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2019-11-26 SAS Cargo partners with Freightos to expand digital customer offerings

SAS Cargo partners with Freightos to expand digital customer offerings

SAS Cargo and WebCargo by Freightos will partner for upcoming launch of fully digital eBooking, dynamic rates and specific capacity via the world’s leading air cargo platform for forwarders.


Today SAS Cargo announces that WebCargo by Freightos will become the first user of SAS Cargo’s digital APIs. The aim is to provide freight forwarders with a 21st century cargo customer experience. Via WebCargo by Freightos, SAS Cargo’s dynamic rates, capacity and eBookings will be instantly available to 1,500+ freight forwarders and more than 26,000 unique users around the world, representing more than 30% of the world market.

 

"At SAS Cargo we have a vision of making air freight easier, and we know that today’s customer expects a quick and fully digitized customer experience.” says Leif Rasmussen, President and CEO at SAS Cargo “We believe that the combination of our continuous focus on quality in all our operations and the additional digital connectivity to our already existing online booking platform, will provide extraordinary benefits to our customers.”

 

Unlike other digitization approaches, WebCargo by Freightos enables direct API connectivity, which means the entire eBooking process happens online. When a freight forwarder selects a rate, the booking is transmitted to the cargo carrier instantly, digitally, without any manual process.

 

“The partnership with WebCargo by Freightos is a very exciting addition to our own online booking site, through which 80% of our customers book their shipments. This expands our visibility worldwide and perfectly builds upon our established digital products and services, like instant booking confirmation, dynamic pricing and a fully automated and digitized document manager, making them available for a broader audience.” says Martin Dellepiane Larsen, Head of Network & Revenue Management at SAS Cargo.

 

“The Freightos Group is excited to partner with SAS Cargo Group to bring our Digital Air Cargo vision to life,” says Freightos Group Founder and CEO Zvi Schreiber. “Together we’re improving air cargo for all stakeholders through automatic communication between airlines, GSAs, forwarders and shippers making air cargo more competitive and predictable, helping to expand the world air cargo market.”

 

2019-11-21 Change of data requirements for inbound shipments to China

Change of data requirements for inbound shipments to China

1st of June, 2018. the Chinese Customs Authorities announced a strict enforcement of regulations for import carrier manifest.

Freight forwarders were to secure additional information included in the “OCI” (Other Customs and Regulatory Control Information) element of the FWB/FHL (FWB version 16 or higher / FHL version 4).

As per November 15th 2019, the official decree 144 of the GACC (General Administration of Customs of the P.R. China), states that all shipments to China no longer require the following data elements:

  • Shipper enterprise code
  • Consignee enterprise code
  • Consignee specific contact name
  • Consignee specific contact number

 

All shipments to mainland China still require the following mandatory data elements:

  • Shipper and Consignee telephone number
  • Specific and non-generic goods description

 

All data is required both on MAWB level, as well as HAWB level (for consolidation)

 

Please be advised:

We will not mandate that data on acceptance.
If you do not wish to change your process, it is fine to continue sending the messages as 
you are doing. It is not a problem if the data (which is no longer mandatory) is still 
transmitted.



Below are examples of both Master Airwaybill and House Airwaybill where text in red are still mandatory and text in yellow is now optional.

 

Example of Master Airwaybill message (FWB):

 

FWB/16
117-12345678CPHPEK/T1K15.0MC0.08
FLT/SK995/22
RTG/PEKSK
SHP
/SHIPPER NAME
/SHIPPER ADDRESS
/CITY
/DK/POSTAL CODE/TE/4512345678
CNE
/CONSIGNEE NAME
/CONSIGNEE ADDRESS
/CITY
/CN/POSTAL CODE/TE/861234567890
AGT//1740000/0000/CAG
/AGENT NAME
/CITY
SSR/FREE TEXT FIELD
/GEN/DATE 21NOV19    
CVD/DKK/PX/PP/NVD/NCV/XXX
RTD/1/P1/K15.0/CM/W15.0/R850/T850
/NG/HETROCYCLIC/X
/2/ND//CMT41-41-41/1
/3/NV/MC0.08
PPD/WT850
/CT850
CER/FORWARDER FOR SHIPPER
ISU/21NOV19/KASTRUP/FORWARDER NAME 
OSI/NO PART OF THE SHIPMENT HAS ORIGINATED IN OR TRANSITED REF///AIR/SK/CPH 
COR/X 
SPH/PAA/ICE/EAP/SPX
SRI/1234567890
OCI/SE/SHP/T/CVR-NUMBERDK12345678
/CN/CNE/T/USCI9123456789012345XG
/CN/CNE/CP/CONTACT PERSON
/CN/CNE/CT/86123456789
/DK/EXP/M/0LVA LOW VALUE

