DHL Freight introduces digital B2B freight platform in Europe
DHL said the solution helps companies to match their full truck load, part truck load and less than truck load offerings with transport providers’ capacities and find the appropriate provider according to their needs.
October 20, 2016
By Donald Urquhart
DHL Freight, one of the leading providers of road freight services in Europe, has introduced CILLOX, a virtual marketplace for enterprises with transportation needs. DHL said the fast and seamless solution helps companies to match their full truck load, part truck load and less than truck load offerings with transport providers’ capacities and find the appropriate provider according to their needs.
With CILLOX, shippers no longer need to deal with challenges such as lengthy price inquiries and comparisons or unreliable providers – they enjoy end-to-end control of their shipment processes within a single platform. Transport providers profit from guaranteed fast payment with streamlined invoicing and payment processes that improves accuracy.
“Both companies and carriers benefit from this new business model,” explains Amadou Diallo, CEO, DHL Freight. “With CILLOX, DHL offers a solution to promote the digitalization of the logistics industry and disrupt the traditional road freight business. The launch of the platform is a result of our strategy 2020 and promotes further growth due to its innovative and agile business model.”
Early user testing during the pilot period was implemented successfully in September and showed high customer satisfaction. As of January 2017, the platform shall be fully operational for all market participants.
CILLOX enables companies to find a suitable transport service provider at the touch of a button. The platform seeks to address common problems while searching for an appropriate and reliable transport service provider, such as lengthy price inquiries and comparisons, or delays in the Proof of Delivery process, by offering instant access to a large number of DHL pre-qualified and peer-rated providers for fast quotes and easy transport booking. Shippers can pay, manage and track their shipments using a convenient dashboard.
At the same time, CILLOX offers carriers of all sizes a platform to market their company’s assets and capabilities to expand their customer base and locate suitable loads to further optimise their vehicles’ capacity. CILLOX also facilitates accurate invoicing, payment and electronic Proof of Delivery submission processes, so carriers can profit from guaranteed fast payment.
Truck drivers using the CILLOX mobile app receive jobs directly on their smartphone, and automatic status alerts throughout the transportation journey. The extensive range of services provided by CILLOX increases not only DHL’s own, but also its customers’ efficiency and competitiveness.