Agility has launched a new online forwarding platform – Shipa Freight – an integrated online freight service that allows users to get rate quotes and book, pay and track ocean and air shipments around the world.
The logistics company says Shipa Freight provides instant, no obligation rate quotes from the countries that account for 95 per cent of global trade and allows users to manage their international shipments with a simple, easy-to-use tool accessible by desktop, laptop, tablet and mobile app.
Agility chief executive officer, Tarek Sultan said: “Shipa Freight is a simple, technology-driven answer for small and medium-size businesses trying to take the complexity out of their international shipping.
“It gives them the transparency, flexibility, competitive pricing and customer service that the industry offers only to multi-nationals and high-volume customers.”
Agility said Shipa Freight gives customers the support of a trusted global network and allows small and medium-size companies to access the world’s growing markets.
In a recent Agility survey of 800 SMEs, small and medium-size companies said they needed the complexity taken out of compliance, customs requirements and cross-border bureaucracy if they were to do more international trade.
The logistic company said Shipa Freight helps customers overcome these issues by providing a compliance database with information on documents required on all trade lanes, helping them navigate the legal and regulatory requirements that are obstacles for many small businesses.
“Shipa Freight is unique among online freight services,” Sultan said. “It offers both air and ocean, including Full Container Load (FCL) and Less than Container Load (LCL) options. It provides users with the ability to manage their freight from start to finish via quote-book-pay-track features and 24/7 customer service
“And it makes use of Agility’s existing global network and scale, which means it’s got built-in flexibility, expertise, and deep understanding of how to move freight around the world.”