“We are proud on how quickly we are able to expand our digital platform. The successful implementation of Saloodo! in Europe, the Middle East and Africa allows us to offer the service now also in South America. This helps to improve the connectedness and efficiency of the road freight system in this region”, said Antje Huber, CEO of Saloodo!. “According to our Global Connectedness Index, South America is one of the least connected continents in the world but has made great progress in recent years. In a country where road and, above all, rail infrastructure is deficient, solutions of this type boost round-trip logistics, with the Saloodo! platform being an ideal place to link supply and demand.”
Argentina provides the foundation for entry into the Latin American market. Saloodo! provides a central interface for shippers and carriers, intended to help to optimise costs, routes, freight loads and transit times. The Saloodo! platform aims to simplify the search for suitable freight forwarders so that the right partners can be found more quickly from a network of verified freight forwarders, stated DHL.
“An efficient land freight network is essential for local and international trade and gives an additional boost to economic growth and local and regional connectivity, as it is the key channel of trade within a geographically very large country. Our goal is to get rid of traditional, time-consuming and offline logistics processes – Saloodo! optimises the whole shipping process on just one single platform”, said Eduardo Rodrigues, General Manager of DHL Global Forwarding Argentina.
The platform recommends a transport price based on current market data and makes all transportation documents accessible online.
Since 2017, the digital freight service, Saloodo!, has been supporting businesses in Europe and the Middle East and has recently been expanded to Africa, according to DHL. Globally, the service has grown to more than 30,000 shippers and over 12,000 carriers covering 50 countries.