8 March 2013, Bangkok, Thailand: OAG Cargo, the market leader for air cargo data solutions, is to provide flight schedules data for the Worldwide Information Network (WIN) – a cloud-based collaboration software platform for independent freight forwarders, giving WIN members immediate online access to more than 700,000 direct and connecting flights worldwide.
Under the new agreement between OAG Cargo and WIN, the flight schedules data will be available directly from the WIN platform.
OAG Cargo announced the new partnership on the first day of the 5th WCA Family Conference Week, taking place in Bangkok, Thailand from 7 to 10 March, where the company is participating. Part of WCA Family Week, the networking event is due to attract more than 2,400 independent freight forwarders.
Speaking from the event, Executive Vice President of OAG Cargo, Alv Hill, says: “This deal is a significant development for WIN members – typically small- to medium-size freight forwarders – as they can now compete more easily with larger companies which have broad access to similar data.
“Our product also saves valuable time through its simplicity and ease in finding the best flight and route for any consignment,” Hill adds.
John DeBenedette, Managing Director, WIN, remarks: “Empowering independent freight forwarders with broad reach in terms of connectivity and the latest tools to enhance their airfreight operations is a priority for WIN in 2013. The addition of OAG Cargo’s flight schedules is an important strategic step towards achieving our goals.”
OAG Cargo’s flight schedules data is due to go live on WIN by mid-year 2013.
Visit the OAG Cargo stand number 116 at the WCA Family Conference Week, Centara Grand at Central World, Bangkok, Thailand, between 7 to 10 March 2013, for further information.
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Photo caption: Alv Hill, Executive Vice President of OAG Cargo (right) and John DeBenedette, Managing Director of Worldwide Information Network, seal the deal at WCA Family Conference Week in Bangkok.