Camelport: Connectivity is the key to network
Hanish Agarwal, Founder & Director, Camelport, shares the hiccups that hamper the cargo sector in shipping, while enumerating Camelport’s role in sea freight management.
This industry has been traditionally lacking technology penetration leading to a high degree of inefficiencies
Kindly highlight the problems faced by the shipping industry?
While today a shipper can track a small parcel end-to-end, there is still no visibility of a shipping container moved across the world. This industry has been traditionally lacking technology penetration leading to a high degree of inefficiencies. Shippers are lacking a unified platform for making multimodal booking of shipping containers across road, rail and ocean. Due to complexity of the entire process of exporting containers, Indian manufactures tend to avoid exporting themselves and instead approach larger merchant exporters.
How can Camelport be a game-changer?
We let empaneled suppliers and shippers to exchange quotes, container visibility, communicate and file documents through one easy to use platform along with a robust shipment planning tool. At Camelport, we have spent time to develop a product that is easy to use and really impacts how exporters move their containers.
Can you enumerate on the products.
Herewith are the products that encompasses our USP.
Camelport provides an easy interface for self on boarding. Contracts are sent electronically and e-sign functionality is available for swift processing of these documents. We have further developed an app as well.
Camelport provides a robust shipment planning tool which provides options from various ports along with vessel details.
RFQ & BOOKING
Once the exporter has planned the shipment, he can submit it for RFQ’s. Multiple suppliers can quote for various legs of the shipment for exporter to choose from. Quote management functionality is inbuilt along with exchange rate management. The platform truly enables exporters to make the correct decision w.r.t. to the suppliers.
The platform automatically creates a shipment task list for stakeholders to perform along with timelines. The task list is dynamically generated on the basis of transiting ports and countries. The exporter can also track the shipment live seamlessly across land and ocean.
PAYMENT AND BILLING
Payment can be made using bank transfers to virtual accounts mapped to their accounts with Camelport. This means that all payments reflect immediately to their accounts without having the need to manually map the receipt.
Currents modes of communication include emails, SMS, WhatsApp business, twitter messenger, in app notifications and browser push notifications.
Hanish Agarwal Founder & Director Camelport