 

Example of House Airwaybill message (FHL):

FHL/4
MBI/117-38586251CPHPEK/T4K515
HBS/OSL00028234/CPHPEK/4/K515//ELECTRIC HEATIN TXT/ELECTRIC HEATING 
ESISTORS CMT120-80-64X4 8516.80
HTS/851680
OCI/NO/SHP/T/ORGANIZATION NUMBER123456789
 /NO/SHP/CP/CONTACT PERSON
/NO/SHP/CT/4712345678
/CN/CNE/T/USCI9123456789012345D
/CN/CNE/CP/CONTACT PERSON
/CN/CNE/CT/008612345678901

SHP/SHIPPER NAME
/SHIPPER ADDRESS
/CITY
/NO/POSTAL CODE/TE/4764861833
CNE/CONSIGNEE NAME
/CONSIGNEE ADDRESS
/CITY
/CN/POSTAL CODE/TE/008613601064232
CVD/DKK/PP/NVD/NCV/XXX

 
2019-11-04 SAS Cargo hosts this year’s FlyPharma Europe in Copenhagen

SAS Cargo hosts this year’s FlyPharma Europe in Copenhagen

SAS Cargo’s President & CEO, Leif Rasmussen, inaugurated this year’s FlyPharma Europe in Copenhagen by highlighting that the responsibility for healthcare does not stop at national borders. “Staying or getting healthy is not just a topic for us as individuals or the responsibility for us as individuals. It is a shared task - a global task”, said Leif Rasmussen. 


Leif Rasmussen underlined that together with pharmaceutical companies, the pharma transportation industry has a responsibility to secure and provide access to high-quality healthcare and necessary medicines, no matter where people live in the world. 

The 3rd goal in the 2030 United Nations Agenda for Sustainable Development speaks specifically of improving access to medicines for patients who need them the most and ensuring healthy lives for all. Air freight plays a vital role in making sure that temperature sensitive shipments containing lifesaving medicines can reach the patients on time and in a safe condition”, said Leif Rasmussen in his opening speech. 

In this context, Leif Rasmussen underlined the importance of collaboration through the entire supply chain of pharma transport. He also emphasized that high quality and digitalization of pharma transport are key factors in order to provide global access to lifesaving medicines and vaccines. 

Rasmussen continued to tell a fully booked event, hosting a global audience of pharma and logistic professionals, that “Transparency is not just a buzzword but a necessity to simplify a complex supply chain. In order to offer the pharmaceutical manufacturer reassurance that their valuable goods have reached its’ destination in immaculate condition, SAS Cargo has developed  a new, multipurpose tracking device that will offer full transparency and security of the entire transport”. 

Rasmussen further mentioned that SAS Cargo is currently investigating how to use drones in their future air cargo offerings. He urged the audience to join SAS Cargo in exploring how drones can be integrated into the logistics system of the Oresund region. 

Leif Rasmussen ended his presentation with addressing the importance of taking action to combat climate change and its impact. SAS Cargo sustainability agenda was displayed, and the audience got some detailed information on what SAS and SAS Cargo is doing to reduce the CO2 footprint and what future actions are being initiated to reshape air transport with sustainability in focus. For example, SAS/SAS Cargo is receiving their first of eight coming A350 aircraft this month. The A350 is the most fuel-efficient aircraft in the world, reducing CO2 emission by approximately 30%. 

