JetBlue Cargo, operated by AeroNex Cargo to go the digital route for US forwarders via WebCargo
The innovative US carrier is slated to enable seamless booking and payment on WebCargo, the leading cargo-booking platform
Domestic cargo plays a key role in US trade, reaching over 20 billion cargo revenue ton-miles in 2021. As air cargo expands across a range of sectors, freight forwarder demand for transparent, efficient pricing and booking is driving innovation and digitalization at top airlines.
JetBlue Cargo, via AeroNex Cargo has recently announced that it will be gradually rolling out access to instant pricing, booking, and payments for forwarders in the United States on WebCargo by Freightos, the cargo booking platform used by over 10,000 forwarding offices globally.
JetBlue leverages a fleet of Airbus A320 and A321s to offer 1-day, 2-day, and 3-day cargo service across over ten North American airports. With WebCargo, forwarders will be able to improve air cargo efficiency by accessing an industry-leading aggregation of carriers.
This partnership, which will roll out in early 2023, helps forwarders provide more efficient and competitive service for customers. Combined with WebCargo Pay, WebCargo’s integrated payment solution, forwarders can further improve booking efficiency.
“With air cargo being the fastest growing business segment in the aviation industry during and after the pandemic, taking this step of joining the WebCargo platform will allow JetBlue Cargo customers to access their cargo bookings in a matter of seconds. I am confident that with a great partner like WebCargo, it will allow us to better serve our customers. We are excited to participate in this technological tendency that is the beginning of the future of online cargo bookings.” said Patricio Sepulveda, Founder, and CEO of AeroNex Cargo, JetBlue's exclusive cargo representative.
“Moving air cargo efficiently and competitively is critical for increasingly complex supply chains,” said Camilo Garcia, VP of Global Business Development at WebCargo. “We’re excited to partner with JetBlue and AeroNex Cargo to scale eBookings and payments across our network of over 10,000 forwarding offices, and especially to our 7LFreight users in North America.”
AeroNex Cargo is a Miami-based company whose solutions allow airlines to turn to a managed service air cargo offering to accelerate the time to market of a digitalized solution while joining a larger network with an existing customer base.
WebCargo by Freightos is a leading global freight platform connecting carriers and forwarders by enabling simple and efficient freight pricing and booking between thousands of freight forwarders, including most of the top twenty global freight forwarders, and hundreds of airlines, ocean liners, and trucking carriers. Airlines on the platform reportedly represent over half of the global air cargo capacity.