Cargo Talk

Online freight forwarding service makes entry in India

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Damco has launched Twill (www.twill.net), a new digital freight forwarding service into India. The new easy-to-use online platform provides greater control of shipments by offering instant price quotes and booking, transparen­cy and tracking services, simplified paperwork, and proactive customer care.

“The shipping and logistics industry today is filled with emails, phone calls and document-heavy processes which can lead to huge delays in getting quotes, a lack of flexibilit­y to change routes mid-shipment, and lack of transparen­cy for customers in pricing, location data, and issue resolution. Twill, like the name suggests, is like a tightly woven fabric that consolidat­es different strands of the supply chain together to make shipping simple. Resonating with the Indian government’s ‘Digital India’ initiative, we truly believe this is the right time to go live in the country, and we’re excited to be paving the way for digitisati­on in this industry,” shares Troels Stovring, CEO, Twill.

Twill currently serves full container load, ocean services from port to door, importing from China (including Hong Kong and Taiwan territorie­s), India, Vietnam or Indonesia to the UK, Spain, Benelux, Poland, Mexico, the US, India or the Czech Republic. Being a partner to Damco, Twill can use the company’s existing footprint across the globe as it plans to expand its services across 15 more countries by this year.

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