New online rate platform from Cargoguide

By Damian Brett

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Cargoguide has officially unveiled its new online rate management platform as part of efforts to simplify rate management.

The new platform is a search engine for the freight forwarding sector and enables companies to meet the “key challenges they face in their day-to-day sales operations by increasing transparency and efficiency”.

It enables users to compare airfreight rates, including surcharges; improve rate calculations by allowing the inclusion of detailed shipment information, create and send custom quotes, track and manage sales opportunities.

It builds on predecessor Cargo Office, the first independently managed global rate solution with a pre-filled air rate database. Cargoguide already works with more than 1,500 forwarders in over 84 countries. 

As a cloud-based solution, it has no installation time and it can be used to work remotely and provides up-to-date rates and flight schedules.

Bas van der Putten, growth manager, Cargoguide, said: “We believe the freight forwarding process should be transparent, neutral and conducted within a fair market. Cargoguide is the next step in helping make that a reality.

“This is an exciting time for us and for digital technology in the wider freight forwarding sector. It is however a challenging time for many freight forwarders and carriers, as they look to meet the demands of modern customers while remaining competitive.”

“We understand that forwarders and carriers need a platform that connects them through rates and that is continuously innovating and growing with them. The transparent rate calculations and accuracy of Cargoguide’s data is unique and truly sets us apart from other platforms.”

Jorre Cobelens, founder and managing director, Cargoguide International, added: “We’ve established great partnerships over the years, working with the Carriers, GSAs and forwarders as their independent partner.

“Having created a standard for comparable freight rates since 2003, the platform allows carriers to market their capacity and forwarders to easily compare freight rates.

“We look forward to working with our customers to meet the challenges within the freight forwarding market – together.”

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Damian Brett

Damian Brett
I have been writing about the freight and logistics industry since 2007 when I joined International Freighting Weekly to cover the shipping sector. After a stint in PR, I have gone on to work for Containerisation International and Lloyds List - where I was editor of container shipping - before joining Air Cargo News in 2015. Contact me on [email protected]