Star of Logistics Shines with Startups

logistics star shines with startups
logistics star shines with startups

The logistics industry liked digitalization. Many startups, who saw the needs, entered the sector and carried the manual and paper work to digital. Startups offer services that have not yet been provided in transportation, and digitally executed transactions provide customers with a cost advantage of up to 40 percentages


Transport Sector Leader, KPMG Turkey Yavuz Öner said the technology has changed the face of the logistics industry. Stating that the startups that started to provide service in logistics with the ideas that will solve the problems in the sector in recent years were successful, Öner said, “The manual transportation organizer has provided significant efficiency, time and cost advantage by moving the works to digital. The digitization of transport organizing is a devastating change in the sector. ” Öner gave the following information about the rising startups in logistics:

Solutions of digital transport organizing platforms have accelerated things. In the manual process, pricing was not transparent for companies wishing to ship and the information system was closed to communication. FreightHub's development has been a good example of the destructive impact in the industry. FreightHub, which started out as just a platform, gradually turned into a transport organizer, competing against established brands such as Kuehne & Nagel, DHL and UPS. The digital transport organizer allows customers to access different price offers, arrange their own shipment and follow them simultaneously. Customers pay up to 40 percent less. The digital transport organization platforms offered by startups provide transparency in terms of costs and enable active management of a shipment during the transportation process.

Technological developments are being met with confidence in the sector. Freightos has invested over US $ million in 94 from US venture capitalists and European organizations, collaborating with CMA CGM, a leading company in the industry. Germany-based FreightHub secured 20 million dollars for A Investment Tour FreightHub, which entered the market at 2016, is now the leader in logistics technology in Europe.

Set an example for maritime

Suggest Yavuz from KPMG Turkey, terrestrial he noted that this change was watched with interest as the maritime industry. Öner, “Leading maritime companies can also adapt to this trend and develop their own platforms. Previously, similar collaboration took place between Maersk and IBM. As a result of this cooperation, the global block chain platform TradeLens has emerged. In the coming years, the 'software as a service' model may be the main competitive criterion in the maritime sector. ”

In the maritime sector, IMO 2020 regulation of ships used to limit the sulfur content of the fuel used in the suggestion, this also created another opportunity for startups said. Öner said, durum This has created demand for more efficient use of fuel among shipping companies. Startups began to provide clear analysis of which route to follow for optimal fuel use during transport. Searoutes.com offers services for identifying routes that will save fuel in line with new standards and ensuring sustainability, promising 10 reduction in fuel cost. Yüzde

Asset tracking with sensors

Yavuz Öner emphasized that the fixture tracking in the transportation sector is one of the important issues on the agenda. Öner said:

“In the past, customers were not able to track their shipments. Startups also made a move to solve this problem. For example, Hawkeye360, which uses radio frequency to monitor movements in air, land and sea routes, has invested $ 16,3 in the US. Clearmetal, which foresees transport time by using machine learning and enables loading tracking, has also invested $ 12 in the US. It is unclear whether these startups will continue to grow by offering only follow-up opportunities. The focus is on the fact that tracking technology continues to exist in integration with digital transport organizers. For now, a platform called ContainerXChange allows simultaneous monitoring of the installation. ”


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