To read more on the SAS/SAS Cargo sustainability initiatives please visit sascargo.com/sustainability

 

 

 
2019-11-01 SAS Cargo maintains the position as No 1 in the world on delivering air freight quality

SAS Cargo maintains the position as No 1 in the world on delivering air freight quality


The September 2019 results of the Cargo iQ benchmark and standards has just been released and they show that SAS Cargo maintains the leading position as the world No 1 in delivering air freight quality. 

Yet again, SAS Cargo was ranked No 1 according to the IATA Customer Promise Performance Index. SAS Cargo has now been ranked No 1 worldwide 6 out of the last 12 months.

“This is the result of the continuous great teamwork that exists across the entire SAS organization and together with our partners. Quality is a vital part of our DNA and being ranked as No 1 in the world again is a very satisfactory result of our continuous commitment to offer the highest possible standards to our customers”, says Leif Rasmussen, President and CEO, SAS Cargo Group A/S.
 
Cargo iQ is an IATA driven organization with the mission of creating and implementing quality standards for the worldwide airfreight industry. The IATA Customer Promise Performance Index is a very important benchmarking index as it reflects a fixed and standardized mutual measurement of quality between carriers and forwarders.
 
“Our commitment is to deliver shipments on time according to the bookings. We put quality at the forefront of our work and we are very proud to continue to deliver top quality as we know this is the most important part to our customers”, says Erling Kirkeby, Head of Handling & Quality Management, SAS Cargo.
 
“In our daily work we are constantly improving our processes. We have structured follow-ups of KPIs and a continuous dialogue with our Handling Agents in order to secure both corrective measures and a proactive approach to potential improvement areas. I am very happy and proud to see these efforts have led to such satisfactory results”, Erling Kirkeby continues.
2019-10-21 Winter 2019 schedule and a new destination

Winter 2019 schedule and a new destination

On October 27 our Winter 2019/20 Schedule will begin. One of the big changes compared to previous schedules is that our Los Angeles route will move from Stockholm to Copenhagen on January 13.

 

Compared to last year’s winter schedule other changes include:

The Stockholm-Los Angeles (ARN-LAX) and subsequently Copenhagen-Los Angeles (CPH-LAX) route now has a fixed weekly schedule with operations on all days but Tuesdays. Before the non-operational day would change between Wednesday and Sunday.

The cargo capacity will also increase when the Los Angeles route moves to Copenhagen, as it will be operated by an Airbus A340 instead of an A330-Enhanced.

The Copenhagen-Washington D.C. (CPH-IAD) route now operates daily without a two month period of operating six days a week.

The weekly schedules to Miami (MIA) from Copenhagen/Stockholm/Oslo now only change once on November 24. 

Compared to the Summer 2019 Schedule:

The Stockholm-Miami (ARN-MIA) route will be reinserted with two weekly frequencies.

The Copenhagen-Boston (CPH-BOS) route will have a winter break from November 24 and will be reinserted in the summer 2020. 

 

You can see the full schedule here:

SAS Cargo Winter 2019/20 Schedule

Another exciting addition is that the new A350 is planned to enter intercontinental services during this winter schedule on the Copenhagen-Chicago (CPH-ORD) and Copenhagen-Beijing (CPH-PEK) routes.
The Airbus A350 is the most modern and fuel-efficient long-haul aircraft in the world, reducing CO2 emissions by approximately 30% compared to previous generation aircraft

 

SAS Cargo can also announce that we now offer a regular trucking schedule between Copenhagen and the new SAS destination: Stettin (Szczecin), Poland.

Search all our flight and trucking schedules here

2019-09-26 Update to SAS Cargo Tracking App

Update to SAS Cargo Tracking App

We have updated our app for Android and iOS devices. This change is a complete makeover of the app with new logo and UI/UX design but also includes new features.

 

The front page of the app now has a more modern look with new colors and logo. 

We have kept the functions in the bottom of the screen, so you can still share with friends, read terms of use or even share your feedback of the app.


You will now be able to Save and Remove previously searched Air Waybill numbers. Swipe from right to left on the Air Waybill number to remove or save.


