A word from the CEO for 2020

A word from the CEO for 2020

Dear reader,

 

I wish you a wonderful 2020. May this year bring health and happiness to you and all those close to you. May good fortune smile upon you and your dearest dreams come true.

I would like to thank all those who allow us to make OKARGO the beautiful adventure that it is every day. We’re especially grateful for all the suggestions from OKARGO users that enable us to improve our tool and serve them better. Our clientele is growing every day and becoming increasingly diverse. We now serve clients in France, Germany, Holland, Spain, Belgium, Austria, beyond Europe and soon in Asia too.

 

2019 has been an important year in terms of improving our features.

Our quotation module is used daily and allows users to produce up to 400 quotations a month.

We built a generic system enabling data transfer from OKARGO to any other system. Specific interfaces to several TMS such as CARGOWISE, AKANEA, RIEGE have been created. Therefore, one no longer needs to manually input purchase data when preparing the booking.

In France, we deployed the first version of our inland module, allowing users to select all-in purchases (ocean + inland) in less than 3 minutes.

 

2020 is shaping up to be an important year for our industry.

Indeed, some ocean carriers including Maersk, Safmarine, Seago, CMA CGM, Hapag Lloyd and Hamburg Sud have started providing instant online quotes, with many others sure to soon follow. This is the reason why OKARGO is already working to integrate those online quotes so that you can instantly compare all the online offers of these carriers in a single application without having to send them to us, as well as the offers from your rate sheets. This function could be ready this year.

With respect to the reliability of operational data, OKARGO is in the process of interfacing with a schedules system. That way, in addition to accessing precise pricing data, forwarders will be able to compare the carriers’ service offers, updated in real-time, as well as the departure dates of the next vessels, so that you have, in a single application, all the data you need to choose a carrier.

Finally, this year in pre- and post-transport, we’re going to offer a universal inland system that is functional for every part of the world, enabling instant and complete all-in purchases.

During this year of great evolution, we’ll continue to stand by your side to help you realise your ambitions.

 

The entire OKARGO team joins me in wishing you an exhilarating 2020.

Julien CHAPUS

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