Cargobase Mercade, the world’s first online curated multi-freight mode marketplace, has just been launched by Cargobase, the independent platform bridging the tech gap between shippers and providers. SMEs can now benefit from this one-stop quoting, comparison, booking and tracking solution, and tap into a worldwide network of logistics providers for air, ocean, road and parcel freight.

It is a real challenge for SMEs to identify the most ideal logistics provider to partner with due to the fact that there are over 40,000 forwarding and logistics companies worldwide. Meanwhile, for logistics providers, it remains a challenge to get exposed to reliable sales opportunities overseas.

Cargobase Mercade can help SMEs by providing access to an international network of reliable logistics providers through an automated filtering and matching system. SME’s can also invite logistics providers to submit a quote and receive responses in real-time from providers that best match their indicated requirements.

“In the last five years, we have proven and really crystallized our unique proposition to the industry; to bring value to all shippers and logistics providers, regardless of size. Launching a user-friendly curated marketplace model is a logical next step for us. With Cargobase Mercado, we get to apply the data insights, learnings, and expertise we have gained from dealing with our user base of Fortune 500 shippers and their providers, and extend the benefits of a curated marketplace and automation to SMEs.” – Wiebe Helder, CEO, Cargobase.

Prior to this launch, Cargobase just celebrated a new milestone for its Enterprise platform, having successfully automated the management of over 50,000 spot-buy freight shipments – in a closed environment – for some of the world’s largest shippers, including the likes of Siemens, Bosch and STMicroelectronics, as well as top freight forwarders such as DHL Global Forwarding, CEVA and Kuehne+Nagel.

“Our data shows that our existing enterprise shippers enjoy an average of 27% on Cost Avoidance, and that providers have an average 32% win-rate on opportunities – A direct result of our platform’s curation and automation capabilities.” – Alex van Kampen, Head of Product, Cargobase.