Descartes and Lufthansa Sign Agreement

Oct. 8, 2008
Lufthansa Cargo has signed a three-year agreement with Descartes Systems Group, a global on-demand software-as-a-service (SaaS) logistics solutions provider

Descartes Systems Group, a global on-demand software-as-a-service (SaaS) logistics solutions provider, announced that Lufthansa Cargo has signed a three-year extension of its membership to the Descartes GF-X Exchange to support Lufthansa Cargo's global electronic cargo bookings.

Lufthansa Cargo has selected Descartes' GF-X Exchange to manage its electronic cargo bookings, including the ability for freight forwarders to do instant queries of capacity availability and flight schedules.

"By working with Descartes and offering e-booking capabilities to our customers, we provide an easy and accessible service for our customers to make freight bookings. Descartes GF-X Exchange provides our customers with on-going access to our current carrier information and allows them to make electronic bookings 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, via a simple web browser with no software installation required," observes Helge Krüger-Lorenzen, vice president Global Sales Steering of Lufthansa Cargo.

"Among the largest cargo carriers in the world, Lufthansa is providing a differentiated service by providing access to schedules and cargo capacity for air freight forwarders," says Ed Ryan, executive vice president of Global Field Operations for Descartes. "With Descartes' GF-X Exchange, Lufthansa Cargo is automating and standardizing the bookings process allowing them to streamline their operations and provide a value-added service to their customers."

Descartes GF-X Exchange is part of the Descartes Global Logistics Network (GLN), which enables the world's leading transportation providers to connect to their trading partners and exchange information to drive delivery performance and customer service.