Lufthansa Cargo is continuing to expand its digital innovation portfolio by launching a new API in 2019 that will now also used by Fleet Logistics. Lufthansa Cargo invested in Fleet in a Series round back in early 2018.
Since the original investment, the teams have collaborated on various initiatives, such as the most recent smartBooking API, which simplifies Fleet customers’ ability to quote and book. With Lufthansa Cargo’s eTracking API, customers can also track their shipment.
Dorothea von Boxberg, Chief Commercial Officer of Lufthansa Cargo: “Our smartBooking API is a further step to offer a seamless digital customer journey. APIs will play an important role as distribution and communication channels also in our industry. We are happy that Fleet is one of the first customers using smartBooking for a comprehensive and convenient booking experience.”
Max Lock, CEO of Fleet Logistics, Inc: “The smartBooking API is a significant advancement as it is one of the first air freight API to bring together spot rates and capacity. This makes the process more efficient and lowers the barriers to process an entire shipment from door to door solely through technology. Working with a strategic leader like Lufthansa Cargo allows us to address the technical infrastructure challenges across the industry as we work to build out a global distribution system across all modes of transport. Fleet is excited to partner with Lufthansa Cargo along with our other partners to link and digitize major services across the supply chain including rates, capacity, bookings, documentation, and financial settlement.”