Independent freight forwarders also turning digital

Posted by Daily Shipping Times on 12-03-2018        Tweet

LONDON: After the recent entry of new digital freight forwarders and at the same time that the large multinationals as DHL, K&N, DB Schenker and CH Robinson amongst others have announced the launching of their digital platforms (Saloodo, Twil Logistics, FreightQuote, UShip), local freight forwarders have also made available their own state-of-the-art digital technology. This allows cargo agencies of any size to take their business online and participate for the first time in a world of automation, instantaneity and connectivity. This is all conveyed through the recently released White Label platform, Freightalia.

Freightalia has partnered with the Pangea Group, a network association that unites more than 300 independent freight forwarders from around the world in order to give their members access to this powerful automatic quoting system and help them to further their engagement with exporters, importers and agents. “There has been a lot of interest in the newly released system, as due to the fast-paced development of our modern world, freight forwarders have been receiving mounting pressure regarding digital changes.

In a study conducted by KPMG ´Startups in Logistics and Forwarding: Business models, investments, challenges´, the sector and its potential and current technological challenges were analyzed. In this report, the need to implement and use White Label systems were already pointed out as crucial next steps for freight forwarders and 3PLs.