AMI UK launches on-line cargo portal
The UK arm of trade-only airfreight and express wholesaler AMI has launched its new on-line Quote&Book portal. The new site is modelled on AMI’s Express click2ship model, which was launched in 2010. The site is only accessible by AMI approved agent customers, who enter shipment details to obtain immediate quotes. Prices can then be filtered using AMI’s consolidation or direct AWB service, as well as by airport of departure, direct or deferred services.
Customers requiring additional value added services can also request these via the site – including a nationwide collection service, HAWB production, NES entries and security screening.
Prices will appear as all-inclusive, but customers can also view a detailed break-down.
Quotes can be printed, emailed and/or stored on the system for subsequent retrieval when the enquiry becomes a booking.
In its first phase release, Quote&Book caters for Airport-to-Airport export shipments. Phase II, covering Airport-to-Door (DDU/DDP), is under development and due for release later in 2015.
Sharon Wright, AMI VP Europe, commented: “AMI was the pioneer in on-line air cargo booking portals almost 20 years ago. This new portal fully recognises and adopts the new ways in which our customers want to do business, and enables them to obtain an instant and competitive ‘all in’ price – enabling them to satisfy the demands of their shipper customers requiring speedy responses and prices.”