I wish you a Happy New Year! May it bring everything you wish for, and the wishes of those who are important to you. May it allow you to carry out projects that are important to you.
First, I want to thank all those supporting OKARGO project, especially all the OKARGO users who help us every day to provide increasingly efficient service for the sector. Thanks also go to all the partners of the OKARGO project from the technical, financial, commercial, and legal sectors … Their expertise has contributed greatly to OKARGO’s mission of providing high-quality service to the world of container shipping in this exciting period of digital transition.
2018 was an important year of consolidation. Most importantly, OKARGO has proved its sustainability by achieving a financial balance over the entire year. This milestone, crucial in the world of start-ups, confirmed that the current OKARGO service brought real added value to our ever-growing clientele. I want to thank all our customers for their trust in the OKARGO service. Moreover, with this trust and financial balance, we will be able to make further investment to offer the sector even more services in our pursuit of “useful digitization“. This is what we started with the delivery of our QUOTATION module in 2018, which cut the quoting time in half and allowed users to efficiently manage all the quotations issued.
2019 already looks to be a year full of exciting news. We are about to deliver an INLAND module, which will let you find the best inland transport rates in OKARGO in seconds, together with sea freight rates. Combined with the quotation module, it will be possible to go from the quotation request to final quotation in less than 3 minutes! Furthermore, we will develop an LCL module this year so that you can handle all your maritime rates in OKARGO. Last but not least, we are aware of the importance our customers place on inter-system communication. In addition to existing technology, which allows any customer to establish connections between OKARGO and their TMSs, we are now working on setting up “plug-and-play” interfaces with leading TMSs. We have started with the most-used TMSs in France, and will continue with systems from other European countries.
With much enthusiasm, we hope to continue building the maritime sector of tomorrow with you this year.
On behalf of the entire OKARGO team, I wish you a wonderful 2019,