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DHL pioneers a fully customised digital Freight platform

With a master eye of having a virtual marketplace for enterprises with transportation needs, DHL Freight introduces CILLOX. The fast and flawless solution helps companies to match their full truck load, part truck load and less than truck load offerings with transport providers’ capacities and find the appropriate provider according to their needs. With the new platform, shippers no longer need to deal with challenges such as lengthy price inquiries and comparisons or unreliable providers – they enjoy end-to-end control of their shipment processes within a single platform. Transport providers profit from guaranteed fast payment with streamlined invoicing and payment processes that improves accuracy.

Amadou Diallo, CEO, DHL Freight says, “Both companies and carriers benefit from this new business model. With CILLOX, DHL offers a solution to promote the digitalisation of the logistics industry and disrupt the traditional road freight business. The launch of the platform is a result of our strategy 2020 and promotes further growth due to its innovative and agile business model.”

The platform would be fully operational for all market participants by January 2017.  Fast and easy processing of transport procedures, CILLOX enables companies to find a suitable transport service provider at the touch of a button.

The platform seeks to address common problems while searching for an appropriate and reliable transport service provider, such as lengthy price inquiries and comparisons, or delays in the Proof of Delivery process, by offering instant access to a large number of DHL pre-qualified and peer-rated providers for fast quotes and easy transport booking. Shippers can pay, manage and track their shipments using a convenient dashboard.

CILLOX also offers a platform for carriers of all sizes to market their company’s assets and capabilities to expand their customer base and locate suitable loads to further optimise their vehicles’ capacity. CILLOX also facilitates accurate invoicing, payment and electronic Proof of Delivery submission processes, so carriers can profit from guaranteed fast payment. Truck drivers using the CILLOX mobile app receive jobs directly on their smartphone, and automatic status alerts throughout the transportation journey. The extensive range of services provided by CILLOX increases not only DHL’s own, but also its customers’ efficiency and competitiveness.

Customer experience at the core of CILLOX User needs and requirements are at the core of CILLOX and actual users have been involved from the start of the design and development of the platform. The iterative product development allows the software design to evolve in response to users’ needs and feedback. After the initial launch, further functionalities will be added gradually, including a real-time chat option and mobile document scanning via the mobile app.