Extending Cargo Operators’ reach and Network through “Vertical Integration” Capabilities
By providing an API-based, highly configured solution capabilities, SmartKargo Link extends capabilities to Airlines to Increase Revenues and open new business opportunities beyond “own-Network” and “own-Capacity” by enabling Cooperation, Partnering and Alliances between carriers.
With our SaaS SmartKargo Link solution, we have provided the Air Cargo industry a powerful set of tools that allow vertical integration amongst carriers—with various levels of cooperation like cross-selling and information sharing through GDS-like capabilities. Immediate Business Benefits could be reached such as:
Interlining, Alliances, JVs, Co-selling, Capacity sharing, are immediately Implemented, allowing partner carriers to mutually extend their reach and tap into new markets and new source of Revenues
Through negotiated agreements, carriers can implement diverse and flexible levels of partnerships: by route, O&D, by region, by market, by product, or across the entire network
Joint-handling, process sharing, end-to-end-visibility, back-to-back SLAs are now easily implemented
Configuration-based implementation allows cost efficiencies and faster time-to-market while simplifying processes and allowing cost-sharing
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 solution eliminates all technology barriers between participating SmartKargo Airlines. No firewalls to cross, no interfaces to be built, no tests to be performed. 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 Routes offering for all clients through seamless collaboration
- Real-time integration and information sharing
- Each new carrier added to the community opens wider Network and collaboration opportunities to all
- 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.