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7LFreight Expands Instant Cargo Pricing and Booking for North American Forwarders Across Both Air and Trucking 

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7LFreight Expands Instant Cargo Pricing and Booking for North American Forwarders Across Both Air and Trucking 

The global supply chain crisis of 2021 and 2022 underscored the business need for real-time and accurate freight decision-making for forwarders and customers. In order to help North American forwarders provide more competitive service, 7LFreight, a Freightos Group company, today announced the launch of real-time cargo rate management and booking of Less-Than-Truckload (LTL) freight within their platform. 

With this development, forwarders of all sizes can step beyond 7LFreight’s leading comprehensive rate procurement across more than 2,500 cartage agents and 100 airlines, to instant bookings across every major North American LTL carrier, including SAIA, Estes, AAA Cooper and more. In addition, 7LFreight helps forwarders extend the convenience to their customers as well, easily adding predetermined markups and allowing customers to rate and book shipments themselves in just minutes.  

The shift from static rate management and quoting to dynamic bookings extends beyond just trucking. 7LFreight already supports real-time eBooking across an industry-leading collection of major airlines including American Airlines, Emirates SkyCargo, Turkish Airlines, LATAM and others, via an integration with WebCargo.  

7LFreight is used by over 10,000 forwarding professionals through a friendly user interface and accessible API. North America has been one of the fastest growing markets for digital eBookings with over a 5x YoY eBooking growth in the region. Forwarders can request a demo for 7LFreight’s freight rate management and booking tool at 7LFreight.com/ltl

About 7LFreight, a Freightos Group Company

7LFreight is a highly effective freight rate management, pricing and booking tool for North American forwarders. With its uncompromising commitment to providing world-class customer service, 7LFreight is used by over 1,250 offices worldwide with over 10,000 transportation professionals relying on 7LFreight as their primary source of rate information. Since its acquisition by the Freightos Group in early 2022 and subsequent integration with WebCargo, air cargo eBookings have been made possible across dozens of airlines, including leaders like American Airlines, Emirates SkyCargo, Qatar Airways, Turkish Airways, and many more. More information is available at 7LFreight.com 

7LFreight joins WebCargo as a leading platform for live air cargo rate distribution and bookings between hundreds of airlines and 3,500+ forwarders across over 10,000 forwarding offices. Freight forwarders can access dynamic capacity, pricing, and eBooking by signing up for free at webcargo.co. 

The Freightos Group also operates freightos.com, the world’s largest digital freight platform for the trillion-dollar international shipping industry, and the Freightos Baltic Index, the only daily container index, in collaboration with the Baltic Exchange. 

Founded by serial entrepreneur Zvi Schreiber, Freightos is a logistics technology pioneer with a worldwide presence, and has raised over $120 million from leading venture funds, including GE Ventures, Aleph and the Singapore Exchange. In June 2022, Freightos announced that it would merge with GESHER I (Nasdaq: GIAC) with the intent of going public on the Nasdaq (CRGO).

UASL Announces Hermes NG BI Module for Cargo Handling

Hermes NG Business Intelligence (BI) module has been confirmed as the cargo management ecosystem of choice for ground handler UASL of the Ultramar Group. Based in Chile, UASL will utilize the Cloud-hosted pay-as-you-go platform with a focus on handling efficiencies to better meet service requirements outlined by Customs for Santiago Airport (SLC).

BI generates smart data, not just data, and the app’s in-built event reporting means users can look into when, where and why issues like bottle-necks arise, at any point in the cargo handling process,” said Alex Labonne, Chief Technology Officer (CTO), Hermes. “This event-based data can then be used to make informed and targeted operations level decisions that improve both efficiency and reporting.”

UASL confirmed it will be the first global company to implement the NG Business Intelligence module upon the completion of final testing. Through its utilization of H5 technology roots, it offers flexibility in operating as standalone applications or broadening H5’s cargo management.

“We went with the BI module of Hermes NG because of its well-designed and easy to learn user interface that makes adoption natural and simple,” said Diego Castillo, Operational Project Manager, UASL.

“It is still uncommon to use advanced systems like Hermes NG for business insights in the cargo logistics industry in Chile, so the BI module will give us an edge over our competitors.”

“As a modular system, customers can choose individual NG apps on a need-to-use basis, and because Hermes NG is entirely Cloud-hosted, there is no need for servers or data-infrastructure, reducing capital expenditure significantly,” added Mr Labonne. “Hermes NG, as a cargo management ecosystem, creates real value for our customers and their business partners while marking the launch of a new kind of business model.”