How Covid-19 Changed new shipping of NZ freight and logistic in competitive market

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How do we operate against Covid-19?

One Click Truck is freight/logistic broker software that connect shipper and local carrier/fleet company. We help freight movement from origin to destination with planned and safe transport movements. We use web/app based solutions to freight brokers, shippers and truck owners to keep freight moving.

We provide online hosting for load boards. Users including shippers and brokers need to use the load boards for posting details of goods/loads including weight, dimensions, address, total cost and related information. These details can be seen by drivers, trucking/freight companies on the load boards and they can either accept the offer or place a bid. This simplifies the communication between all parties including transporters, shipper and brokers.

 

How can we help customers in current digital world and unprecedented Covid-19 scenarios?

Covid-19The year 2020 turned out to be drastic and devastating

for majority of businesses. Every individual’s life has been affected by pandemic in one way or another. Since then, digitalization has revolutionized and has grown exponentially as industries have adopted technology. Freight and logistics also adapted this technological innovation and transferred transportation landscape. With lockdowns taking place globally, demand for physical goods has increased.

New Zealand has been a pioneer in eliminating and controlling Covid-19. The government included logistics in the list of essential businesses to keep the country moving. The main idea revolved around reducing direct in-person contacts for keeping essential workers safe.

As the market is unpredictable during such times, association between carrier, broker and shipper needs to be strong. Logistic industry has observed increment in drivers/carriers which has fast tracked freight movement than before. Panic buying has built a pressure on supply chains that has resulted in unbalanced freight volumes. Constancy can always be maintained if shippers and carriers make use of technology that could regulate the supply chains.

As business structure has been changed due to Covid-19, digitization has played an important role. Our services also reduce direct contacts and every part is done electronically. These include load management, hassle free negotiations, billing, electronic tendering, shipment tracking and confirmation of safe delivery. The main goal is not only to facilitate customers, but also to keep frontline workers safe. These steps can expedite freight movement with stabilizing supply chain and help every party to increase revenue.

Use of digital technology in load boards for growing business

Technological era has gone through many ups and downs. With smart phones becoming popular in 2000’s we noticed birth of immense technological breakthroughs. Software and digital freight matching was among these breakthroughs and caught the attention of logistic industry and paved a path for automation. It was considered among the core business activity.

Our company uses this concept of technological advancement that can uncover the best match for your goal through saving time and resources. All thanks to the development of “thinking” computer systems, freight moving is immediate and predictive and you can take advantage through choosing and picking the load with regard to your budget, direction of journey and space available on your truck and similarly shippers can post their appropriate budget.

Current infrastructure and Industry of freight transport/logistics in New Zealand

Infracom is the New Zealand’s Infrastructure Commission who is responsible for making and developing infrastructure strategies. It has made a thirty year plan whose first part will be represented to the government in end of 2021 which will mainly include deliverance of new infrastructure according to future needs. Future of freight and logistics systems will also depend upon this plan.

New Zealand is an agricultural country and freight’s infrastructure has been revolutionized by agricultural sector. The main freight connection between two islands is shipping and consequently ports play a vital role in transport infrastructure for circulation of freight within the country. New Zealand has 13 commercial ports. Ports of Auckland and Port of Tauranga are the largest ports in the country in terms of services (import/export) and container volume.

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