Online freight marketplace adds more services

Aussie company CargoHound is expanding its offering after smashing its first year business targets in just 10 months.

The start-up connects importers and exporters with ‘community rated’ freight providers reducing time, shipping costs and risk.

CargoHound CEO and co-founder, Ian Smith, says the overwhelming success of the company’s start-up phase has provided a solid platform for expansion.

“CargoHound has received extremely positive support from SME importers, exporters, and freight forwarders alike since its launch,” he explains. “We’ve got a good base and it’s the right time to expand on our innovative approach to help larger businesses develop tenders for their international freight and to provide express parcel deliveries across the globe.”

The company’s new services include tender facilitation and express parcel delivery and CargoHound will work directly with companies to get the best result.

“Many of our existing customers tell us the free service has helped them save up to 50 per cent on freight costs, rescue failed orders or open up new markets and we believe larger companies will be able to reap similar benefits,” Smith adds.

The company will also be launching the platform in New Zealand next month and will look to expand into other key overseas markets later in the year.

“CargoHound is a not just a website, it is a managed marketplace and our team of freight experts is committed to helping reduce the smoke and mirrors of international freight for companies. 

"We are disruptive, but we are also inclusive with our services being equally beneficial to both buyers and sellers of freight. We hope we can now bring that disruption, and our expertise, to a bigger segment of the market,” he says. 

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By Marion Gerritsen