CHAMP, OAG combine on air freight rate tool
CHAMP Cargosystems and OAG Cargo on Monday said they were collaborating on a system to provide real-time rate and booking services for air freight.
The alliance will be a direct interface between CHAMP's Cargospot system and OAG's Air Freight Rates application.
'Carriers utilizing CHAMP's Cargospot applications will now be able to distribute their rates directly to their forwarding clients via OAG's AFRA,' the companies said in a statement. The system 'allows the communication of real-time rate information between carriers and freight forwarders in a secure online environment. Carriers will have the option within Cargospot to upload their rates via the 'AFRA interface' and their latest tariffs will be automatically placed on AFRA where they will be instantly accessible to current and potential customers.'
Cargospot is offered in both hosted and license options and is designed to link customers, agents and service providers in the air cargo supply chain.
AFRA provides secure rate information between airlines and freight forwarders, and sales quotations between forwarders and shippers. Airlines publish their rates on the system, and forwarders access the information under license. The system contains more than eight million tariffs including general, contract, ad hoc and net rates, according to OAG.