1000th company registers with “Uber of international freight”

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Online freight marketplace CargoHound has received an overwhelming response since it launched in 2015 with over 1000 importers and exporters now using the service to “sniff out” the best international freight rates.

The brainchild of freight industry veteran Ms Kim Mauch, CargoHound was described by the Sydney Morning Herald as the “Uber” of international freight and disrupts one of the oldest industries in the world. It connects importers and exporters with “community rated” freight forwarders thereby reducing the time, cost and risk of shipping products internationally.

The success of the company’s start-up phase had provided a solid platform for expansion.

CargoHound has received extremely positive support from SME importers and exporters across the board as it allows them to compare the market on price, service and transit time, thereby reducing the “smoke and mirrors” of international freight.

We regularly hear of members saving up to 50 per cent on freight costs but more importantly they are matched with reliable service providers who are kept “in line” by our rating system.

Let me be quick to point out that CargoHound is not just a website. It is a managed marketplace and has become known as providing “technology with a human face.” Its staff members have combined experience of over 120 years and are on hand to provide free and unbiased advice to members about shipping anything, anywhere no matter how big or small.

Some of the major milestones achieved by CargoHound in its first year of operation include:

  • More than 2000 freight quote requests have now been lodged on the platform to which 6500 responses have been received
  • The sum of the average quote value received on jobs to date is over $5 million
  • CargoHound won the national Super New Startup category at the 2015 Cool Company Awards, out of 700 entrants

In a recent survey of CargoHound members 100 per cent of respondents who have used the platform to book international freight would use the platform again, which bodes well for the continued success of the Hound into 2017 and beyond.

For more information and to register for FREE go to www.cargohound.com or call 1300 883 243.

Brought to you by Ian Smith, CEO, CargoHound

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