DP World takes up door-to-door services: also rail is an option

Terminal operator DP World has set up its own digital freight booking portal, called Cargoes Logistics. With the service, it is offering door-to-door services which also include rail freight. It is yet another sign that large companies are taking matters into their own hands, addressing “complexities and inefficiencies that exist in global supply chains.”

According to the Dubai-based company, customers can book a complete freight journey from shipper to customer via the new portal, choosing from sea, road and rail transport, or a combination of these. ‘Search, choose & book’: it’s all a piece of cake according to DP World. The company says there is an urgent need to address “complexities and inefficiencies that exist in global supply chains.”

Digital platform

DP World is certainly not the first to launch a digital platform with the promise of simplifying the logistics chain and offering a ‘one stop shop’. However, it is one of the most powerful parties that has done this to date. DP World operates more than eighty port terminals worldwide.

European shippers who want to put the system to the test still have to be patient. It will be available first for shipments from India to destinations in the Middle East, Southeast Asia and North Africa, among others, and from the United Arab Emirates to India. Worldwide introduction will follow later.

Author: Paul Jumelet

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