Air France Cargo-KLM Cargo are now publishing all air cargo rates on OAG Cargo’s Air Freight Rates (AFRA) application to help freight forwarders make the most informed buying decisions to over 144 markets worldwide.
The airlines have established a global interface to OAG Cargo which will see the publication of 800,000 active and future rates for freight forwarders subscribing to AFRA. The application helps agents to get the best rate for every consignment by providing direct access to real-time air freight rates and information.
In addition to market rates, authorised AFRA users can also find promo rates and, when applicable, forwarders can find their own customer agreement rates.
Marc Baan, VP Marketing, E-distribution & Communications, AF-KL Cargo, said: ‘Publishing all AF-KL Cargo rates, including promo rates and customer contracts, in AFRA supports our focus on online transparency for our customers through the most efficient processes. This development is part of AF-KL Cargo’s broad scope of e-services, already offering a clear overview of online possibilities, like e-freight, e-booking, schedules and track and trace.’
AFRA is just one of the decision support tools offered by OAG Cargo that helps airlines, freight forwarders and logistics providers to optimise the planning of shipments based on extensive schedules and rates expertise, innovative technology, multi-media publishing and industry knowledge. OAG Cargo delivers solutions for routing and shipment planning, dangerous goods regulations, real-time air freight rates, aviation schedule data, operational announcements, tracking and analysis solutions and multi-media cargo schedule products.
Bart Jan Haasbeek, Global Sales Director of OAG Cargo, said: ‘Air France and KLM were among the launch users of AFRA in 2002. Their experience of the application has established AFRA as a business critical tool to disseminate rate information to customers. The new global interface will see all the latest rates for Air France Cargo-KLM Cargo uploaded into AFRA on a weekly basis and these rates are also bookable via AFRA’s connections to cargo bookings portals, enabling both the airlines and their customers to improve their operational and financial productivity.’
Air France Cargo-KLM Cargo joined forces in 2005 and are now the world’s biggest non-integrator operator, generating combined turnover of 2.9 billion euros and transporting 1.44 million tons of freight annually throughout the world to more than 400 destinations.