Cathay Cargo opens new application programming interface

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Cathay Cargo has opened a new application programming interface (API) that provides global forwarder DB Schenker with access to Cathay Cargo’s Click & Ship booking platform on its own in-house system, enabling the forwarder to check space, make bookings and secure instant confirmation from Cathay Cargo’s inventory.

Now Kuehne+Nagel, DHL Global Forwarding, DSV and DB Schenker have the ability to access Click & Ship through their own systems.

Tom Owen, Director Cargo, said: “At Cathay Cargo, we continue to use digital technologies in order to improve the efficiency in doing business with our customers.

“These API links are designed to improve the freight booking experience and increase productivity by offering customers access to our inventory 24/7 via their own platforms.

“We are delighted to enhance our partnership with DB Schenker though this new API link, who now join our other connected forwarder partners.”

DB Schenker Executive Vice President Global Air Freight Asok Kumar said: “Having quick access to spot pricing from our air carrier partners is a critical enabler that allows us to respond to our customers’ need for competitive rates within short turnaround times.

“The direct API connectivity built into the Transport Management System with our preferred carrier partner Cathay Cargo is supporting our Operations and Procurement teams worldwide to achieve this goal.

“This great collaboration between DB Schenker and Cathay Cargo serves to further strengthen our already well-established relationship and cooperation.”