You will now also have a lot more information on your shipment than in the previous version. Information like the one you have when tracking via our website:

  • On top you will see the latest Shipment information of your shipment. If you click it you will see even more information of your shipment.
  • Booking information with LAT and TOA is also shown. You can also click this section to get more information of your booking.

In the tracking event section you have the option to switch between Timeline View or List View.


Timeline view is a new way of seeing you shipment tracking in the SAS Cargo app. 

We also kept the List View as many customers are used to look at this view when they track a shipment.

 

Note: For each Milestone you can now get more information if you click on each milestone event in both views.

Note: Now we also show opening hours on each station for the tracked shipment. 

App icon

When: The updated app is available in App Store and Google Play on Tuesday September 24, 2019.

2019-09-04 New route to Los Angeles from Copenhagen

New route to Los Angeles from Copenhagen

SAS brings Los Angeles closer to Europe by relocating the LAX – ARN route to Copenhagen (CPH) beginning January 13. 

 

The new route will be operated by the A340, thereby increasing cargo capacity, and with daily departures from March 29.

 

From January 13 to March 31, 2020

 Flight Route Departure Arrival Aircraft Days
 SK931 CPH-LAX 09:35 12:15 A340 1   3 4 5 6 7
 SK932 LAX-CPH 14:00 10:10+1 A340
1   3 4 5 6 7


From March 31 2020

Flight Route Departure Arrival Aircraft Days
 SK931 CPH-LAX 09:35 12:15 A340 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
 SK932 LAX-CPH 14:00 10:10+1 A340
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
2019-04-17 Her Majesty The Queen Margrethe of Denmark opened panda enclosure at Copenhagen ZOO

Her Majesty The Queen Margrethe of Denmark opened panda enclosure at Copenhagen ZOO

The two giant pandas, Mao Sun and Xing Er, who flew from Beijing to Copenhagen with SAS Cargo on the 4th of April have now happily settled into their new home at Copenhagen ZOO.

Last Wednesday, Denmark’s Queen Margrethe officially opened the panda enclosure together with Crown Princess Mary, the Chinese Ambassador to Denmark Deng Ying and the Danish Minister of Culture, Mette Bock. Many other distinguished guests, including Chinese official representatives and members of the Danish business community, attended this prestigious event. 

The pandas have already proven very popular — 5,000 people showed up for last Thursday’s public opening.

The pandas moving to Copenhagen from the Chengdu Panda base is a gesture of goodwill from the president of China, Xi Jinping, following Her Majesty the Queen of Denmark’s State Visit to China in 2014.
SAS Cargo flew these VIP travelers to their new home in the specially prepared transport cases in the forward compartment of SK996 on the 4th of April and they landed safely at Copenhagen Airport where they were transferred onto a pandadecorated truck before reaching their final destination at the ZOO.

It has been a great honor to be part of this extraordinary journey and work closely with a fantastic team at Copenhagen ZOO in all the preparations before finally receiving Mao Sun and Xing Er in Copenhagen, says Leif Rasmussen, President and CEO, SAS Cargo Group A/S.

We chose SAS Cargo to be our partner in this very precious transport as we felt they have the expertise and vast experience as well a reliable network of partners to secure a safe transport all the way. Not once were we disappointed. During the detailed planning of the entire transport we met a fantastic team at SAS Cargo. It’s a real privilege to have been working with this team and we felt that we couldn’t have put Mao Sun and Xing Er in better hands, says Bengt Holst, Vice Director and Director of Research and Conservation, Copenhagen ZOO.


Xing Er in the new enclosure in Copenhagen Zoo Photo: Mads Claus Rasmussen/Ritzau Scanpix via AP



Mao Sun ventures out to explore her new home turf. Photo: Mads Claus Rasmussen/Ritzau Scanpix via AP


Crown Princess Mary, the new protector of the Copenhagen ZOO, Denmark’s Queen Margrethe and Chairman of the Copenhagen Zoo, Joergen Horwitz.


Denmark’s Queen officially opens the panda enclosure together with Chairman of the Copenhagen Zoo Joergen Horwitz.



