Monthly Member’s Meeting in January 2022: What You Need to Know
Here you can find the highlights from our January Member's Meeting. This meeting is your monthly opportunity to hear about upcoming work by Digital Freight Alliance. We start with a short recap of last month’s meeting, then take a look at some of the key discussions that took place.
This article will give you an idea of what you can expect at future meetings as well as provide information on Digital Freight Alliance events that you might be interested in attending or participating in.
Why digital matters?
Digital will be the largest and most significant shift in the transportation industry. It will be a major change to the way we live and interact with our surroundings. Digital technology will transform how we move goods and people around, how we work, and how we play.
We can see that digital technology is already impacting all modes of transportation such as personal vehicles, freight trucks and trains – through improving safety, enhancing capacity, reducing pollution, changing ridership habits, changing parking patterns, changing fuel consumption patterns, changing freight terminal operations, etc.
Large transportation players are going digital at scale. Why is it so important?
No more paperwork. Digitize the management of your document operations. You can create, store, sign, and even add a company seal digitally in a secure cloud workspace for your team to access from anywhere.
More transparency. An ecosystem of tools you can access from any desktop device that enable your customers to have visibility on all booking stages, with the ability to track shipments and view them on a world map.
Reduction in cost. With less manual labour required and with more transparency and efficiency in the system, you will reduce costs and remain competitive.
Why join the Digital Freight Alliance?
DP World’s Digital Freight Alliance was founded in 2020. The Digital Freight Alliance is a digital network designed to meet the needs of the freight business.
DFA web-based tools can help digitize your business!
Associate your business with a leading enabler of trade
Web-Based Tools - Digital & Services Ecosystem
Digitize your business with our web-based tools, DP World Services & Products. Our suite of web-based tools will help you:
Have more transparency
Reduce your costs
Increase customer satisfaction
Incremental Business Opportunities
The Digital Freight Alliance is a digital network that connects freight carriers with shippers, so they can increase their business via digitization. Grow your business with DFA:
Get access to the DFA network for business opportunities.
Get access to the booking platform - SeaRates.
Access to other DP World Products
DP World is one of the world's largest port operators and terminal operators. DP World operates major ports on all three continents, including Europe, Asia and Africa.
DP World provides a wide range of products to its customers, which includes Cargoes Finance, Cargoes Runner, Container Leasing, and more!
Knowledge sharing from DP World & Partners
There are many ways to share knowledge, and DP World & Partners has each one covered.
The company’s monthly virtual gatherings enable our alliance members to share insights on their business and discover new ideas. The physical gatherings give members the opportunity to interact with other professionals in their field. And information and opinion sharing on blogs is a regular occurrence.
Rates+ - Ecosystem & Benefits
Logistics Explorer - RTM
Logistics Explorer’s backbone is the RMS that allows you to manage rates. It gives you a single source of information and an easy and fast way to access to your rates. It allows you to search your contract rates as well as those from agents and partners you have subscribed to in a matter of seconds.
Logistics Explorer - Leads Generator
1. You’ve got your rates on the RMS, now add Logistics Explorer, the Lead Generator.
2. You’ve added your rates, now let’s make them discoverable!
3. The Logistics Explorer widget adds value and enhances your customer’s experience by giving them instant access to your rates!
4. Leverage the widget on your platform as a Lead Generator for your business.
5. Your customers, existing and new, can now visit your site to discover your rates.
Logistics Explorer provides you with:
- Business insights of what lanes you’re missing rates in.
- Lead generation that is accessible in your dashboard next to the RMS.
Tracking+ - Tracking Management System
White Label Integration
The Tracking System is a unique application that was created with the aim of tracking cargo without the need to visit multiple sites of various carriers. In the modern world of logistics, customers will not perceive a forwarder as a reputable service provider if they are unable to digitally track their goods. Customers are likely to question a carrier’s credibility if that carrier does not provide tracking information on the movement of their valuable goods in real-time.
The design of the tool easily adapts to any site and is customized in accordance with the wishes of the owner. The system works with more than 130 shipping lines, including all global lines. It shows the identical information received directly from the line, and moreover, it visualizes the route on the map.
How do I add the Tracking System to my website?
Step 1: Get the customized codes of the platform from your DFA account manager.
Step 2: Do the integration using the help of your programmers or any third-party IT service providers, NOTE; SeaRates IT department is at your disposal to help you with this.
Step 3: As soon as the platform is integrated on your side, share with your manager the domain where the integration took place to open your access.
Virtual Planner - Ship Schedules
Whether you're planning container bookings or analysing vessel movements, we have the most comprehensive sailing schedule database. Complete, accurate and updated continuously, our schedule data is available to logistics professionals – anytime and anywhere. Search our extensive routes to find the right schedule which fits your supply chain. The application is available either for web integration or in API format.
Digital Freight Alliance is the first global supply chain association created by DP World, a leading enabler of logistics and trade. With both a free and premium membership, it's the start of your journey. Choose one and enjoy all the benefits of the Digital Freight Alliance.
We appreciate your attention and look forward to seeing you at our Annual Members Meeting on 10 & 11 March 2022 at Expo 2020 Dubai's DP World Pavilion.
We look forward to hearing from you and discussing the industry's future.
Please visit this page to learn more about our Annual Members Meeting.
If you are a member of the DFA and missed this meeting, please contact your account manager to get a copy of the presentation. If you would like to join us, please contact us so that you don’t lose out on any opportunities for your freight forwarding business.