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23/05/2024
Swiss WorldCargo develops global partnership with cargo.one to bring more expert capacity within digital reach

Swiss WorldCargo, the air freight division of SWISS, Switzerland’s leading air carrier, has broadened its partnership with cargo.one, the leading platform for digital air cargo bookings. cargo.one offers freight forwarders fast and intuitive access to Swiss WorldCargo’s services from markets in Europe, Asia and Americas. Swiss WorldCargo and cargo.one are collaborating with a shared focus on enhancing the customer’s end-to-end digital experience, by providing freight forwarders with accurate and bookable air freight market content.


Swiss WorldCargo is renowned for its expertise in transporting high-value, care-intensive, and temperature-sensitive shipments throughout an extensive network of over 170 destinations worldwide. The cargo carrier combines a solid long-haul reach including Asia Pacific and the Americas, with strong pan-European connectivity. Its high-quality processes, reliable trucking network, professional partnerships, and fast turnaround times in Zurich and Geneva, all ensure an efficient and secure service to freight forwarders worldwide.

Its global partnership with cargo.one expands Swiss WorldCargo’s digital footprint to include a thriving community of thousands of forwarders worldwide. Swiss WorldCargo’s modular product portfolio bookable on the cargo.one platform includes SWISS General Cargo and SWISS Pharma and Healthcare, combinable with the transportation solution Celsius Passive, and the speed option X-Presso for a fast transportation. 

Leveraging cargo.one’s seamless digital booking process, Swiss WorldCargo has extended its characteristic precision and reliability to its external online sales. cargo.one enables the airfreight division of SWISS to reach more freight forwarders in key markets worldwide, while guaranteeing the best possible digital experiences, around the clock. The goal is to integrate all markets into the platform by the end of 2024.

Lorenzo Stoll, Head of Cargo at Swiss International Air Lines Ltd. comments: “Swiss WorldCargo’s customers can find Swiss quality and reliability in everything we do. These values are consistently reflected in our digital proposition as well, in line with our ambitions to provide our customers with Swiss quality service. We are pleased to partner with the digital platform cargo.one to offer an enhanced digital booking experience and market presence.”

Moritz Claussen, Founder and Co-CEO of cargo.one, adds, “Swiss WorldCargo capacity being available on cargo.one is an apt reflection of just how much care we take with each and every digital booking. We are proud to support Swiss WorldCargo in growing its digital presence, and collaborating to bring added long-term value to the market and the industry.”

About Swiss WorldCargo

Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS) is Switzerland’s largest air carrier. With one of Europe’s most advanced and carbon-efficient aircraft fleets, SWISS is a premium airline that provides direct flights from Zurich and Geneva to keep Switzerland connected with Europe and the world. Its division, Swiss WorldCargo, offers an extensive range of airport-to-airport airfreight services for high-value, time-critical and care-intensive consignments. As The Airline of Switzerland, SWISS embodies its home country’s traditional values and is dedicated to delivering the highest product and service quality. SWISS aims to reduce its CO2 emissions by 50% by 2030 compared to 2019 and to achieve net zero (CO2-neutral balance) in 2050 - in line with Switzerland's climate strategy. SWISS is part of the Lufthansa Group and is also a member of Star Alliance, the world’s biggest airline network.

About cargo.one

Founded in 2017, cargo.one (Cargo One GmbH) is a platform for booking and marketing air freight capacity. Trusted by over 20,000 freight forwarders in 116 countries, cargo.one offers instant booking for airline and agent rates across more than 50 airlines, and was the first platform of its kind. 

cargo.one pro equips agents to compare, book and track shipments, leveraging thousands of live and static rates, while importers can book instantly using other verified forwarding partners 24/7. Export agents win new business from import agents worldwide, all secured with global non-payment protection. cargo.one for enterprise offers an extensive range of API suites, delivering the strongest quality real-time market content through one endpoint. Leading forwarders worldwide rely upon cargo.one’s enterprise-ready solutions for instant customer quoting, pricing, and sales.

cargo.one partners with dozens of global airlines and airline groups including Lufthansa, IAG Cargo, Singapore Airlines Cargo, American Airlines, Air Canada, LATAM, TAP Air Portugal, Finnair, Etihad, All Nippon Airways, JAL CARGO, Nippon Cargo Airlines, Eastern Air Logistics, Air France KLM Martinair Cargo, Turkish Cargo and Qatar Airways Cargo. 

cargo.one’s rapidly growing user base includes leading players such as Hellmann Worldwide Logistics, Agility Logistics, DACHSER and Flexport. The company has won awards including ‘Information Technology for the air cargo industry’ in the World Air Cargo Awards 2022 and 2021, 'Air Business of the Year' at the UK Logistics Awards 2022, the 'International IT Systems Provider of the Year’ Award 2023, and ‘Cargo Booking Platform of the Year’ in the Payload Asia Awards 2023. cargo.one is a Trustee of The International Air Cargo Association, TIACA, the highest level of membership.

cargo.one has raised significant funding to date from internationally prominent investors including Bessemer Venture Partners, Index Ventures, Creandum, Next 47, Point Nine Capital and Lufthansa Cargo.

 

 

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10/05/2024
Reaching new heights: Swiss WorldCargo expands its network to Toronto, Canada

Swiss WorldCargo is pleased to announce the launch of a new route between Zurich and Toronto, Canada, as part of the expansion of its long-haul network, with the new destination being served by SWISS and Swiss WorldCargo as of today. 
 

The addition of Toronto to its international network will support SWISS airfreight division’s efforts to connect economies, cultures, and societies across Canada and Europe, ensuring an interconnected relationship between these key regions. 

