Companies Share Vision to Standardize Electronic Communications, Automate Processes and Improve Efficiencies across the Air Freight Industry

Descartes recently signed an alliance with InfoSky to streamline logistics messaging for the Chinese air cargo industry. InfoSky, a division of TravelSky, is the leading provider of information technology solutions to China's air cargo, travel and tourism industries. InfoSky is the only air cargo information service provider authorized by the Civil Aviation Administration of China and is also the first and the only Cargo 2000 certified IT solution provider in mainland China. The alliance will join the two organizations' respective networks to connect freight forwarders, ground handling agents, and air carriers on the Descartes Global Logistics Network™ (Descartes GLN™) with the similar China-based community using InfoSky's Cargo Community System (CCS).

Why Descartes?

Aiguo Li, General Manager at InfoSky, describes the benefits of this alliance: “Joining with Descartes GLN provides our customers proven and reliable electronic access to members of the air cargo community in over 160 countries. This is a natural extension to our business as we share a common vision to help standardize communications, automate processes and improve efficiencies across the air freight industry.”

Benefits for Chinese Air Freight Industry

The InfoSky and Descartes alliance will expand the breadth of the Descartes GLN by enabling connected parties to communicate electronically with Chinese airport ground handlers, cargo terminals, and air carriers, including Air China, China Eastern Airlines, Shandong Airlines and Sichuan Airlines. These carriers can also provide electronic status updates on air cargo shipments for connected freight forwarders. InfoSky's China-based forwarders benefit by being able to submit cargo bookings and communicate electronically with air carriers connected to the Descartes GLN.

There’s been an increasing demand in China for connectivity to a broader community of global air carriers and by federating with InfoSky, our customers now have improved electronic access to one of the most active regions for air freight in the world. We're pleased to work with forward-looking companies, like InfoSky, to increase the reach and offer additional value-added services to our respective customer bases and the air cargo industry at large.

Descartes and InfoSky Alliance Streamlines Logistics Messaging for the Chinese Air Freight Industry

Written by Robert Beauchemin

Executive Vice President of Sales and Alliances at Descartes