PayCargo has launched a new free communication mechanism via its online payment platform that allows suppliers such as airlines, ship terminals, and maritime operators to share key information with the 20,000-plus payer users in the company’s online system.

    The service, which will allow suppliers to communicate the availability of new capacity options to payers, has been launched to help the freight community, as it contends with widespread challenges across the supply chain due to the global coronavirus (covid-19) outbreak.

    Delta Cargo and American Airlines Cargo are the first suppliers to make use of this free PayCargo community service.

    “PayCargo is in a unique position to help the broader cargo community during this time of crisis, by facilitating the flow of critical information between buyers and suppliers,” said president and CEO of the Americas at PayCargo Lionel van der Walt.

    “Our hope is that this service will help to bridge the gap between buyers and suppliers to facilitate the movement of goods to the benefit of the broader cargo and shipping community.”

    The covid-19 outbreak has caused airlines to cancel a significant percentage of their passenger schedules, a move that has heavily impacted on the logistics supply chain that relied on belly capacity to fly freight on these scheduled services.

    Many of PayCargo’s users have had to find new capacity to move cargo and airlines are identifying opportunities to utilise aircraft as efficiently as possible, such as making passenger aircraft available for charters or introducing new scheduled cargo flights.

    The free service will allow suppliers to communicate the availability of new capacity options to buyers and provide them with supplier contact details so that they can quickly connect and have access to much-needed available new capacity.

    Suppliers should contact PayCargo’s chief operating officer Juan Dieppa via email at jcdieppa@paycargo.com to take advantage of this new free service.

    Visit paycargo.com for more information.