Eastern Air Logistics taps WebCargo to fuel global growth

Partnership with WebCargo makes Eastern Air Logistics 1st Chinese carrier with real-time ex-China eBooking and payments

Eastern Air Logistics taps WebCargo to fuel global growth
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Eastern Air Logistics (EAL), the logistics arm of China Eastern Airlines, the first all-cargo airline in China, announced a new partnership with WebCargo by Freightos, the leading cargo booking and payment platform, to deliver eBooking and payments to global forwarders of all sizes.

"This partnership provides a seamless, end-to-end solution for customers looking to move cargo from the largest global export country to the West, beginning with ex-China coverage to North America, Europe and Asia and from Europe to China. Eastern Air Logistics was first made available for bookings on WebCargo last week," says a release from Freightos.

EAL gains access to WebCargo's network of over 10,000 freight forwarding offices who already conduct thousands of bookings every day, the release added. "WebCargo's platform allows EAL to streamline their booking and payment processes, and expand their customer base with an easy and efficient way to price, book, and pay for air freight in just minutes."

With 16 full cargo freighters from China Cargo Airlines, belly space of nearly 800 passenger airplanes from China Eastern Airlines and the airline resources backed by SkyTeam Alliance, EAL expands its global network to 1,088 destinations in 184 countries and regions around the world, the release said.

“Digital is the way forward," says Jonathan Xu, General Manager, Logistics Solutions Business Department, EAL. "Our digital sales platform EOS, which laid the foundation for this cooperation, is built on top of technology initiatives such as the Shanghai Pudong Airport Smart Logistics. Partnering with WebCargo means EAL will continue to grow and expand its global customer base by providing forwarders seamless access to our considerable capacity exporting from and importing to Shanghai, and competitive rates."

Joyce Tai, Executive Vice President, Worldwide Partnerships, Freightos adds: “This partnership is great news for every freight forwarder. No other platform offers booking and payment access to EAL’s capacity. Through EAL, we can offer our customers even more options for air freight between China and the West with credit lines and seamless wallet functionality that will get their cargo booked and paid for in minutes.”

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