Updated: Jun 16, 2020
DP World has rolled out online logistics tools and services as part of a connected ecosystem of platforms to enable forwarders and businesses to book shipments of cargo by any combination of sea, land and air transportation modes.
Designed to keep supply chains flowing during the Coronavirus pandemic, the initiative represents a major step forward in digitising the management of logistics to increase the efficiency, visibility and the resilience of global supply chains.
The move follows the company's acquisition of SeaRates.com, a digital platform that enables customers to transport cargo worldwide, along with LandRates.com and AirRates.com.
DP World has also created the Digital Freight Alliance, an online association that bringst forwarders globally onto one platform, giving them access to new tools, routes and services.
DP World chief operating officer for logistics and technology Mike Bhaskaran said in a company statement: "The covid-19 pandemic has demonstrated that we must do all we can to make supply chains stronger to keep trade flowing, even in times of unprecedented challenges for the world.
"DP World's vision is to digitalise supply chains leveraging our worldwide infrastructure of ports, terminals, economics zones and other assets.
“Our new platforms are moving the management of moving cargo online. It will enable our customers to be more efficient and increase the visibility and predictability of supply chains. This will help them to grow their businesses, and ultimately keep countries supplied with the vital goods they need in the crisis."
DP World's growing global network of ports, terminals and economic zones are the bedrock of the business with 150 operations in 50 countries. The digital trade and logistics platforms will leverage this vast network of real-world infrastructure to offer end-to-end supply chain services.
Source: Shipping Gazette