DP World, the leading provider of smart supply chain solutions, announced that its independent freight forwarding membership network, the Digital Freight Alliance (DFA), has hit the 2,000 mark in its rapid expansion of members since its foundation in 2020.
Digital Freight Alliance members benefit from a suite of web-based logistics and supply chain tools, which help to save time and money. Members also have access to a global freight forwarding network that allows them to expand opportunities for their business and meet freight partners globally with coverage currently extending to over 190 countries.
Through networking, members can help each other understand the market and how to approach customers with more certainty. Membership offers the opportunity to increase sales online by using its Logistics Explorer rate management solution. With a dedicated Account Manager to promote their services even more, members can get access to cutting-edge web-tools for digital logistics transformation.
Payment protection for members offers peace of mind for transportation transactions between members, delivering industry leading compensation lead times. The DFA will be introducing a further range of products related to trade finance and container leasing in 2022.
Mike Bhaskaran, Chief Operating Officer, Logistics and Technology, DP World said: “This announcement is a testament to the success of our ongoing commitment to enabling freight forwarders worldwide to prosper during difficult times. The alliance is the ultimate ecosystem of applications, sharpening logistics workflows featuring shipping schedules, point-to-point cargo tracking, online quotations, paperwork automation, smart booking management and much more. Demand for digital solutions has never been higher and will only keep growing. We are leveraging technology to create value for our customers and help drive growth."
Jaydeep Mehta, Director, Mehta Brothers Freight Forwarders Pvt. Ltd, spoke of the company’s membership of the Digital Freight Alliance: “We chose to be part of the Digital Freight Alliance as it presented a good opportunity for mutual and beneficial growth, and our incorporation was very smooth. Our alliance with the DFA is only for a year but I would certainly extend this partnership long into the future because of the transparency it brings to our business.”