2019-04-08 SAS Cargo flies Mao Sun and Xing Er to their new home in Copenhagen ZOO

SAS Cargo flies Mao Sun and Xing Er to their new home in Copenhagen ZOO



On April 4, SAS Cargo had the pleasure of bringing the two giant pandas Mao Sun and Xing Er from Beijing to Copenhagen. The pandas moving to Copenhagen from the Chengdu Panda base is a gesture of goodwill from the president of China, Xi Jinping, following Her Majesty the Queen of Denmark’s State Visit to China in 2014.

Mao Sun and Xing Er traveled in two separate, customized boxes in the forward compartment of SK996 – which was named “Panda2” for this special flight - from Beijing to Copenhagen. The aircraft was specially decorated for the occasion with images and names of the two pandas. 

"Panda2” arrived on time at the Vilhelm Lauritzen terminal in Copenhagen where media eagerly waited together with a reception committee of Ministers, Ambassadors and other VIP invitees.
Speeches were held while Mao Sun and Xing Er were moved from the aircraft to the specially decorated truck that took them the final stretch to Copenhagen ZOO.

All went very well, and the two pandas are now happily resting and eating in their new home at Copenhagen ZOO, ready to receive keen visitors when the ZOO officially opens on April 11.

It was a great pleasure and honor to be part of this very prestigious transport. We have a long experience in transporting live animals and sensitive shipments, but this was of course a very special event with such dignitaries onboard, says Leif Rasmussen, President and CEO, SAS Cargo Group A/S.

We know SAS Cargo stands for top rated quality worldwide and they have a vast experience in transporting sensitive shipments with great care.  It was a fantastic journey to plan and execute together with SAS Cargo. We could fully rely on their expertise, network and carefully selected partners in making sure Mao Sun and Xing Er got best possible care during the entire transport from Chengdu to Copenhagen. We felt that SAS Cargo listened and understood exactly what we needed to secure a safe transport with all vital elements taken into consideration. We highly appreciate SAS Cargo’s support for this very important project. says Bengt Holst, Vice Director and Director of Research and Conservation, Copenhagen ZOO.

 

Departure Beijing Capital International Airport



Arrival at Copenhagen Airport

Unloading the pandas

Welcome ceremony with speeches at the Vilhelm Lauritzen Terminal

The Pandas loaded onto a special panda truck

The VIP guests sending the pandas off to Copenhagen ZOO

The truck passed Copenhagen City Hall on the way

The pandas unloaded from the truck in Copenhagen ZOO




 

2019-03-29 Copenhagen ZOO flies Mao Sun and Xing Er home with SAS Cargo

Copenhagen ZOO flies Mao Sun and Xing Er home with SAS Cargo

As previously announced Copenhagen ZOO is about to receive two giant pandas from China and SAS Cargo has been entrusted with transporting Mao Sun and Xing Er to their new home in Copenhagen ZOO. The final preparations are now taking place before flight SK 996 on the 4th of April will take off from Beijing with the two VIP travelers.
 
Included in the final preparations for this special occasion is the decoration of the aircraft that is bringing Mao Sun and Xing Er to their new home as well as the truck that is taking them the final stretch from Copenhagen airport to the Copenhagen ZOO. Below you can get a firsthand view of the unique aircraft livery and the decorated truck.
 
We are very proud to be appointed the official carrier of this very prestigious transport. We feel that being entrusted with bringing Mao Sun and Xing Er to their new home in Copenhagen is a big recognition of our continuous efforts in putting safety and quality at the forefront of all our operations. We have some very exciting days ahead of us now, planning for all the important steps in making this a safe and smooth journey for these two VIP travelers, says Leif Rasmussen, President and CEO, SAS Cargo Group A/S.
 
We are very pleased that SAS Cargo is our partner in securing that Mao Sun and Xing Er get a safe and secure transport to their new home in Copenhagen ZOO. It has been a great pleasure planning and preparing every single step of this transport together with SAS Cargo. We have felt through the entire project that we have an experienced partner that puts safety and quality first and helps us look at the pandas’ wellbeing as a top priority, says Bengt Holst, Vice Director and Director of Research and Conservation, Copenhagen ZOO.




