The first steps.
Cargonexx is a young, Hamburg-based start-up, willing to reinvent the trucking industry with new thinking and innovative technology. Cargonexx focuses on addressing problems such as half-empty trucks and unpredictable prices, both of which are problems mainly caused by communication and coordination difficulties.
Reducing the communicational effort and offering a market price fair to both carriers and freight forwarders at the push of a button is quite a challenge. Every day is different, every tour is different. Supply and demand vary from hour to hour, depending on the route, the load, the vehicle, and many other factors. No one knows the actual market price today. Cargonexx relies on statistical data analysis. Different price effecting factors such as freight-, traffic- and weather-data etc. are being gathered to estimate the market price.
For the initial phase of the project, Makery supported Cargonexx by developing the conceptual and graphical design of the user interface and implementing the web front-end. The complexity of specialised equipment types, shipments transported via multiple stops, and necessary exception handling for service issues, made the conceptual design very exciting.
THERE IS MORE CREDIT AND SATISFACTION IN BEING A FIRST-RATE TRUCK DRIVER THAN A TENTH-RATE EXECUTIVE.
B. C. Forbes
The next steps?
From further improving the pricing algorithm, deepening the API map integration, adding track-and-trace and mobile transaction capabilities to features such as digital document storage or TMS integration – the possibilities are manifold. We are very much looking forward to be part of the upcoming journey of Cargonexx.