Freight forwarders now benefit from an ideal combination of cargo.one’s award-winning real-time booking solution and Qatar Airways Cargo’s global network spanning every continent. The launch reflects cargo.one’s rapid expansion during 2022 and continuing adoption of global capacity.
“The addition of Qatar Airway Cargo to cargo.one means that cargo.one users will now have the most user-friendly access to the largest cargo carrier in the world. From now on, booking Qatar Airways Cargo will take 5 clicks and less than 35 seconds. That’s a game changer,” Moritz Claussen, founder and co-CEO of cargo.one, said.
cargo.one’s global customers can now book Qatar Airways Cargo’s extensive capacities across many of the world’s most important markets – including North America, Europe, Japan, India and Brazil. The carrier currently offers customers more than 60 dedicated freighter destinations and over 150 passenger destinations, comprising excellent intercontinental connectivity. Across its operation, Qatar Airways Cargo utilises more than 250 aircraft (including 32 freighters), now bookable on cargo.one.
For freight forwarders using cargo.one, the launch of Qatar Airways Cargo facilitates 2,000 completely new O&D pairs, and 3,000 additional flights per month. As a digital leader, cargo.one now delivers the highest quality marketplace booking experience for Qatar Airways capacities.
“Our launch of Qatar Airways Cargo capacities is a significant milestone in cargo.one always delivering the best possible level of choice to freight forwarders”, Claussen said. “We are honored to be recognised as an important distribution channel within the airline’s omni-channel strategy. Our aim is to deliver Qatar Airways Cargo the most customer-friendly way to distribute their capacity worldwide”, he stated.
“As the world’s largest air cargo operator, we were of course keen to bring the Qatar Airways Cargo onto cargo.one. But there are a number of real synergies between the companies, such as a shared drive for excellence in the booking process, and placing the customer experience at the centre of everything,” Claussen added.
cargo.one offers Qatar Airways Cargo unrivaled access to vast numbers of active freight forwarders – both large enterprises and SME forwarders alike. As the solution of choice for thousands of forwarding branches worldwide, using cargo.one can typically cut the amount of time needed for planning and booking air cargo shipments by 50%. The addition of Qatar Airways Cargo’s network to cargo.one adds further weight to encourage and drive digital adoption in many markets. “This is undoubtedly a valuable proposition for the majority of our markets including key markets like North America, Europe, Japan, India and Brazil,” Claussen highlighted.
The partnership with cargo.one complements Qatar Airways Cargo’s far-reaching digital transformation program – a key component of the airline’s Next Generation concept. The launch reflects the airline’s pursuit of excellence in digital booking, and the strategy to leverage the highest quality, most popular sales channels in the air cargo market. As a result, forwarders now receive maximum value from both the airline’s outstanding reach and an elevated digital booking experience.
“Qatar Airways Cargo has been one of the top requested airlines on cargo.one. Working with the most important airlines for forwarders is important in encouraging every forwarding branch in all parts of the world to take the step and benefit from the cost and speed advantages and digital efficiencies. This levelling up in the freight forwarding industry is really possible when forwarders can transfer a more substantial proportion of their general cargo bookings to digital,” Claussen concluded.