With WebCargo, China Southern Air Logistics becomes first Chinese carrier to offer China import eBookings
December 6, 2022
China Southern Air Logistics unlocks instant Chinese import bookings for freight forwarders worldwide. Carriers on WebCargo now account for over 50% of air cargo capacity, with connections to over 10,000 forwarding offices on platform
December 6, 2022 – China Southern Air Logistics, the cargo arm of China Southern Airlines, is partnering with WebCargo, the leading digital booking and payments platform, to offer forwarders real-time rates, capacity, and eBookings. Shipments originating in China represent one of the largest segments of global air cargo trade, accounting for 7.3 million metric tons of a global 65.7 million metric tons. Forwarders around the world, including the 3,500 freight forwarders in over 10,000 offices that already use WebCargo, will gain direct access to China Southern’s leading coverage into this key region.
These forwarders will also benefit from WebCargo’s combination of real-time booking with digital payments, helping forwarders quickly begin booking and reconciling payments with China Southern Air Logistics, as well as other carriers.
“Digital transformation has become key to staying ahead. We are happy to embrace e-solutions to optimize our sales, and believe our cooperation with WebCargo will bring considerable added value to our customers. Aiming to become a competitive global integrated logistics provider, China Southern Air Logistics will devote great efforts to enhancing our digital capabilities to provide quality service.” said Mr. Chengqing TAO, Executive Vice President of China Southern Air Logistics.
“eBookings are already transforming air cargo in many parts of the world, and now also in the key market of China. Allowing freight forwarders direct access to China import bookings is critical for global supply chain reliability and access,” said Zvi Schreiber, CEO of the Freightos Group. “We’re privileged to partner with a leading Chinese carrier, China Southern Air Logistics, to bring new-found efficiency to freight forwarders globally. In just four years, Digital Air Cargo, or DAC, has gone from zero, to airlines with more than 50% of worldwide capacity available electronically on WebCargo. We congratulate the air cargo industry on this rapid digital revolution.”
Forwarders not yet using WebCargo can register for a free account at www.webcargo.co/csa to access instant electronic bookings with China Southern and most other major carriers.
About China Southern Air Logistics
Being the cargo arm of China Southern Airlines, China Southern Air Logistics undertakes all cargo business from the parent company.
Currently, China Southern Air Logistics operates 14 B777 freighters with more than 60 flights per week, flying from Guangzhou, Shanghai, Shenzhen, and Chongqing to Amsterdam, London, Frankfurt, Los Angeles, and Chicago. Expanding its freighter fleet in the near future, the company plans to launch more international freighter routes from China to major cities in the world.
Ranking among top 5 in terms of aircraft fleet in the world, China Southern’s well-developed belly network has enabled China Southern Air Logistics to provide extensive belly capacity covering China, radiating throughout Asia, linking Europe, America, Oceania, and Africa. With more than 880 aircraft and 1000 plus flight routes, the Air Logistics company can carry cargo and mail to over 170 destinations around the globe.
China Southern Air Logistics’ product portfolio includes CZ-Speed for express cargo, CZ-Special for specialized service, CZ-Exclusive for customized solutions, CZ-Transfer for diversified transfer options, and CZ-standard for general cargo. Its dedicated cargo team is always ready to offer quality service to meet customer needs.
About WebCargo, a Freightos Group Company
WebCargo is the most advanced digitization platform for logistics service providers.
WebCargo Air is the leading platform for live air cargo rate distribution and bookings between hundreds of airlines and 3,500+ forwarders across over 10,000 forwarding offices. Partners using fully digital eBooking and rate distribution on WebCargo include over 30 airlines, including American Airlines, Turkish Airlines, Lufthansa, Etihad Cargo, Air France KLM, IAG Cargo, SAS, Qatar Airways, El Al, and Emirates SkyCargo. Freight forwarders can access dynamic capacity, pricing, and eBooking by signing up for free at webcargo.co.
WebCargo joined the Freightos Group in 2016. The Freightos Group also operates freightos.com, the world’s largest digital freight platform for the trillion-dollar international shipping industry, and the Freightos Baltic Index, the only daily container index, in collaboration with the Baltic Exchange.
Founded by serial entrepreneur Zvi Schreiber, Freightos is a logistics technology pioneer with a worldwide presence, and has raised over $120 million from leading venture funds, including GE Ventures, Aleph and the Singapore Exchange. In June 2022, Freightos announced that it would merge with GESHER I (Nasdaq: GIAC) with the intent of going public on the Nasdaq (FROS).