Amsterdam, The Netherlands – April 9, 2020 – Carriers in Europe are facing challenging times due to the COVID-19 outbreak. The uncertainty of the situation leads to shippers placing less orders. Traditional carriers have difficulty with the high volatility of the demand. Online platforms, however, seem to reap the benefits. Scale up Quicargo has been able to triple their turnover when comparing the first quarters of 2019 and 2020.
The European digital freight network has released an article which provides insights to the quarterly numbers and facts of the company.
“Carriers are able to benefit every day from extra shipments to optimise their loading rates. At the same time, shippers will have a guaranteed solution for all their shipment needs as Quicargo has a strong network with more than 300 partner carriers,” said Sam Houwen, CCO at Quicargo.
In these times of crisis, it shows how important it is for the logistics and transportation industry to adapt. This is the time to embrace new innovations and technologies, in order to stay relevant and to make real progression. For too long, the sector has been stuck in a routine. Perhaps, this is the wake-up call it needs.
Quicargo is mainly focused on road transport and is one of the main (online) players in Europe and certainly in the Benelux.
The company offers a sustainable and more effective way of shipping freight. More than 50% of trucks on European roads run either empty or partially empty. This is the main problem Quicargo wants to solve.
Among key insights:
- Gross revenue
- Number of unique website visitors
- Average customer satisfaction rate
- Number of active shippers
- Percentage of automatization