As of today, the new route will connect Zurich to Toronto with five weekly flights, employing the same Airbus model – the A333 aircraft – that has served another SWISS’ and Swiss WorldCargo’s recently announced destination, Washington D.C. 

Toronto – Seamless Cargo transport between Swiss and Canadian peaks 

This expansion not only adds to the airfreight division’s current solid network in North America, which includes Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, Montreal, New York, Newark, and San Francisco, but also plays a crucial role in serving diverse industries in the Ontario region, such as manufacturing, technology, automotive, and notably, pharmaceutical and healthcare. 

Swiss WorldCargo is committed to keep offering its customers reliable services and products to successfully transport high-value, care-intensive and temperature-sensitive cargo, particularly in the pharmaceutical sector. SWISS airfreight division’s focus on cold chain solutions for the pharmaceutical sector emphasizes its commitment to maintaining the integrity and efficacy of critical healthcare products during transport around the globe. Industries active in the pharmaceutical sector in the Ontario region can thus benefit from Swiss WorldCargo’s comprehensive and reliable logistical solutions. 

“Toronto has emerged as a critical hub in technology, automotive, and healthcare" said Lorenzo Stoll, Head of Cargo at SWISS. "By linking this city with our extensive network, we aim to nurture strong economic ties with the Ontario region, by providing our customers in the area with seamless logistics solutions for the transport of their care-intensive and temperature-sensitive cargo."

For more information about Swiss WorldCargo's products and services, please visit our website. For questions or comments regarding this press release, please contact us at cargo.communications@swiss.com. 

About Swiss WorldCargo

Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS) is Switzerland’s largest air carrier. With one of Europe’s most advanced and carbon-efficient aircraft fleets, SWISS is a premium airline that provides direct flights from Zurich and Geneva to keep Switzerland connected with Europe and the world. Its division, Swiss WorldCargo, offers an extensive range of airport-to-airport airfreight services for high-value, time-critical and care-intensive consignments. As The Airline of Switzerland, SWISS embodies its home country’s traditional values and is dedicated to delivering the highest product and service quality. SWISS aims to reduce its CO2 emissions by 50% by 2030 compared to 2019 and to achieve net zero (CO2-neutral balance) in 2050 - in line with Switzerland's climate strategy. SWISS is part of the Lufthansa Group and is also a member of Star Alliance, the world’s biggest airline network.


 

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07/05/2024
Swiss WorldCargo expands its network to South Korea

Swiss WorldCargo is glad to announce the expansion of its international network with the launch of a new route between Zurich and Seoul, South Korea, to be served by SWISS and Swiss WorldCargo, commencing on 7 May 2024. 


This new lane will connect Switzerland to one of East Asia’s major freight destination and significant economic hubs, renowned for its robust electronics manufacturing and high-tech industry. Operated via the A340 passenger flights, this service underscores Swiss WorldCargo’s commitment to providing swift, customizable, sustainable, and reliable transportation solutions to its customers worldwide. 

High-tech in the air: Meeting the demand of electronics transportation 

South Korea’s economic landscape is rapidly evolving, with the capital city positioning itself as a central hub for electronics and other high-tech products. As the demand for these products continues to grow, also thanks to technological advancements, the entry of SWISS’ airfreight division into Seoul represents an important step in continuing to address its customers’ needs for speed, care, and reliability in air transport. 

Electronics being transported via airfreight includes a wide range of products, from consumer electronics like smartphones and laptops to sophisticated IT equipment and other components. Swiss WorldCargo is equipped to handle the special requirements that these consignments demand, including safety standards, especially for items like lithium-battery-powered products. 

Airfreight remains the quickest mode of transporting goods globally, and Swiss WorldCargo’s extensive expertise in handling high-value and care-intensive shipments will extend to this new region as well. 

Beyond electronics: Covering Seoul's diverse cargo needs 

Although electronics plays a significant role in Seoul's air freight landscape, Swiss WorldCargo anticipates facilitating the transportation of a wide range of goods from Seoul to central Europe and vice versa, spanning beyond electronics to encompass everything from general cargo to high-value shipments. 

In addition to electronics, Swiss WorldCargo serves in fact major industries in the region, such as automotive, pharmaceuticals, fashion, and cosmetics, and other vital sectors crucial to the city's economic dynamism. With a product offering designed for adaptability, Swiss WorldCargo can ensure that every shipment, regardless of its nature, receives the meticulous care and delivery it requires. 

“Connecting one of the most vibrant Asian hubs to the heart of Europe underlines our commitment to reduce distances and promises to strengthen trade lanes between two thriving economies” said Lorenzo Stoll, Head of Cargo at SWISS. “With Swiss WorldCargo serving the Seoul region as of today, our customers can look forward to reliable, efficient and high-quality services across various sectors in the area.” 

For more information about products and services, please visit our website. 

About Swiss WorldCargo

Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS) is Switzerland’s largest air carrier. With one of Europe’s most advanced and carbon-efficient aircraft fleets, SWISS is a premium airline that provides direct flights from Zurich and Geneva to keep Switzerland connected with Europe and the world. Its division, Swiss WorldCargo, offers an extensive range of airport-to-airport airfreight services for high-value, time-critical and care-intensive consignments. As The Airline of Switzerland, SWISS embodies its home country’s traditional values and is dedicated to delivering the highest product and service quality. SWISS aims to reduce its CO2 emissions by 50% by 2030 compared to 2019 and to achieve net zero (CO2-neutral balance) in 2050 - in line with Switzerland's climate strategy. SWISS is part of the Lufthansa Group and is also a member of Star Alliance, the world’s biggest airline network.


 

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