K+N and Air France-KLM integrate electronic capacity booking systems
KUEHNE + Nagel and Air France KLM Martinair Cargo are working together to integrate their electronic booking processes to better match capacity with demand
KUEHNE + Nagel and Air France KLM Martinair Cargo are working together to integrate their electronic booking processes to better match capacity with demand. The solution will be rolled out in Europe and South Asia Pacific.
According to the proof of concept, the two companies have enabled total host-to-host connection through application programming interface (API) allowing for a system-based, integrated and interactive match between available capacity and demand, reported Mumbai's STAT Trade Times.
It is the first time that an air freight carrier and a global logistics provider have created a direct system-to-system connection that transforms manual quotation and capacity booking processes into a digital automated solution.
Customers will gain access to ad hoc quotations, dynamic pricing and real-time e-booking functionalities, as well as be able to make capacity availability inquiries.
Said Kuehne + Nagel board member Yngve Ruud: 'Thanks to the new interface, we increase speed, accuracy and efficiency - to the benefit of our air freight customers all over the globe.'
Said Air France-KLM cargo chief Marcel de Nooije: 'Enriching Kuehne + Nagel's in-house systems with our digital services is another step towards the digitisation of our industry.'