Eastern Air Logistics, an integrated logistics service enterprise, has announced a ‘landmark partnership’ with cargo.one, a platform for booking and marketing air freight capacity.
The agreement is set to bring extensive capacity from both China Eastern Airlines and China Cargo Airlines to the cargo.one real-time digital booking platform.
The partnership reflects Eastern Air Logistics’ strategic focus to utilise the most modern and globally relevant partners for its digital transformation.
cargo.one says that the addition of Eastern Air Logistics capacities into its platform means freight forwarders and almost 5,000 forwarding offices worldwide will gain the most user-centric instant access to its valuable capacity into China and across Asia Pacific.
Jonathan Xu, general manager of the Logistics Solutions Business Department at Eastern Air Logistics, said: “A clear benefit of partnering with cargo.one is the strength of its insights, proactive partnership support and the valuable best practices for digital that we are gaining for our first steps into digital distribution.”
Moritz Claussen, founder and co-chief executive officer of cargo.one, said: “It is vital that every freight forwarder globally has rapid and seamless access to the best capacity options for China.
“cargo.one and Eastern Air Logistics compliment each other perfectly in offering end to end agility and a great experience that forwarders can depend upon.”
Eastern Air Logistics leverages the extensive fleet of Boeing 777 and 747 freighters from China Cargo Airlines, along with the belly capacity available in almost 800 passenger aircraft of China Eastern Airlines.
The carrier offers 184 countries and regions and benefits from state-of-the-art air cargo depot facilities at major Chinese hub airports including Shanghai, Beijing, Kunming, Xi’an and Wuhan.
Starting in summer 2023, freight forwarders will be able to book Eastern Air Logistics capacity using the cargo.one marketplace, gaining access to trade lanes between China and hubs including within Europe (Frankfurt, London, Budapest and Amsterdam), in North America (New York, Los Angeles and Toronto), and in Asia Pacific (Singapore, Kuala Lumpur and Ho Chi Minh).