By Staff writer
Platforms have already been rolled out to help keep trade flowing through coronavirus pandemic
Dubai-based DP World has launched worldwide digital platforms throughout the supply chain to move global trade online.
It means businesses can book shipments of cargo to and from anywhere in the world, by any combination of sea, land and air.
The platforms have already been rolled out to help companies meet the challenges associated with the current coronavirus outbreak and ensure trade is kept flowing.
The initiative follows DP World's acquisition of SeaRates.com, a digital platform that enables customers to transport cargo worldwide at the click of a button, along with LandRates.com and AirRates.com.
DP World has also created the Digital Freight Alliance, an online association that brings freight forwarders globally onto one platform, giving them access to new tools, routes and services, and enabling them to do more business anytime anywhere.
DP World chief operating officer for logistics and technology, Mike Bhaskaran, said: "Our new platforms are moving the management of moving cargo online. It will enable our customers to be more efficient and increase the visibility and predictability of supply chains. This will help them to grow their businesses, and ultimately keep countries supplied with the vital goods they need in the crisis."
DP World currently has more than 150 operations in over 50 countries.
Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem, group chairman and CEO, DP World, added: "We believe that our new platforms, including the Digital Freight Alliance, will contribute to opening new commercial opportunities for our customers, even during the sudden economic downturn.”