Air New Zealand (NZ) Cargo has become the first Australasian carrier to offer its capacity on the digital marketplace of CargoAi.
Air NZ Cargo said the deal would make CargoAi its first strategic partner to commence its digital offering.
"CargoAi onboards its first Australasia carrier with Air NZ Cargo's capacity now live on CargoAi's digital marketplace (CargoMART)," the announcement said.
It added that Air NZ Cargo would be offering its capacity from USA and Canada into New Zealand and Australia.
"We are proud to be the marketplace of choice that Air NZ has chosen to commence its digital offering with. With our shared vision of transforming the air cargo landscape, we are looking forward to bringing the best digital booking experience that CargoMART offers to our joint customers," said Matt Petot, CEO of CargoAi.
Freight forwarders in the US and Canada can book general and express cargo instantaneously on all Air NZ Cargo routes.
Air NZ Cargo noted that users of CargoMART benefit from searching for real-time schedules, bulk quoting, e-Booking, the ability to Track and Trace each shipment, as well CargoAi's Cargo2ZERO sustainable features to support the air cargo industry's decarbonization mission.
"We are pleased to be partnering with CargoAi as Air New Zealand Cargo looks to expand our customer base within the North American market," said Brooke Roberts, sales manager, North America from Air NZ Cargo. "While we enjoy a strong presence from the ports where we operate direct flights, the sheer size of the US and Canada market dictates we embrace platforms that expand our commercial reach."
"CargoAi will provide us the tools necessary to effectively offer cargo solutions to these customers for their everyday transportation needs into New Zealand and Australia," Roberts added.