Malaysian freight forwarder TASCO has signed up to use RedCargo, the online freight booking platform of AirAsia. This is the first direct partnership between the global freight forwarder and AirAsia’s cargo and logistics platform as it builds its presence in the cargo market.
TASCO will now be able to book space anywhere on AirAsia’s network, a useful delivery tool of over 320 routes to more than 130 airports across 25 markets in Asia, Australia, the Middle East and the US.
“With more than 50% of our network capacity still available for partners to book, RedCargo is open for business. We are confident that we will play an increasingly important role in facilitating trade and e-commerce fulfilment within Asean and across key trade lanes passing through Asia,” Peter Chareonwongsak, CEO of RedCargo Logistics said hinting at the markets RedCargo is eyeing.
Linking with AirAsia, Malaysia’s largest airline by fleet size and destination, will allow TASCO to expand its domestic and regional business, said Freddie Lim, managing director of TASCO.
RedCargo Logistics is a wholly-owned subsidiary of AirAsia Group and the exclusive provider of cargo capacity for AirAsia and AirAsia X airlines. TASCO is a subsidiary of Yusen Logistics Co., Ltd., the logistics arm of the NYK Group. Officials from neither company were available to discuss the deal.
In another signal of AirAsia’s increased cargo presence AirAsia X, the groups long-haul affiliate has extended its ULD management agreement with Unilode Aviation Solutions, who provide ULD management and repair solutions, until 2023.
“Unilode’s commitment to invest in a mutually beneficial partnership has convinced AirAsia X that the renewed ULD management agreement will further drive efficiencies, load capacity and the digitalisation of its cargo business powered by RedCargo. AirAsia X and RedCargo look forward to continuing this partnership,” Chareonwongsak said.