Swiss WorldCargo, the airfreight division of Swiss International Air Lines, launched its new “eBooking” tool today. The new booking and data capturing platform, which is based on Unisys’s Cargo Portal Services, is accessible via the swissworldcargo.com website, and gives customers round-the-clock access to Swiss WorldCargo’s full range of products and services.
The new eBooking tool is a comprehensive web-based application through which Swiss WorldCargo can securely and efficiently enable its customers to perform the most essential cargo booking and data capturing tasks. With eBooking, cargo agents all over the world can now manage single or multiple bookings in one step, monitor a shipment’s confirmation status, capture MAWB and HAWB data and/or create templates for recurring bookings.
“At Swiss WorldCargo we constantly strive to maintain the best possible standards and processes worldwide, to ensure consistently high quality,” says Urs Stulz, the company’s Vice President and Head of Central Services. “Our endeavours here include continually finding ways to further enhance and refine our e-services, to both meet our industry’s standards and fulfil our customers’ needs.”
The new eBooking facility represents a significant advance in paperless cargo and e-freight terms.
“As an early adopter of the eAWB, Swiss WorldCargo has long been a driving force towards a paperless air cargo world,” Urs Stulz continues. “And our new eBooking tool now closes the gap in the electronic cargo process chain, by enabling consignments with Swiss WorldCargo to be ‘e-freightable’ all the way.”
The new eBooking facility has been developed and implemented in collaboration with Unisys, the leading global IT provider in the transportation and other industries, and is based on their proven Cargo Portal Services:
“eBooking marks a major milestone that has been achieved through the energies and the dedication of our own and our supplier’s teams, and thanks to the loyalty and the trust of our customers,” adds Angelo Toffanin, Swiss WorldCargo’s Regional Manager for Italy, Spain & Portugal and the leader of the eBooking project.
“We are excited that Swiss WorldCargo has based its new eBooking system on our Cargo Portal Services technology to offer clients greater flexibility in the way they book their cargo shipments,” adds Christopher Shawdon, VP Logistics Solutions at Unisys. “And we welcome Swiss WorldCargo to our Unisys airfreight community.”
About Swiss WorldCargo
Swiss WorldCargo is the airfreight division of Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS). Headquartered at Zurich Airport, Swiss WorldCargo offers a comprehensive range of logistics solutions for transporting high-value and care-intensive consignments to some 120 destinations in over 80 countries. Its extensive network of air cargo services is supplemented by daily truck connections between key business centres. As a reliable and innovative service provider within the Lufthansa Group, Swiss WorldCargo is committed to delivering consistently superior quality to its airfreight customers, and makes a substantial contribution to SWISS’s overall profitability.
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