For more information please contact:

Alexandra Lindgren Kaoukji
Head of Communications
SAS Cargo
+45 3232 2726

Jacob Munkholm Hoeck 
Head of Media Relations 
Copenhagen ZOO 
+45 3016 7373 




2019-03-19 SAS Cargo welcomes Mao Sun and Xing Er

SAS Cargo welcomes Mao Sun and Xing Er

Two giant Chinese pandas, Mao Sun and Xing Er, will be making their way with SAS Cargo from Beijing to their new home in Copenhagen Zoo on the 4th of April.

The preparations for the arrival of these two new VIP residents has been under way for years. The giant pandas moving to Copenhagen from the Chengdu Panda base is a gesture of goodwill from the president of China, Xi Jinping, following Her Majesty the Queen of Denmark’s State Visit to China in 2014 .

The bears can expect an exceptional welcome in Denmark. 

We are very proud to be appointed the official carrier of this very prestigious transport. We feel that being entrusted with bringing Mao Sun and Xing Er to their new home in Copenhagen is a big recognition of our continuous efforts in putting safety and quality at the forefront of all our operations. We have some very exciting days ahead of us now, planning for all the important steps in making this a safe and smooth journey for these two VIP travelers, says Leif Rasmussen, President and CEO, SAS Cargo Group A/S.

 

 
 
2019-03-08 SAS Cargo continues to be number one in the world on delivering freight quality

SAS Cargo continues to be number one in the world on delivering freight quality

​The January results of the Cargo iQ benchmark show that SAS Cargo maintains the top leading position as the world number one in delivering air freight quality.


Yet again SAS Cargo was ranked as number one according to the IATA Customer Promise Performance Index. SAS Cargo has now been ranked number one worldwide five out of the last six months.

​This is the result of the great teamwork that exists across the entire SAS organization and together with our partners. Quality is a vital part of our DNA and being ranked as number one in the world is a very satisfactory result of our continuous commitment to offer the highest possible standards to our customers, says Leif Rasmussen, President and CEO, SAS Cargo Group A/S.
​ 
​Cargo iQ is an IATA driven organization with the mission of creating and implementing quality standards for the worldwide airfreight industry. The IATA Customer Promise Performance Index is a very important benchmarking index as it reflects a fixed and standardized mutual measurement of quality between carriers and forwarders.
​ 
Our commitment is to deliver shipments on time according to the bookings. As we put quality at the forefront of our work we are very proud to have reached this important goal because we know that to our customers, on-time delivery equals quality says Erling Kirkeby, Head of Handling & Quality Management, SAS Cargo.
​ 
​In our daily work we are constantly looking for improving our processes. We have structured follow-ups and a continuous dialogue with our customers in order to secure both corrective measures and a proactive approach to potential improvement areas. I am very happy to see these efforts have led to such satisfactory results, Erling Kirkeby continues.



2019-02-21 SAS Cargo to co-host FlyPharma Conference Europe 2019

SAS Cargo to co-host FlyPharma Conference Europe 2019

SAS Cargo is proudly co-hosting this year’s FlyPharma Conference Europe. Do come and join us in Copenhagen on the 22-23 October 2019.

“It is the first time that this conference will be held in Denmark. Being located in one of Europe’s strongest life science clusters – Medicon Valley – we believe this region is perfect for hosting this event and we are very excited to be part of building and enhancing the pharma logistic community in the region”, says Leif Rasmussen, President & CEO SAS Cargo Group A/S.

Why attend?

FlyPharma Conference Europe is a brilliant opportunity to network and learn from thought leaders within the pharma cargo sector. You will build new supply chain partnerships and learn about the latest industry innovations, putting your business ahead of the curve.

The FlyPharma Conference Europe 2019 is aimed at forward-thinking individuals and businesses that are ready to uncover the potential in their pharma supply chain. The event offers an interactive platform to discuss current and future challenges within pharma and cargo, with topics including market trends, cold chain innovations, latest regulatory demands, security technology, and how to encourage collaboration between supply chain players.


Read more about why you should attend FlyPharma Conference Europe 2019 here



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