2.2m instantly bookable real-time offers to customers – averaging more than 6,000 a day.
Moritz Claussen, Managing Director of cargo.one said, “We are very happy to welcome major Asian carrier ANA to the platform and to support the airline to extend its reach into the European market while offering a first-class booking experience to customers.”
Claussen added, “ANA’s strong network in Asia will boost overall capacities available to cargo.one customers on important trade lanes, and will thus help to add to the digital platform’s monthly growth rate of on average 20%. As cargo.one continues to expand rapidly we are looking forward to adding even more capacity on major trade lanes to Asia.”
With each new airline joining the platform, the technology company said it sees a strong increase in bookings per user. As well as the joint venture with ANA, cargo.one also saw Etihad Cargo and Nippon Cargo Airlines join its platform at the end of 2019 and expects additional airlines to join in 2020.