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CargoAi has taken another step in its plan to connect with as many systems as possible, with a partnership agreement with Champ Cargosystems.
Just two weeks after it announced a similar partnership with IBS, it is now able to connect to Champ customers, which include more than 100 airlines and GSAs, via APIs.
“The plan is to be connected with as many airlines systems and transport management systems [as we can], so airlines and freight forwarders don’t need to invest in complex integration. We already did it for them,” explained Matthieu Petot, chief executive of CargoAi. “Our goal remains to make digitisation accessible to all industry players.
“This partnership with Champ … is a real boon for our customers. Because, thanks to the joint work we have accomplished, our customers can grow their businesses by being connected to each other, without having to do anything.”
By using APIs, Champ and CargoAi enable customers to connect to each other, as well as on the booking platform.
“Our clients and users are at the heart of this partnership,” said Nicholas Xenocostas, VP commercial & customer engagement at Champ. “Creating value for them has always been our priority and that is why we have the widest range of suites of systems dedicated to air freight. Being available on CargoAi, if they wish, is therefore an additional service we can offer our clients.”
Mr Xenocostas added that it was the time to “deliver innovation faster” to support and transform customers’ business processes, while bringing “more digitalisation and visibility” to the air freight industry.
CargoAi, meanwhile, is likely to announce more such partnerships as it continues its march through the air cargo IT industry, although IBS and Champ are among the largest.
“Those two were the big ones, for now,” said Mr Petot.