Air New Zealand has joined Unisys Cargo Portal Services (CPS) to allow current and prospective freight forwarding clients to book and track shipments online.
Unisys says the online portal will enable freight forwarders to interact with multiple carriers via a single website to view availability, make bookings and track shipments, as well as other services including producing electronic air waybills and interacting with customs systems.
Unisys senior vice president and president – Enterprise Solutions, Eric Hutto says CPS will help Air New Zealand expand its global reach by allowing more freight forwarders to choose the airline, saying: “We understand how important freight management is. In the case of delivering fresh food, fragile pharmaceuticals or valuable items, freight forwarders need to be able to quickly view availability and book shipments with reliable airlines such as Air New Zealand.”
Air New Zealand has used Unisys Logistics Management System (LMS) since 2010, and Unisys vice president and global lead of travel and transportation, Dheeraj Kohli says: “As Air New Zealand already uses Unisys LMS, we can leverage the data in the cargo operations system to bring them online quickly. And because they pay on a transaction basis, costs relate directly to value.”
Air New Zealand operates more than 590 international flights per week serving 32 cities in 18 countries.
It has three dedicated international cargo terminals in New Zealand, in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch, as well as a North America hub in Los Angeles, with gateways in Honolulu, Houston, San Francisco and Vancouver.