Category: Cargobase

A chat with Cargobase CEO Wiebe Helder about the Cargobase logistics platform. Cargobase is the independent online platform for on-demand freight.  What kind of on-demand freight does Cargobase support? Our platform supports all freight services that are requested on-demand with a logistics services provider. This can be a service with or without a pre-existing rate…

A chat with Alex van Kampen, Head of Product at Cargobase, discussing product related topics on the Cargobase platform. What kind of Metrics can I get from the Cargobase platform? Because the Cargobase platform covers the complete lifecycle of a shipment, from procurement to invoice audit, you can extract data and metrics from any kind…

WATCH: Advice from Cargobase CEO Wiebe Helder for shippers who are currently facing disruptions by Covid-19.  The advice that Cargobase can give consists of four points: 1. Automate as many processes as possible. Especially on the logistics side we are seeing that shippers are not relying anymore on their traditional processes. A lot of shipments…

A chat with Alex van Kampen, Head of Product at Cargobase, discussing product related topics on the Cargobase platform. What do you mean when you say Cargobase is powerful by default but flexible in nature? Anytime we onboard a new customer, we want to make sure they start with a complete experience. This means that…

A chat with Cargobase CEO Wiebe Helder about the Cargobase logistics platform. Cargobase is the independent online platform for on-demand freight. Cargobase is the independent online platform for on-demand freight. On-demand freight is any logistics service that falls outside of the regular supply chain, such as expedites, project freight, non-contacted lanes, or out-of-gauge shipments.  Cargobase…

A chat with Cargobase CEO Wiebe Helder about the Cargobase logistics platform. Cargobase is the independent online platform for on-demand freight. How to get started with Cargobase? How does the onboarding process look like? Unlike most enterprise solutions the onboarding with Cargobase is extremely fast and usually takes between 1 to 2 weeks from kick-off….

Ain’t nothing like a global pandemic to spotlight employees that are really pulling their weight.  Typed from home using a 500Mbps ultra-fast fiber broadband connection  Covid-19 has led to a worldwide work-from-home experiment that I believe will challenge corporate culture for years to come. Personally, I’ve never been a fan of working from home –…

Annually, the logistics community gathers at renowned trade shows. This year was no exception. In June 2019, Cargobase joined the community of logistics providers, carriers, shippers and other transportation aficionados at the Transport Logistic Exhibition held in Munich, Germany.  It’s “that time of the year again” where we network, huddle, commiserate, put our best foot…

Not too long ago, the idea of multi carrier shipping software was more sci-fi than sales-ready. The ability to automate the entire freight process with a SaaS solution would have prevented countless headaches and errors in previous decades. However there are still many small to medium sized businesses and Fortune 500 companies that rely on…

What Is A Spot Freight Quote & How To Get The Best Rates To put it simply, when #ShipHappens, spot quotes are needed. In a pinch with deadlines looming and logistic nightmares on the horizon – there’s no time for anything but a quick phone call and spot quote request. Let’s answer some of the…

Everything You Need To Stay Up-to-Date On Spot Rates Spot freight rates resemble the stock market, no price is too low for a bear or too high for a bull. As to say, there are natural fluctuations that can be forecasted and predicted but not calculated. This is why strategic sourcing ends up saving company…

Spot Buying Vs Strategic Sourcing: Which Is Best For You? Procurement, the process of acquiring goods or services from external partners and agreeing to terms to make sure things go smoothly, is a big part of the bottom line for every business. Logistic service providers (LSPs) and everyone in the freight industry deal with procurement…

Similar to most industries, the freight industry is heavily impacted by economics, climate and most of all – technology. Most people don’t realize this ancient industry has been ‘disrupted’ like so many others over the past few decades. Specifically, it’s been the growth and availability of spot-buy freight or spot freight. It’s now easier than…

Times Are Bad, And We’re Doing Good. Our founder Wiebe Helder shares his latest observations alongside some CARGOBASE news. When it comes to taking the temperature of the economy; defining its current outlook, a joke comes to mind: “If your neighbor gets laid off, it’s a recession. If you get laid off, it’s a depression.”…

The World’s First Curated Multi-Freight Mode Marketplace Isn’t she lovely? Meet our new baby, Cargobase Mercado. The Industry Needed A Platform Logistics tend to cost more for small and medium enterprises than large enterprises. Firstly, SMEs cargo are usually smaller and of more irregular frequency. Secondly, SMEs often lack international freight shipment experiences. Logistics costs…

Here’s a quick round up of common terms you’ve probably already heard thrown around while working in the logistics business. But what do they mean, how and when do we use them? Let’s start with Freight modes. Air Charter Involves the rental of an entire aircraft and is commonly used for time sensitive cargo or…

LSNT = learn something new today: What is multimodal spot-buy and what is its significance in world of freight? Get to know the latest buzz phrase of the industry. Have you ever had the privilege of organizing an urgent shipment? Sourcing for a provider, getting quotations, arranging shipment paperwork, waiting for updates from several parties,…

Logistics Providers can now Check, Track, Update & Chat via the New Mobile Application Singapore, 3 April 2018 – Cargobase, the platform bridging the tech gap between shippers and providers, announced today the release of mobile application “On The Go!”, a version specially designed for Providers. Apart from boasting new features and improved efficacy, a…

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Detroit. Hustles. Harder. Wiebe Helder, CEO of Cargobase wants you to Put Your Hands Up for Detroit. Whenever I say “I was in Detroit” or “I’m heading to Detroit” to anyone, I watch in amazement as their expressions slip into a mix of wide-eyed wonder and crinkled foreheads; their lips twitch, their heads tilt to…

Yesterday News: Change Happened Some people think, that the fundamental task of logistics professionals is to make sure that goods get from Point A to Point B. However, many, us included would point out that it is too simplistic a summary. It conveniently excludes the long list of requirements to be met, unforeseen circumstances to…

Cargobase now offers the capability for providers to link their tracking system with our API, helping shippers to view all shipment updates on one dashboard. Get on track or fall back like, way back. We know how stressful it can be, relying on a shipment to be delivered on time. That innocent cargo, caught in unforeseen…

Whoever coined the saying “better late than never” couldn’t have been from the logistics industry. The best of us know it’s more “better never than late”, like George Bernard Shaw once said. For every late shipment an incalculable series of butterfly effects – usually costly – is put into motion. And we can go on about punctuality being…

Spot-Buy Freight is much like a spoilt child’s outburst – comes and goes, but It’s time to show a little tough love to the spoilt brat of the logistics industry. The logistics industry has given birth to many lovely children, but amongst them is a spoilt brat – a spoilt child that demands attention. It…

While You Were Sleeping, Spot-Buy Freight Happened. Some emergency emails were sent, panic phone calls made, and last-minute shipments were procured. But in case you missed all the action, here’s a helpful list of what likely went down. A Big Fat Bill Got Signed Oh, it’s nothing, it happens. Just ask any Global Supply Chain…

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