Shipa Freight and iContainers combination creates one of the top-five digital forwarding platforms in terms of number of visitors KUWAIT – Agility, a global leader in supply chain services, infrastructure, and innovation today announced that its digital freight forwarding arm, Dubai-based Shipa Freight, will merge with Barcelona-based iContainers, a pioneer in online freight platforms. Shipa Freight and iContainers will combine technology platforms and operations. The combined company, wholly owned by Agility, will be one of the top-five most-visited online freight forwarding platforms globally.
Freight forwarding agents form one of iContainers’ most important and valued clients. Our services extend beyond simply being able to provide agents with limited offers with more route and price options, which in turn helps them to meet their clients’ demands and needs. In addition, as we start to build commercial relationships with these agents, they become more than just customers. These relationships eventually develop into a partnership with which mutual demands and needs are exchanged.
When talking about the digitalization of the ocean freight industry, one common sentiment held by both the media and industry experts is that the race towards the digitalization of the sector has begun. Slowly (in comparison with other industries) but surely, technology has permeated the industry’s main processes and is a key focus of important players. There are, however, differences in opinions regarding certain aspects of digitalization, such as its advantages and disadvantages, the opportunities and challenges the sector faces upon full adaptation, and how digitalization will redefine the sector over the next five or ten years.
iContainers is proud to announce the launch of our new automated notifications feature! As a shipper, iContainers’ proactive notifications system allows you to receive updates of their shipments in a fret-free manner. Forget the calling, forget the constant checking of any updates. Our automated notifications will notify you automatically as soon as there’s a change in your shipment status! How does iContainers’ automated notifications system work? Has your container been picked up?
iContainers in Rotterdam iContainers is a digital platform that’s leading the future of ocean freight. Our online search engine helps to optimize results and manage shipment. Equipped with a revolutionary technology, we have assisted over 5,000 clients with saving time and money. In our continuing efforts to expand, we’re now proud to announce the opening of our new office in Rotterdam! The launch of this new Netherlands branch is a significant step in our plan to be present in the world’s main logistics hubs.
The importance of China in the international trade market goes without saying. For the past 5 years, their ports have ranked highest in both import and export within the ocean freight industry. To gain a deeper understanding of this unique market, three representatives from iContainers attended the 13th Annual SINO Conference in Shanghai. Three nights in Shanghai The opportunities were endless. The event attracted over 1,500+ freight forwarders, logistics vendors, and industry-related companies from around the globe.
Now, to ship a container to Spain is much easier than ever. iContainers launches Door-to-Door Freight Forwarder Services for imports, exports and overseas moves between the United States and Spain. The new Door-to-Door shipment service gives customers the ability to book shipments as easily as they would send a package overnight, without worrying about pickups, paperwork and delivery. iContainers will extend the service throughout Europe and Latin America by 2016.