Regional low-cost airline, Jambojet has fully automated its cargo management process after acquiring Cargo Flash’s Octogen Cargo Management System (CMS). The integration covers Customer Management, Cargo booking and Rating, Schedule Management, Stock Management, Tracking, AWB validation, customer billing and Non-CASS Invoices, to name a few.
Jambojet launched Cargo Operations in January 2022, with a capacity of over 1.2 tonnes per flight across its network, to address the growing need for the movement of goods in the region. They offer various products such as the transportation of Fresh produce, Live tropical fish, Pharmaceuticals, Express cargo, Repatriation, and General cargo.
Mr. Karanja Ndegwa, Jambojet Managing Director and CEO noted that the integration with Cargo Flash will increase their efficiencies in service delivery to their customers and lower the cost of operations. It will also make it easier for the customers to book, pay and track their cargo, and widen our network with airline interlining.
Mr. Karanja added that the efficiencies will result in savings of up to 50 percent in cargo pricing that customers will enjoy. Previously, freight charges for goods between Nairobi to other domestic routes weighing 45KGs would cost US$45, and the same weight of goods will now cost US$15. Goods weighing 100KGs previously cost US$60, will now cost US$38. This is exclusive of 3rd party handling charges. Furthermore, Jambojet will charge Ksh700 for parcels up to 2KGs.
Those sending cargo to Goma from Nairobi will also enjoy lower rates. Cargo weighing 100KGs will be charged US$2.10 per KG, which previously cost US$2.26 per KG. Goods weighing 250KGs will now cost US$2.05, while previously cost US$2.10.
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Jambojet, which recently launched Jambojet Rewards, a loyalty program, flies 11 routes; seven from its primary hub in Nairobi to Mombasa, Kisumu, Eldoret, Malindi, Diani, Lamu and Goma (DRC), and four from its secondary hub in Mombasa to Kisumu, Nairobi, Eldoret and Lamu.