Indian exporters and importers can now book rail freight and ocean carriage in one place following a new agreement between Cogoport, the leading digital freight book platform, and Concor – India’s largest rail haulage service provider. It means shippers can now organize transport from inland factories to ship and onward to points across the globe easily at the click of a button.
Cogoport already provides a single online booking platform connecting thousands of exporters and importers with a wide range of shipping lines. Showing prices for multiple carriers in one place, it typically enable shippers to make savings of around 10% on ocean carriage. This new arrangement with Concor adds rail services to and from Inland Container Depots (ICDs) across India to the platform helping shippers to plan whole shipments whilst reducing costs port to port.
Launched in 2017, the Cogoport digital logistics marketplace has been growing at 25% per month by removing the traditional, lengthy and cumbersome offline quotation and booking process. It uses ground-breaking technology, algorithms and analytics to enable its users to move freight more efficiently – with a choice of providers on port pairs, dedicated back-end booking confirmation and seamless shipment tracking.
Already the platform has signed up more than 26,000 users, and is particularly popular among small and medium-size enterprises who often do not have the resources to contact multiple suppliers or the individual buying power to access competitive rates for container shipping. Rail operations are now joined with over 40 major international shipping line partners and host of other suppliers in the Cogoport marketplace to make logistics easier and fairer.