ONLINE FREIGHT COMPARISON TOOL LAUNCHED AS GLOBAL SHIPPERS FORUM’S SEAN VAN DORT RENEWS CALLS FOR DIGTALISATION
Today’s the day, and Freight Media – the team behind FORWARDER magazine – have launched their long-awaited disruptive tool: Freightabase. This online database is set to connect thousands of industry stakeholders across the globe with the optimum carrier services for their needs.
Freightabase is a platform for comparing freight carriers, designed so that any freight forwarder, exporter or importer can use it. But, this isn’t your standard price-comparison tool. Freightabase allows its users to find carriers who meet specific criteria of interest, such as location, mode of transport and consignment specialisms such as dangerous or perishable goods via its keyword search function. The project has been a mammoth undertaking, driven by our years of experience within the freight industry, listening to the same frustrations being repeated over and over again.
The launch comes in the wake of Sean Van Dort, Chairman of the Global Shippers Forum, reiterating the urgent need for digitalisation across the industry.
In an interview for Issue 32 of FORWARDER magazine, Van Dort said, “It’s all about speed, and speed is an innovation taking over the freight forwarding world.
“Digitalisation and digital documentation are increasing. This will help us to cut down costs as well, by saving time.”
Platforms such as Freightabase are going to help pick up the pace.
Freightabase users can receive multiple quotes from selected providers who meet the right criteria, rather than researching and then individually requesting quotes from each company. We’re making gaining quotes quicker, easier and more efficient.
Our MD, Craig Headford, said, “This project has been years in the making, and is going to completely revolutionise the freight industry.
“This is the most innovative tool in the industry right now, and is going to level the playing field for logistics companies worldwide. Any company who is included in this database is going to see massive benefits through client acquisition and significant ROI.”
Containing an estimated 200 companies from 35 countries and growing, the global-scale database is set to be in huge demand.
Freightabase’s platform is free to use, making it accessible to companies large and small. A fairer, more transparent marketplace, and competition that isn’t just focussed on driving prices down? It’s and giving registered companies the maximum opportunity for direct lead generation.
Make sure you visit www.freightabase.com to have a look for yourself.