Extending Cargo Operators’ Reach and Network
SmartKargo Link helps airlines grow revenues and open opportunities beyond their network by connecting carriers that use SmartKargo Cloud. SmartKargo Link provides the technical means – via an API – to build cooperative joint business with other airlines. Because it’s a technical solution, SmartKargo Link enables many different relationship structures, from simple interlining to deeper alliances and joint ventures. Powerful benefits include:
Regardless of chosen business structure (from simple interlining to JVs), partner carriers mutually extend reach and tap into new markets.
Better Service, Happier Customers
Carriers can implement diverse and flexible partnerships: by route, O&D, region, market, product category, or across the entire network.
Easily implement joint handling, process sharing, end-to-end-visibility, and back-to-back SLAs.
Configuration-based implementation delivers cost efficiencies and faster time-to-market, while simplifying processes and allowing cost-sharing. With SmartKargo Link, a small airline can offer end clients a service to pickup and deliver not just across its home continent but around the world, by building a partner network that rivals those of the giant integrators!
This means that one small airline in the US can now offer its end clients a Cargo service to pick-up and deliver across the entire Continent—but also across the oceans— by building a network of alliance partners whereby a shipment can be booked, sold, handled and delivered at end-points by the joint action of multiple partner airlines. The end result is increased revenues and business opportunities for participating airlines and enhanced capabilities for all to offer similar reach as the integrators!
An Advanced Offering that Differentiates Your Business
SmartKargo Link eliminates all technology barriers between participating SmartKargo airlines. No firewalls to cross, no interfaces to build, no elaborate tests to perform. Everything is on the same Cloud and controlled by a set of authorizations available to each participant. Features include:
- Seamless interline, cross-selling, and shipment visibility, and immediate ability to expose joint capacity and bookings across combined networks
- Automatic increase in offered routes for all clients through seamless collaboration
- Real-time integration and information sharing
- Each new carrier added to the community broadens the network and collaboration opportunities
- Flexible and seamless implementation with a simple configuration, APSs and authorizations
- Flexible capacity allocation, rates and pricing visibility, and immediate confirmation
SmartKargo has the obvious benefit of significantly reduced timeframes for roll-out as well as reduced costs overall. The system is flexible and easily scalable, providing easy integration with existing or future technologies.