Technology for Logistics
Technology is changing and is changing every industry with its unique offering provided by different companies. Here is how technology is changing Freight Forwarding Industry.
Introduction to PYC Logistics
It all started with two young enthusiastic professionals Mr. Sandeep Bhalotia from logistics industry and Mr. Manoj Madhavan from software domain both having decades of experience, met together in March 2016 to form the next disruptive freight forwarding platform for Indian export and import companies.
Progress of PYC Logistics
Soon they launched Planyourcargo.com in Jan 2017, a unique service offering, providing the easiest way of buying freights online. By getting the rates from different available options on the screen and helping decision makers to compare between the options by the transit time, validity, local charges and actual freight in just under 30 seconds, rather than days taken by the current forwarders.
Online Freight Platform explained.
planyourcargo.com is currently serving Full Container Loads – FCL, Less Container Loads – LCL, Import and Export of International Courier online. In the near future, even Hazardous, OOG cargo and Project cargoes rates will be provided online.
To use the platform, one needs to register before using the platform.
Search: Once registered you can select New Enquiry and Select the mode of Freight from Ocean, Courier. Then fill in the details like origin and destination, tentative date of shipping and few other details like weight and commodity type.
Compare: Then the platform will provide all the available options for the selected trade and its Freight, Local charges, Total Cost, Transit time, Validity and Routing. One can compare and select the option to know detailed break-up of the charges.
BOOK and SAVE: Once you are satisfied, you can either BOOK the shipment online or Save it for later use. The availability is valid until the shipping line accepting the booking or till the validity.
Received recognition from Global Logistics Excellence awards
While promoting the online freight buying on www.planyourcargo.com, PYC logistics undertook projects to handle many breakbulk / over dimension cargo in the year 2016-17. For this, they were conferred with Best Startup in Heavy Lift award for the year 2017 in Global Logistics Excellence Show held in April 2017 presented by Tata Strategic Management Group in association with CNBC TV18.
The award was given to appreciate PYC Logistics successfully handling project cargoes including heavy lift of 70MT and above from India to worldwide locations
Future of Logistics with Technology.
2017 onwards will be a technological year in the logistics industry as the investors will shift the focus from domestic and commerce logistics to international logistics space. A huge open space for new companies to flourish like Uber, Flipkart in the logistics industry by providing the cutting-edge technology for helping various service providers to provide online services for Exporters, Importers, Transportation, Freight forwarders, CHA, Agents, and Shipping lines.