DB Schenker establishes API connection for bookings to Lufthansa Cargo in global rollout. By using this digital service, DB Schenker not only benefits from an easier offer search and booking, but also from full offer transparency in real time.
By linking their Transport Management System (TMS) directly to Lufthansa Cargo's booking system, forwarders such as long-standing customer DB Schenker can structure offers according to their needs and use available booking options immediately. To start with, DB Schenker is using the interface to book standard products such as General Cargo (td.pro and td.flash), with the option to extend to special products.
"At Lufthansa Cargo, we rely on digital solutions that offer our customers clear added value - be it in search and booking processes or the management of the same. smartBooking is one such solution: Current offer data is transmitted quickly, seamlessly and transparently in this way, in line with our customer's respective needs. The fact that our long-standing Global Partner DB Schenker is now successfully connected to Lufthansa Cargo via this API link is something we are very pleased about and motivates us to continuously develop our digital services and solutions," emphasizes Ashwin Bhat, CEO of Lufthansa Cargo.
“The long-standing cooperation and trust between Lufthansa Cargo and DB Schenker was key for the implementation of the API interface. Direct access to Lufthansa Cargo‘s dynamic pricing from our inhouse Transport Management System will boost the user experience. Our customers will benefit from the additional efficiency”, highlights Asok Kumar, EVP Global Air Freight at DB Schenker