IBS Software and CargoAi have announced a partnership which aims to boost air cargo revenues.

    By partnering with CargoAi, IBS said its iCargo customers could extend their presence in new and existing markets by leveraging digital sales and distribution services.

    The companies have been working together since July 2020 to build an integration between iCargo and CargoAI using a scalable, API-based architecture.

    IBS Software’s SVP & head of cargo & logistics Ashok Rajan said: “Through this partnership, CargoAi and IBS Software have invested in creating platform-level integration to give our customers more choices on channels to digitally connect with their clients, faster time-to-market for such capabilities, and to do so with very little effort.

    “We believe that innovation can be fast-tracked by partnering with companies like CargoAi bringing in new and improved ways of doing business like in sales and distribution, which is still very antiquated and legacy-based in the air cargo industry.”

    The partners noted there was no need for expensive bespoke IT development or complex system integration projects for the API-based integration between platforms to work.

    CargoAi’s CEO Matthieu Petot commented: “The integration currently covers real-time e-booking and e-quoting, flight availability searches and shipment tracking. Lots of other possibilities exist, but this partnership is already showing just how essential synergies are in order to make digitalisation accessible to all stakeholders in our industry, a goal that we share with IBS.”