Nordic airline Wideroe to expand eBookings on WebCargo

eBookings also complements Wideroe’s focus on emission reduction including use of emissions-friendly turboprop planes

Nordic airline Wideroe to expand eBookings on WebCargo

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Wideroe, the innovative Nordic airline, announced a new partnership with WebCargo by Freightos to deliver real-time rates, capacity and eBookings on the cargo booking platform, reaching 3,500+ forwarders across 10,000 offices globally.

"Forwarders now have access to air cargo shipments from Norway, Denmark, and the United Kingdom through Wideroe’s unique network. With WebCargo, Wideroe stands ahead of the curve in digitisation for regional carriers, delivering world-class digital freight pricing and booking services," says a release from WebCargo.

With this partnership, airlines that represent well over 50 percent of total global air cargo capacity are available on WebCargo, the release added. "eBookings also complements Wideroe’s focus on emission reduction, including the use of emissions-friendly turboprop planes and more. As other industries have shown, digital booking can improve utilisation. For air cargo, this could improve load factors, which IATA calculates to be in the mid-50 percent. By combining Wideroe’s uniquely sustainable fleet with WebCargo’s inline CO2 calculator, forwarders can also make informed booking decisions that help reduce emissions."

Thomas Lone, Cargo Manager, Wideroe says: “We are very happy to finally be able to offer our capacity on the WebCargo platform. The CO2-emissions calculation done by the platform is something that we in Wideroe welcomes as it enables the customers not only to take an active choice when it comes down to the price but also the impact on the environment."

Manel Galindo, CEO, WebCargo by Freightos

Manel Galindo, CEO, WebCargo by Freightos adds: “We share Wideroe’s commitment to both deliver a top-tier air cargo experience but also to forge a more sustainable industry. We’re delighted to help carriers like Wideroe increase informational awareness at the point of booking to reduce capacity underutilisation, increase air cargo efficiency, and improve global supply chains.”

The airline’s fleet of 40+ Bombardier Dash 8 aircraft and three Embraer E190-E2 aircraft serves over 40 domestic and international destinations. Wideroe has a turnover of kr 3.5 billion ($329 million), carries 2.8 million passengers annually and has 3,500 employees, the release added.

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