The freight transportation industry is becoming more and more important every year, which is leading to the adoption of new logistics software to facilitate the process.
In only 10 years, just talking about the shipping industry, the numbers for container traffic has practically tripled.
There are many reasons for this, including the constant growth of e-commerce, which requires more and more activity in terms of freight transportation.
However, freight transportation is still a very complex process for a growing industry. Up to 27 different agents may be involved in the same freight transportation process, exchanging approximately 20 documents per container and communicating through e-mails and phone calls.
So, we can say that both the shipping industry and the freight transportation industry in general, operate in a very traditional way. They face 8 big problems (which we can see by clicking here) that make the supply chain very inefficient.
Furthermore, we must not forget that, in addition to the direct problems that derive from the inefficiency of current freight transportation processes, this entire process has repercussions on many other indirect consequences, as well as environmental and economic ones.
What is the purpose of a logistics software?
In spite of this complexity that the supply chain suffers today, these problems have not been ignored, given that in recent years new logistics software companies have emerged offering new solutions that reduce the degree of complexity that freight transportation still faces today.
These companies were born to provide logistics software solutions to address different problems that arise in freight transportation. So below we will see 5 different cases of logistics software.
5 Innovative Logistics Software
Onfleet is a logistics software solution focused on delivery management, which helps companies by allocating and tracking their local deliveries, communicating with their drivers and customers, increasing their delivery operations.
This logistics software is aimed at companies whose business involves carrying out delivery operations and managing a fleet of drivers.
Its optimization allows it to cover high volume operations at a good speed, so it is a good example of logistics software, as it covers some of the most common problems that a freight transportation process encounters, such as delivery delays, resulting in high costs, or inefficient communication between various actors in the supply chain.
🇺🇸It is based in San Francisco, USA.
Tagbox offers a logistics software solution through BoxLens, a platform that helps customers to effectively and reliably label a product so that the goods are controlled in real-time along the supply chain.
This logistics software combines an IoT based real-time and granular sensing to monitor temperature, humidity, shock, light, energy, and location with machine learning-driven predictive insights to identify excursion, theft or damage risk. Helping to achieve a more transparent, secure and efficient supply chain.
🇮🇳It is based in Bengaluru, India.
As we mentioned at the beginning, freight transportation not only has problems that make the process difficult, but it also has other problems derived from this activity, such as environmental impact.
We4sea offers shipowners the possibility to monitor, analyze and optimize the fuel efficiency of their ships in real-time. In addition, there is no need for new hardware to implement it so it is a system that does not take significant time to start operating.
It is certainly a very innovative way to save fuel and emissions in an easier, faster and more affordable way.
🇳🇱It is based in Delft, Netherlands.
Most of the new logistics software solutions are focused on the shipping industry, but we must not forget that freight transportation can be both road, sea, air and rail. And that all of them share many of the problems in their supply chain.
Assaia is a case where a startup has focused its solution towards the air freight transportation, offering a logistics software that aims to reduce the number of delayed flights and to improve the turnaround time for both cargo and passenger flights.
Thanks to artificial intelligence technology the customer can access real-time predictions, timestamps, and preventive alerts.
🇨🇭It is based in Zurich, Switzerland.
We have seen specialized solutions in the different types of freight transportation, but as we have mentioned, all of them share most of the biggest problems in their processes.
ChainGO Tech offers solutions for those problems by adapting to all types of freight transportation.
It does so through a blockchain logistics software, which allows all the agents of the supply chain involved in the process, through a collaborative platform, to share and manage the information and communication flows needed in a freight transportation process.
Moreover, with the use of blockchain technology, which complements the platform, since it provides immutability (of documentation and information), there is increased security and transparency throughout the process.
And like some of the cases we have seen before, ChainGO integrates with the systems used by the agents of the supply chain (freight forwarders, shippers, etc).
🇪🇸It is based in Madrid, Spain.
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