Delta Cargo has partnered with online payment platform PayCargo and Unisys to offer customers an additional option to pay for their shipments’ destination charges.

    PayCargo is the world’s leading online payment platform for the air cargo and shipping industry. Its secure and easy-to-use system has cost benefits directly for Delta Cargo’s customers as it automates data flows, eliminates the need to send paper cheques and enables same-day release of cargo.

    To use the system, customers must first register via the PayCargo website. Customers will then receive updated charges information and efficiently process payments due at the destination. Once payment is made, Delta Cargo is notified in real-time to process the shipment and expedite shipment release.

    “Delta Cargo is focused on making it easy to do business with us and our new collaboration with PayCargo and Unisys does just that,” said Delta Cargo VP Shawn Cole.

    “As we strive to become the airline of choice for our customers, we know that offering secure payment options is one way we can achieve this.”

    PayCargo president and CEO of the Americas, Lionel van der Walt, said: “We are honoured to partner with such a prestigious carrier as Delta Air Lines.

    This collaboration, made possible through our integration with Unisys, will facilitate significant cost and operational efficiencies by enabling staff to expedite the release of cargo without the need for accessing multiple systems, as well as automating data flows to save time and avoid costly human errors.”

    Earlier this year, PayCargo launched a free communication mechanism 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 was introduced to help the freight community as it contends with widespread challenges across the supply chain due to the global coronavirus outbreak.

    Personnel moves at Delta Cargo

    In other news from Delta Cargo, Gonzalo Hernandez has been appointed as General Manager for cargo sales in Asia Pacific. As such, he will manage the cargo sales functions for Japan, Korea and Southeast Asia, including the cargo business for Delta’s joint venture partnership with Korean Air.

    Jonathan Corbi, who is based in Atlanta, will become interim GM for the Europe, Middle East, Africa and India region, following Hernandez’s move to Seoul, South Korea.

    Corbi, a nine-year Delta veteran, joined Delta Cargo’s Division Revenue Management team in 2013 with responsibility for interline products.

    Over the past seven years, he has held positions across the US and in Asia-Pacific. During the Covid-19 pandemic, Corbi has been leading the Delta Cargo Charter team from Atlanta, a dedicated unit focused on the safe and reliable transportation of essential goods around the world on aircraft that otherwise would have been parked.

    To date, Delta has operated more than 900 cargo-only flights.

    Hernandez, meanwhile, replaces Eric Anderson, who has returned to Atlanta to take up the position of director of cargo strategy, alliances and technology.

    In this role, Anderson will be responsible for leading the commercial strategy for cargo, including alliances, marketing and communications, product development and digital transformation.