Damco, global provider of innovative freight forwarding and supply chain management services, has announced the launch of the start-up Twill, a digital freight forwarder designed to simplify shipping with the customer at the helm.
The solution enables customers to book, manage and monitor shipments online at the click of a button, focusing on four key features:
– Instant quotation
– Integrated document handling
– Milestone transparency
– Proactive exception management
Initially focused on managing ocean shipments within the China to UK trade lane, the company will grow by adding more shipping routes and products over the coming months.
Jo Southwell, Logistics Manager at Randa Accessories is already using the platform: “We were really pleased to be involved in the early stages of Twill’s development. Already the online platform is giving us improved visibility of our shipments meaning that we can see where our goods are in the supply chain at any given time. Previously, we relied on a lot of manual processes including emails back and forth with our team in China, but Twill allows us to see all information in one place and it is so simple to use.”
Troels Stovring, CEO of Twill Logistics commented: “We understand that not everyone is a shipping expert. Twill is designed to keep the booking process of freight as simple as possible. We’re taking an agile approach, developing a product for the customer with their needs as the core of everything we do. We are confident that this will simplify shipping significantly and create a great customer experience.”
Twill has until now been in a closed test phase with a select number of customers. From 10th April 2017 the platform will be openly available to the UK market. The company is attending Multimodal 2017 on 4th-6th April, exhibiting the platform.
If you are interested in using the freight forwarding solution of the future, sign up for more information here: www.twill-logistics.com
For more information:
Claire Grant, Athene Communications
T: 01733 207344 | E: [email protected]
Visit Twill Logistics on Stand 8065 to learn more.
Troels Stovring, CEO of Twill Logistics is also speaking at Multimodal 2017 on the topic of ‘Digital disruption in the freight forwarding industry’ – see him on Tuesday 4th April in the Logistics Theatre from 15.30-16.10
Damco is at the forefront of developing innovative supply chain solutions. We fuse our global network and depth of expertise with pioneering digital innovations to enable our customers to stay ahead. Our vision is to connect and simplify supply chains across the globe.
We are experts in the field of complex, rapidly changing markets such as fashion, retail and technology. With a presence in over 100 countries, where we employ more than 11,000 people worldwide, we combine global reach with depth of local understanding. In 2016 we reached a turnover of 2.5 billion US dollars, managed 659 thousand TEUs (twenty-foot equivalent units) of ocean freight and 190 thousand tons of air freight.
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