HNA Cargo targets global digital sales with a substantial cargo.one partnership
- Freight forwarders will soon benefit from instantly bookable capacity from one of China’s largest air logistics groups, including Hainan Airlines
- For its first global digital sales channel, HNA Cargo turns to cargo.one as the industry front-runner for fully digital sales
- HNA Cargo gains valuable access to freight forwarders in 107 markets including large enterprise forwarders
Beijing | Berlin, January 10, 2024 – HNA Cargo, one of China’s largest air logistics groups and agent to China’s fourth largest airline, HNA Aviation Group, today announced it will partner with the cargo.one digital booking platform. Launching HNA Cargo’s first global digital sales, cargo.one will soon bring freight forwarders in 107 markets exciting new access to HNA Cargo capacity including routes into China and across Asia Pacific. The logistics group gains cargo.one’s award winning digital booking experience, as well as its global scale and experience, having already digitalized sales for over 50 airline partners.
HNA Cargo becomes the air logistics group partner that offers the largest number of portfolio airlines on cargo.one. As a power-house of Chinese air freight, HNA Cargo manages air cargo subsidiaries with a combined fleet of 600 aircraft spanning 11 airlines including Hainan Airlines, Capital Airlines, Tianjin Airlines and Suparna Airlines. HNA Cargo offers freight forwarders the significant global connectivity of 2000 international and domestic routes, including key trade lanes connecting China with USA, Europe, Australia, Middle East and extensively across Asia.
cargo.one brings HNA Cargo directly into the branches of forwarding companies in all corners of the world. Agents, including Top 10 global forwarders, use cargo.one to quote and book airline and agent rates quickly and efficiently 24/7 via both interfaces and APIs. HNA Cargo benefits from cargo.one’s customer-centric and seamless booking experience, guaranteed to every freight forwarder.
Mr. Qiushi Zheng, Vice President of HNA Cargo, comments, “With our network covering more than 300 cities and regions at home and abroad, HNA Cargo holds a strong resource advantage. This digital partnership helps ensure that we benefit fully from our transportation capacity and can achieve optimal distribution. As our first global digital sales channel, cargo.one adds value with its high quality booking solutions and delivers us unique access to thousands of freight forwarders of all sizes through its impressive footprint. During our collaboration, cargo.one has impressed our teams with its technical proficiency and strength of purpose to accelerate and optimize our digital sales gains.”
“We are delighted that HNA Group is choosing us to help deliver their digital ambitions. With currently more than 50 digitally connected airlines, no other platform can deliver forwarders access to such superior differentiated supply, whether through our web-based application or API suite. As the go-to partner for digital distribution, cargo.one will ensure that HNA Cargo offers are always front of mind in every relevant market”, says Moritz Claussen, Founder & Co-CEO of cargo.one.
HNA Cargo is implementing an ambitious digital transformation program, with market responsive digital sales comprising an important pillar for its growth. Gaining cargo.one’s technology and extensive experience means HNA Cargo can gain digital sales at scale and speed with low capital expenditure.
The deal comes at a time when cargo.one’s airline partners are pushing hard to bring as much capacity as possible into the digital arena. For example, in the past 18 months, cargo.one has seen 400% growth in new airline and route combinations going live for digital booking.
From Spring 2024, forwarders on cargo.one worldwide will have instant digital access to HNA Cargo capacity for imports and exports into China and across the region including key global destinations such as London, Paris, Hong Kong, Tel Aviv, Sydney, Tokyo and Bangkok.
About HNA Cargo
HNA Cargo Co., Ltd. was established in July 2010 as a member of HNA Aviation Group. In 2011, HNA Cargo Co., Ltd. realized its entity operation and officially joined Liaoning Fangda Group on December 8, 2021.
HNA Cargo Co., Ltd. is mainly engaged in the international and domestic belly business of 11 Airlines within Hainan Aviation Group, mainly covering: international and domestic cargo transportation agency, supply chain management services, customs declaration business, ground support value-added services, fresh trade and other businesses. We have established a strong transportation network with over 600 aircraft belly capacity, over 2000 routes, and coverage of over 300 cities and regions both domestically and internationally.
Founded in 2017, cargo.one (Cargo One GmbH) is a platform for booking and marketing air freight capacity. Trusted in over 5500 forwarding offices in 107 countries, cargo.one offers instant booking for airline and agent rates across more than 50 airlines, and was the first platform of its kind.
cargo.one pro equips agents to compare, book and track shipments, leveraging thousands of live and static rates, while importers can book instantly using other verified forwarding partners 24/7. Export agents win new business from import agents worldwide, all secured with global non-payment protection. cargo.one for enterprise offers an extensive range of API suites, delivering the strongest quality real-time market content through one endpoint. Leading forwarders worldwide rely upon cargo.one’s enterprise-ready solutions for instant customer quoting, pricing, and sales.
cargo.one partners with dozens of global airlines and airline groups including Lufthansa, IAG Cargo, Singapore Airlines Cargo, American Airlines, Air Canada, LATAM, TAP Air Portugal, Finnair, Etihad, All Nippon Airways, JAL CARGO, Nippon Cargo Airlines, Eastern Air Logistics, Air France KLM Martinair Cargo, Turkish Cargo and Qatar Airways Cargo.
cargo.one’s rapidly growing user base includes leading players such as Hellmann Worldwide Logistics, Agility Logistics, DACHSER and Flexport. The company has won awards including ‘Information Technology for the air cargo industry’ in the World Air Cargo Awards 2022 and 2021, 'Air Business of the Year' at the UK Logistics Awards 2022, the 'International IT Systems Provider of the Year’ Award 2023, and ‘Cargo Booking Platform of the Year’ in the Payload Asia Awards 2023. 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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