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.”
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:
All shipments to mainland China still require the following mandatory data elements:
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
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):
SSR/FREE TEXT FIELD
CER/FORWARDER FOR SHIPPER
OSI/NO PART OF THE SHIPMENT HAS ORIGINATED IN OR TRANSITED REF///AIR/SK/CPH
/DK/EXP/M/0LVA LOW VALUE
Example of House Airwaybill message (FHL):
HBS/OSL00028234/CPHPEK/4/K515//ELECTRIC HEATIN TXT/ELECTRIC HEATING
ESISTORS CMT120-80-64X4 8516.80
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
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
Search all our flight and trucking schedules here
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.
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:
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.
When: The updated app is available in App Store and Google Play on Tuesday September 24, 2019.
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
From March 31 2020
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.
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.
For more information please contact:
Alexandra Lindgren Kaoukji
Head of Communications
+45 3232 2726
Jacob Munkholm Hoeck
Head of Media Relations
+45 3016 7373
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.
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.
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.
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