Ethiopian Cargo partners with digital enabler cargo.one to lift off its first ever digital sales
- Ethiopian Cargo turns to digital expert cargo.one to empower its digital transformation and first steps into digital sales
- Collaboration with cargo.one will unlock notable global sales potential for Africa’s largest network operator
- cargo.one is the industry partner of choice for carriers seeking to transform and ensure best-in-class digital experience
Addis Ababa | Berlin, May 11, 2023 – Ethiopian Cargo and cargo.one today announced a significant partnership to offer the Ethiopian national carrier’s capacities for instant booking on the air cargo booking marketplace. Comprising its debut digital sales channel, cargo.one now has an important collaborative role in transforming access to Ethiopian Cargo services for freight forwards all across the world. Ethiopian Cargo gains cargo.one’s vast digital sales expertise to enrich and propel its digitalization journey.
Ethiopian Cargo is pursuing a trajectory of ambitious growth in its mission to become among the top 20 cargo airlines worldwide by 2025. Operating Africa’s largest air cargo network, the airline currently stretches its wings to 130 destinations using both its freighters and passenger services. In addition to its connectivity, Ethiopian Cargo offers forwarders great flexibility, including high speed and priority shipments. Ethiopian Cargo has benefited from recent market evolution and is poised to benefit further.
By joining an established, high-performing digital marketplace, Ethiopian Cargo will grow its visibility with agents worldwide and further enrich its brand into the digital realm. On cargo.one, the airline can trust that customers receive the very best digital standards for accessibility, online experience and control in the booking of its capacities. Ethiopian Cargo joins over 40 of the world’s leading airlines that leverage cargo.one as a robust digital sales channel with customer centricity at its core.
Mr. Mesfin Tasew, Ethiopian Airlines Group Chief Executive Officer, comments, “Digital sales will become a vital part of our future. Joining forces with cargo.one is the natural choice when looking for an experienced partner to enable the transition to digital sales. Collaboratively, we will extend Ethiopian Cargo’s reach and launch digital customer experiences at the very top of the league. cargo.one as a partner shares our own passion and drive to help boost Ethiopian Cargo to become a digital cargo role model not only for Africa, but internationally”.
“We are honored to play a pivotal role in the digital transformation of Ethiopian Cargo as its primary digital sales channel. Many thousands of forwarders on cargo.one now look forward to a new age of access and convenience for its capacities. For Ethiopian Cargo, this key step forward will be instrumental in powering sales and brand growth, and seizing more of its huge potential for important freight markets”, adds Moritz Claussen, Founder & Co-CEO of cargo.one.
Ethiopian Cargo is now working side by side with cargo.one experts and relying on insights from cargo.one 360leap, to optimize its offer quality and experiences, and to fully capitalize on the airline’s strengths and exclusive offers for the African continent. cargo.one will apply its global expertise to ensure that Ethiopian Cargo develops as a strong digital proposition.
Available in 76 countries globally, cargo.one is long established as the go-to digital choice for airline and agent rates in seconds rather than hours, with instant real time booking. cargo.one innovations help both agents and partner airlines to thrive from digital. For example, cargo.one pro now delivers seamless agent-to-agent bookings, and equips forwarders to raise efficiencies, build trust and win new business around the clock.
From late Summer 2023, freight forwarders using cargo.one can book Ethiopian Cargo capacity to a wide range of regions including throughout Africa, Europe, North America and Asia Pacific.
About Ethiopian Cargo
Ethiopian Airlines (Ethiopian) is the fastest-growing airline in Africa. In its seventy-Seven years of operation, Ethiopian has become one of the continent’s leading carriers, unrivaled in efficiency and operational success. Ethiopian commands the lion’s share of the Pan-African passenger and cargo network, operating the youngest and most modern fleet to more than 130 international passenger and 67 cargo destinations across five continents. Ethiopian fleet includes ultra-modern and environmentally friendly aircraft such as Airbus A350, Boeing 787-8, Boeing 787-9, Boeing 777-300ER, Boeing 777-200LR, Boeing 777-200 Freighter, Boeing 767-300F, Boeing 737-800F, and Bombardier Q-400 double cabin with an average fleet age of seven years. Ethiopian is the first airline in Africa to own and operate these aircraft. Ethiopian is currently implementing a 15-year strategic plan called Vision 2035 that will see it become the leading aviation group in Africa with Seven business units: Ethiopian International Services, Ethiopian Cargo & Logistics Services, Ethiopian Skylight Hotel, Ethiopian Aviation University, Ethiopian MRO Services, Ethiopian ADD Hub Ground Services, Ethiopian Airports Services and Ethiopian Express Services (Domestic). Ethiopian is a multi-award-winning airline registering an average growth of 25% in the past seven years.
Founded in 2017, cargo.one (Cargo One GmbH) is a platform for booking and marketing air freight capacity. Used in close to 5000 forwarding offices in dozens of countries, cargo.one offers instantly bookable quotes across 40+ airlines, and was the first booking platform of its kind. Accredited freight agents can search, compare and book in real-time with an immediate booking confirmation. cargo.one pro enables importers to compare and book rates instantly with other verified forwarding partners 24/7. Export agents can win new business from import agents worldwide, all secured with global non-payment protection.
Operating as a virtual-first company, the cargo.one team combines international business experience, expertise in B2B technology transformations, and air cargo market knowledge.
cargo.one has partnered with dozens of global airlines such as Lufthansa, IAG Cargo, Singapore Airlines Cargo, Air Canada, LATAM, TAP Air Portugal, Finnair, Etihad, All Nippon Airways, JALCARGO, Nippon Cargo Airlines, Air France KLM Martinair Cargo, Turkish Cargo and Qatar Airways Cargo, while serving a fast-growing user base of freight forwarding companies, including leading players such as Hellmann Worldwide Logistics, Agility Logistics, DACHSER and Flexport. The company won the award for ‘Information Technology for the air cargo industry’ in World Air Cargo Awards 2022 and 2021, the 'International IT Systems Provider of the Year’ Award 2023, 'Air Business of the Year' at the UK Logistics Awards 2022, and an Air Cargo News award in 2020. cargo.one is a Trustee of The International Air Cargo Association TIACA, the highest level of membership.
cargo.one has raised significant funding to date from internationally prominent investors including Bessemer Venture Partners, Index Ventures, Creandum, Next 47, Point Nine Capital and Lufthansa Cargo.
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