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Finnair Cargo and WiseTech Global partner for system to system booking connectivity


Finnair Cargo and WiseTech Global (ASX:WTC), provider of world-leading logistics execution platform CargoWise, have partnered to enable freight forwarders to efficiently choose, book, confirm and change shipments, in real-time from within the CargoWise platform.

In addition to local Sales and Reservations teams, Finnair Cargo uses an extensive toolkit to serve its customers via multiple online platforms too, and the new agreement enables direct system-to-system booking channels, connecting freight forwarders through CargoWise directly with Finnair Cargo's global capacities.

"The direct data exchange with CargoWise allows us to share live data during the whole lifecycle from booking through to the execution of the Air Waybill, providing a seamless experience for our customers, without having to leave the CargoWise platform. As bookings are confirmed more quickly, it also enables Finnair Cargo to better optimize our capacity and quickly respond to shipment and market changes. We are considering expanding the data shared to also include AWB and customs information which makes this partnership with WiseTech even more valuable," said Fredrik Wildtgrube, Finnair Cargo Senior Vice President. 

Jorre Cobelens, Vice President – Logistics Data and Connectivity, WiseTech Global, said “Air cargo operators must operate in a constantly changing market where flight routes and allowable cargo may need to respond to sanctions, natural disasters, strikes, capacity constraints and fluctuating rates. Finnair Cargo’s enhanced direct eBooking interface provides freight forwarders with easy access to timely information to make informed decisions with transparency at every stage of the process. It improves efficiency and flexibility for the airline and their customers – which is particularly important for sensitive cargo.

“Our vision is for CargoWise to be the operating system for global logistics, increasing, productivity, visibility and data security across the end-to-end ecosystem. CargoWise now enables direct data exchange with most API connectable airlines, including Finnair Cargo, which helps bring this to reality,” said Mr Cobelens. 

Key benefits

•    CargoWise users will get direct access (through API) to Finnair Cargo’s real-time availability and rates with the possibility to make bookings directly from their own system
•    More efficient, productive and simple booking process for the forwarders
•    Minimize human errors through fewer touch points in shipment data transfer
•    Support digital transformation/development in the industry

Finnair Cargo capacities will be available through CargoWise platform in the following countries: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand and the US. 

Booking practicalities

•    Freesale and allotment bookings possible
•    Selected special cargo bookings possible - further information from you Finnair Cargo contact
•    Loose cargo bookings only (no built-up units, BUPs)
•    Finnair Cargo's local maximum booking limits through online channels apply

For further information please contact your local Finnair Cargo contact.

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About WiseTech Global

WiseTech Global is a leading developer and provider of software solutions to the logistics execution industry globally. Our customers include over 18,000  of the world’s logistics companies across more than 165 countries, including 42 of the top 50 global third-party logistics providers and 24 of the 25 largest global freight forwarders worldwide . Our flagship platform, CargoWise, forms an integral link in the global supply chain and executes over 72 billion data transactions annually. 

Our mission is to change the world by creating breakthrough products that enable and empower those that own and operate the supply chains of the world. At WiseTech, we are relentless about innovation, adding over 4,600 product enhancements to our global platform in the last five years while bringing meaningful continual improvement to the world’s supply chains. Our breakthrough software solutions are renowned for their powerful productivity, extensive functionality, comprehensive integration, deep compliance capabilities, and truly global reach. Please visit  WiseTech Global or CargoWise homepage for more information.

About Finnair Cargo

Finnair Cargo is a modern air cargo carrier offering fast, high-quality transport between Asia, Europe and North America, through its Helsinki hub. Finnair Cargo specializes in temperature-controlled cargo, such as pharmaceuticals, seafood and other perishables. The operations at its state-of-the-art COOL Nordic Cargo Hub at Helsinki Airport are designed using modern technology and data monitoring systems to enhance efficiency and transparency in air cargo logistics. 
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