Monthly Member’s Meeting in June 2022: What You Need to Know

Monthly Member’s Meeting in June 2022: What You Need to Know

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The highlights of our June Member's Meeting are included here. This monthly meeting is a chance to learn about Digital Freight Alliance's planned projects. We begin with a brief overview of last month's meeting and then examine many of the important debates that occurred.

This article will outline the agenda for future meetings and provide information on upcoming Digital Freight Alliance events that you may be interested in attending or participating in.

Today’s digital world demands we work in an entirely new way. 

 

Vision & Strategy

The DFA is a network association designed to connect freight forwarders to each other and to cargo opportunities. 

Uniquely among such associations, this design is part of a wider vision to facilitate digital transformation for members, by providing the best online digital tools and access to a dynamic cargo booking platform.

 

Digital Freight Alliance & SeaRates

We set up DFA in 2020 as a development from the SeaRates.com freight booking platform which was designed to help smaller cargo owners looking for spot rates to make up that 10 - 15% of their overall freight spend that is not already committed on a contract logistics basis.

 

Virtual Office

 

Inbox 

Here you can manage your communication with DFA account managers and members.

 

 

Bookings 

The most important part of your Virtual Office. 

Once any customer books your rate(s) for import or export, the booking will appear in this section of the platform. All new bookings will be directed to the ‘new’ tab and those which have been cancelled or finished to the ‘archive’ tab. You can also navigate here using the search filters by focusing your search to ‘mode of transport’ or ‘booking number.’

 

 

Adding Managers

 

 

Managing Commission

 

 

Following Rates

 

 

My Partner Rates

 

 

Adding my commissions 

By opting in your rates for other members, to leverage them for their customers, you have the opportunity to win new business. The member will either add their margin on top of your rates or you can competitively split commissions of your existing rate. 

 

 

Viewing partner’s rates on my site

 

 

Logistics Explorer 

Integration DFA offers a unique opportunity for logistics providers to connect to exclusive products developed, maintained and improved by the SeaRates.com tech team, an ongoing collaboration with working logistics companies from different countries. All members receive such a unique opportunity to integrate Logistics Explorer tool to their website, by default as a white-label solution for premium members and branded under the SeaRates logo for standard members. Logistics Explorer is the most powerful freight calculation tool created in the industry. Now you can quote your rates to thousands of customers at any time and get online bookings for FCL, LCL, air, road, rail transport and more. Standard members will be using the platform without the ability to subscribe or share rates of other freight forwarders or Searates on it as premium members can. 

 

 

Create your own pricing policy and show your rates to potential customers, as well as special rates to specific customers. 

Allow your customers to get your instant quotes and book 24/7.

 

 

Rates and Tariffs 

This tab is extremely important. It is where you manage your shipping rates by sea, land and air. You can fill in rates in two ways. 

By typing or pasting from the clipboard. 

By using our bulk import function and uploading the document in CSV or Xls format. 

Premium members can upload their rates automatically by using the API system. Each premium member has their own rates manager who will help him upload his rates into the system.

 

The structure of the tab is segmented as follows

Sea  

  • FCL  
  • LCL  
  • Bulk 

Air 

Land  

  • Road   
  • Rail

 

Membership Tiers

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.

 

 

What’s next?

We appreciate your attention and look forward to seeing you at our Annual Members Meeting on July 19,  2022 in Bangkok, Thailand.

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.