Covid-19 pandemic expedites ANA Cargo's digital expansion
JAPAN's All Nippon Airways' (ANA) cargo capacity is now available on the cargo
JAPAN's All Nippon Airways' (ANA) cargo capacity is now available on the cargo.one booking platform as the airline expands its digital booking capabilities.
The airline said it will now be able to provide real-time quotes for all available air cargo capacity on the booking platform. The partnership was first announced in February.
The airline added that the Covid-19 pandemic had accelerated the need for digital booking capabilities within the air cargo industry, London's Air Cargo News reported.
'ANA along with other airlines, has prioritised making it easier for freight forwarders to access and book capacity in a remote work setting,' the airline said.
'The Covid-19 pandemic has been a catalyst for the increased digital sourcing and booking behaviour of freight forwarders and has encouraged our companies to join together with an even stronger bond,' said Toshiaki Toyama, executive vice president of ANA.
'Through this partnership, ANA can now guarantee a secure, first-class digital booking experience on cargo.one. We are extremely excited to join the cargo.one family and look forward in the coming months to offering more products and services to freight forwarders around the world via the platform.'
The news comes as ANA adds cargo capacity to Germany, the UK and France. Other markets, such as the Netherlands, Belgium, Austria, Italy and Sweden will be 'available soon'.
Cargo.one recently announced that it had developed 'plug and play' capabilities with IBS Software meaning that airlines using the iCargo system, such as ANA, could easily offer their capacity on the booking platform.