HNA Cargo, a Chinese air logistics group, has joined forces with digital booking platform cargo.one to provide freight forwarders in 107 markets with access to its air cargo capacity.
This partnership marks HNA Cargo’s first international digital sales venture.
HNA Cargo manages multiple air cargo subsidiaries, including Hainan Airlines, Tianjin Air Cargo, Suparna Airlines, and Hong Kong Air Cargo.
Through cargo.one, forwarders worldwide will have immediate digital access to HNA Cargo’s capacity for both imports and exports in China and the wider Asia Pacific region, as well as popular global destinations such as London, Paris, Hong Kong, Tel Aviv, Sydney, Tokyo, and Bangkok.
Qiushi Zheng, vice president of HNA Cargo, said: “With our network covering more than 300 cities and regions at home and abroad, HNA Cargo holds a strong resource advantage.
“This digital partnership helps ensure that we benefit fully from our transportation capacity and can achieve optimal distribution.
“As our first global digital sales channel, cargo.one adds value with its high-quality booking solutions and delivers us unique access to thousands of freight forwarders of all sizes through its impressive footprint.
“During our collaboration, cargo.one has impressed our teams with its technical proficiency and strength of purpose to accelerate and optimise our digital sales gains.”
Moritz Claussen, founder and co-chief executive of cargo.one, said: “We are delighted that HNA Group is choosing us to help deliver their digital ambitions.
“With currently more than 50 digitally connected airlines, no other platform can deliver forwarders access to such superior differentiated supply, whether through our web-based application or API suite.
“As the go-to partner for digital distribution, cargo.one will ensure that HNA Cargo offers are always front of mind in every relevant market.”
In the past 18 months, cargo.one has seen a 400 per cent growth in new airline and route combinations going live for digital booking.
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