Cargolux, DB Schenker add direct API interface to their respective IT systems

Published: Tuesday, January 17, 2023

Cargolux and DB Schenker have added a direct API interface to their respective IT systems that will allow the forwarder to book capacity on the freighter operator’s aircraft.

The carrier said that the connection would provide a direct interface between both companies’ systems to “generate tailored and immediate, bookable quotes”.

Cargolux’s Austria, Spain and Portugal offices were selected to participate in the project.

The interface offers dynamic pricing options based on specific requirements such as weight, routing, and product type.

Cargolux executive vice president sales & marketing Domenico Ceci said: “The implementation of API offers customers more choice and flexibility when booking their cargo with us.

“Launching this venture in collaboration with a key customer such as DB Schenker highlights both companies’ wish to pursue digitalisation and continue looking for innovative solutions in the industry.”

Stefan Spriestersbach, head of production systems, DB Schenker global airfreight, added: “The new connectivity will further transform our joint process into the latest technology and is clearly a remarkable milestone of the professional collaboration.

“This innovation brings benefit to all stakes of our transportation chain through digital proposition and exchange – Cargolux as preferred partner, our global customer base and the entire global Air Freight network of DB Schenker.”

Cargolux said that the API connection was part of a wider transformation project – at the start of the year the carrier added online booking to its website.

And in 2021, Cargolux struck a deal with IBS Software for the replacement of its cargo management system.