Unisys and SAS Cargo announce partnership extension

SAS Cargo president and CEO, Leif Rasmussen

SAS Cargo Group A/S and Unisys Corporation (NYSE: UIS) have extended their partnership with the carrier now offering its air freight services through Unisys’ Cargo Portal platform. Cargo Portal is one of the world’s most popular multi-carrier air cargo booking portals, processing more than one million bookings per year and providing carriers with access to more than 6,000 forwarders and shippers worldwide. 

Signed in the third quarter, SAS Cargo’s services are now available to book via Unisys’ Cargo Portal, which is fully integrated with Unisys Cargo Core application, to ensure seamless freight management across all channels. Cargo Portal complements SAS Cargo’s existing systems to support increased online demand for its services, reach customers in new markets and generate higher volumes of self-service bookings.  

“Our partnership with Unisys supports our dedication to digital-first services. Our objective is to drive the digital transformation of air cargo by making it easier to do business and deliver a first-class customer experience,” commented Leif Rasmussen, president and chief executive officer, SAS Cargo. “Unisys helps us with this objective and the portal will increase SAS Cargo’s visibility to customers with booking needs. We are extremely excited about leveraging the Cargo Portal community, reaching new clients and growing our self-service booking quota.”

Cargo Portal’s ‘Search Availability and Pricing’ capability gives SAS Cargo real-time visibility of its capacity and prices for specific flights that users are booking against – dynamic pricing optimises capacity usage and flight profitability by processing freight dimensions during booking.   

“Unisys has supported SAS Cargo since 2003 and we look forward to expanding its digital capabilities with Cargo Portal to meet the requirements of forwarders and shippers quickly and easily,” commented Bill Brown, vice president and general manager, Unisys EMEA. “Cargo Portal provides the opportunity to address new revenue streams and provide a great user experience by simplifying the booking and freight management process.” 

Cargo Portal brings together a global ecosystem of forwarders, sales agents, handlers and some of the world’s largest cargo carriers. The service is free to use for all forwarders and shippers and provides instant access to multiple carriers to perform one-stop searches, check dynamic pricing, make and manage bookingstrack shipments and handle freight claims, amongst other carrier services, securely via any device.