Air France-KLM and Kuehne + Nagel create first direct system-to-system connection in the industry


Kuehne + Nagel and Air France-KLM have joined forces to improve integration of their electronic booking processes. In a proof of concept that was recently brought to conclusion, the two companies have enabled host-to-host connection through an application programming interface (API) allowing for a system-based, integrated and interactive match between available capacity and demand.

Kuehne + Nagel claims it is the first time that an air freight carrier and a global logistics provider have created a direct system-to-system connection that transforms manual quotation and capacity booking processes into a digital automated solution, fostering collaborative relationships and next-generation supply chain practice. Customers will experience both companies’ full digital offering, including ad-hoc quotations, capacity availability inquiries, dynamic pricing and real-time e-booking functionalities. 

Yngve Ruud, Member of the Managing Board of Kuehne + Nagel, responsible for Airfreight, says: “The successful conclusion of our proof of concept with Air France KLM Martinair Cargo is a further step forward in eTouch, Kuehne + Nagel’s digital transformation process and initiative to offer a seamless digital customer journey. Thanks to the new interface, we increase speed, accuracy and efficiency – to the benefit of our airfreight customers all over the globe.”

Source: Kuehne + Nagel