Category: Cargobase

The World’s First Curated Multi-Freight Mode Marketplace Isn’t she lovely? Meet our new baby, Cargobase Mercado. The Industry Needed A Platform Logistics tend to cost more for small and medium enterprises than large enterprises. Firstly, SMEs cargo are usually smaller and of more irregular frequency. Secondly, SMEs often lack international freight shipment experiences. Logistics costs…

Here’s a quick round up of common terms you’ve probably already heard thrown around while working in the logistics business. But what do they mean, how and when do we use them? Let’s start with Freight modes. Air Charter Involves the rental of an entire aircraft and is commonly used for time sensitive cargo or…

LSNT = learn something new today: What is multimodal spot-buy and what is its significance in world of freight? Get to know the latest buzz phrase of the industry. Have you ever had the privilege of organizing an urgent shipment? Sourcing for a provider, getting quotations, arranging shipment paperwork, waiting for updates from several parties,…

Logistics Providers can now Check, Track, Update & Chat via the New Mobile Application Singapore, 3 April 2018 – Cargobase, the platform bridging the tech gap between shippers and providers, announced today the release of mobile application “On The Go!”, a version specially designed for Providers. Apart from boasting new features and improved efficacy, a…

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Detroit. Hustles. Harder. Wiebe Helder, CEO of Cargobase wants you to Put Your Hands Up for Detroit. Whenever I say “I was in Detroit” or “I’m heading to Detroit” to anyone, I watch in amazement as their expressions slip into a mix of wide-eyed wonder and crinkled foreheads; their lips twitch, their heads tilt to…

Yesterday News: Change Happened Some people think, that the fundamental task of logistics professionals is to make sure that goods get from Point A to Point B. However, many, us included would point out that it is too simplistic a summary. It conveniently excludes the long list of requirements to be met, unforeseen circumstances to…

Cargobase now offers the capability for providers to link their tracking system with our API, helping shippers to view all shipment updates on one dashboard. Get on track or fall back like, way back. We know how stressful it can be, relying on a shipment to be delivered on time. That innocent cargo, caught in unforeseen…

Whoever coined the saying “better late than never” couldn’t have been from the logistics industry. The best of us know it’s more “better never than late”, like George Bernard Shaw once said. For every late shipment an incalculable series of butterfly effects – usually costly – is put into motion. And we can go on about punctuality being…

Spot-Buy Freight is much like a spoilt child’s outburst – comes and goes, but It’s time to show a little tough love to the spoilt brat of the logistics industry. The logistics industry has given birth to many lovely children, but amongst them is a spoilt brat – a spoilt child that demands attention. It…

While You Were Sleeping, Spot-Buy Freight Happened. Some emergency emails were sent, panic phone calls made, and last-minute shipments were procured. But in case you missed all the action, here’s a helpful list of what likely went down. A Big Fat Bill Got Signed Oh, it’s nothing, it happens. Just ask any Global Supply Chain…

It happened again. This time it happened in Detroit, USA, at a business meeting with one of the leading companies in the automotive industry. I met an intelligent, promising, and enthusiastic 37-year-old Supply Chain Manager who studied our solution intently and sincerely, beaming with excitement. His comments were: “This is exactly what we need. An automated…

Smartphones and consumers have become inseparable. Imagine going to the store without your smartphone. How can you make sure you’re purchasing that purse you’ve been eyeing at the best price possible? Even worse, what happens if you get to the store and find out the boots you wanted to purchase are not in stock and…

Imagine your automotive manufacturing facility is based in the US and the majority of the parts needed for you facility are sourced from Japan. An earthquake strikes Japan and in its aftermath a tsunami occurs destroying the facility that made the parts you need for your facility. How long will your inventory last? This Black…

Hi There, Logistics Layman Need something shipped urgently but it’s not quite your job? When we say we’ve created a user-friendly platform for all, we mean it. Now everyone can go from logistics layman to logistics marksman. The term “logistics” originated from an ancient Greek word to mean ratio, calculation, reason, and was first used…

In my ideal world (of logistics), all employees would spend at least one hour per week on innovation. It would include a mandatory step-back from the day-to-day hustle and bustle and to simply take in the “big picture”, I think it would pay off. As it is, on a daily basis, we feel like we are…

What if I told you that 2% of your yearly freight volume makes up for 10% of your total freight spend? That’s right. 2% volume = 10% spend. If you’re shaking your head in disbelief, I can explain. Mind Your Head It’s a supply chain paradox really. You see, most supply chain professionals do not…

“Hello. It’s Me.” – An Article by our Development Team With the rise of Messaging apps and AI (Artificial Intelligence) ChatBots, online interaction is fast blossoming from mouse clicks to conversation. The buzz phrase of the moment is “Conversation UI”, where “User Interface” is the name and “Conversational” is the game. In the East, in Asia,…

Spot-buy freight is often the highest freight cost in our supply chain as we don’t know all the options available to us and end up paying more than we need to. Putting an RFQ in place instead of signing a blank check will encourage providers to quote their best prices and reduce margins significantly. It’s…

You Just Got Ship-Whipped Shipping something from Guangzhou to Rotterdam, or say, Mauritius to Detroit, is complex enough as it is, let alone when it is an spot-buy shipment; a last-minute shipment, that could exponentially crank up stress-levels and the complexity in coordination. More often than not, companies do not have a proper system in…

Cargobase, the online platform for ad hoc freight, announced today its December results, which include record ad hoc freight traffic figures. This growth marks an all-time high; a growth attributed to new and improved product releases…

Signed, Sealed, Delivered, with Love After a shipment has been delivered, an invoice makes its way to you. It is a note, bearing your name, from the logistics service provider who handled your shipment. It includes details like the name and cost of their service, and all other cost incurred while handling your shipment, like…

Implementation Excellence Changing an existing logistics process to an automated process, is often seen as expensive, cumbersome, labour intensive, etc. These experiences are based on and relevant to the traditional logistics enterprise software out there. However, new solutions like Cargobase are different. Cost Let’s start with the direct cost of implementing Cargobase. Our platform is cloud…