Thursday, December 6, 2018

First Ocean Container Carrier Signs Up With Online Cargo Management Agency  

Freight Bookings, Tariff Prices and Secure Spaces Available Instantly

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Shipping News Feature FRANCE – WORLDWIDE – The CMA CGM Group has announced that it has signed an ambitious pilot agreement with Freightos, the global online freight marketplace, which we gave details of in August. The move sees the French shipping giant become the first ocean carrier listed on the site. Online bookings, guaranteed pricing, and secured capacity on CMA CGM China-US trade lanes are available on the platform, with further extension to additional lanes planned in the near future.

Through this agreement, CMA CGM says it offers importers and exporters of all sizes direct access to instant pricing, routing, and concrete sailing information in seconds, as well as guaranteed capacity. Mathieu Friedberg, Senior Vice President – Commercial Agencies Network at CMA CGM Group said:

“This initiative demonstrates our commitment to customer centricity. We’ve been on a journey to provide our customers with innovative offerings to ensure them the best shipping experience. This partnership raises the bar for ourselves, and the industry, with this important step into the digital era, selling directly to shippers on Freightos.”

CMA CGM rates can now be found free of charge on the Freightos website. This development represents a real change for the industry because for the first time, global shipping on key trade lanes functions like passenger travel or ecommerce, where customers can obtain guaranteed prices within seconds. Zvi Schreiber, CEO and founder of Freightos, commented:

“This is a true win-win for the industry and a major step toward improving the customer experience. With CMA CGM selling on Freightos, smaller shippers now have direct access to a major carrier with competitive pricing. Additionally, shippers of all sizes will have access to guaranteed prices and capacity. This aligns with our goal to help logistics providers drive more value for customers, enabling smoother global trade, and ensuring more reliable and affordable supply of goods to end consumers.”

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