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​Virgin Atlantic Cargo Customers Can Now Book Shipments Through Unisys Cargo Portal Services

​Multi-carrier e-booking portal provides greater flexibility to Virgin Atlantic Cargo clients

London, 10 December, 2014 – Unisys Corporation announced that Virgin Atlantic Cargo, the cargo division of Virgin Atlantic Airways, has expanded its eBooking options to enable customers to book and track shipments using Unisys’ Cargo Portal Services (CPS).

Unisys Cargo Portal Services is delivered via a cloud-based model hosted by Unisys. The online booking service is used by thousands of freight forwarders, agents and shippers around the world to conveniently make and manage their bookings at any time of day. CPS services vary by carrier but can include the ability to check availability, create bookings, check booking status, and submit master and house air waybill data.

John Lloyd, Director of Cargo at Virgin Atlantic, said: “Our customers can already book online with us via the Virgin Atlantic Cargo website but we recognise that many of our clients use multi-carrier services, like CPS, and this will make it even easier and faster for those customers to book their shipments with us.  We want to ensure customers have the choice they need when they do business with us. That means combining e-solutions alongside the important personal contacts our customers already enjoy with the staff in our contact centres.”

Christopher Shawdon, vice president Logistics Solutions at Unisys, said: “We are delighted that Virgin Atlantic Cargo has selected CPS to offer its customers more choice for their cargo bookings. CPS users now gain even more value from the service and Virgin Atlantic Cargo benefits from reaching a huge user base that is already doing e-booking from 100 countries.”

Unisys has more than 45 years of experience providing advanced, mission-critical IT solutions to the aviation industry. Unisys solutions are used to process approximately 25 percent of the world’s air cargo.

About Unisys

Unisys is a global information technology company that solves complex IT challenges at the intersection of modern and mission critical.  We work with many of the world’s largest companies and government organisations to secure and keep their mission critical operations running at peak performance; streamline and transform their data centers; enhance support to their end users and constituents; and modernise their enterprise applications.  We do this while protecting and building on their legacy IT investments. Our offerings include outsourcing and managed services, systems integration and consulting services, high-end server technology, cybersecurity and cloud management software, and maintenance and support services.  For more information, visit www.unisys.com.

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