iContainers has been selected as a finalist for the prestigious Global Freight Awards organized by Maritime Intelligence, a group consisting of Lloyd’s List, which is one of the leading publications in the shipping and logistics industry.
The online freight forwarder is one of just six finalists chosen by an acclaimed panel of judges for the Digital Transformation Award, a new category introduced this year to recognize the impact of digital processes on the freight industry.
iContainers’ digital platform allows shippers to obtain instant quotes, book their freight, and submit and manage their documentation – all online. This drastically reduces the time and effort needed to book a shipment.
The nomination highlights the advances iContainers has made in integrating technology into ocean freight and the digital solution it brings to today’s shippers.
“We’re extremely honored to have been selected as a finalist for such a prestigious award,” says iContainers Executive President and Co-founder, Iván Tintoré.
“iContainers was founded with a goal to introduce a new level of efficiency and transparency to the sector by means of technology. We’re proud of this recognition and incredibly delighted that our efforts are truly making a difference to the industry.”
The Global Freight Awards, now in their 22nd year, recognize excellence in the freight forwarding industry and their supplier community. They seek to identify the sector’s leading organizations by rewarding innovative ideas and class-leading projects that have pushed the boundaries of what is possible in the global supply chain.
The 2018 awards’ presentation and dinner, to be held on Thursday 15th November at the Royal Lancaster London hotel, will bring together over 500 freight industry professionals and shippers to see who of the 91 finalist organizations have won an award.
Just last week, iContainers was one of six companies invited to present its digital solution at the Hamburg Innovation Jam conference. The event is part of the three-day Container Trade Europe Conference organized by the Journal of Commerce (JOC) and is aimed at showcasing existing and effective technological solutions as well as highlighting upcoming transformative technology.
“Having been specially selected to participate in two such important events in such a short time is a huge encouragement for us,” says Tintoré.
“It also signals to us that we’re going down the right path and that our solution is really helping the industry. Our journey is just beginning. We’ve still got much to do and rest assured we will continue to bring the best to all players in the industry.”
iContainers is the only platform that backs online rates with service and operational commitment. Shippers go to iContainers not only to compare over hundreds of thousands of rates but also to hire their operational services. On one single site, iContainers offers the end-to-end solution to ocean freight transportation, all done in a matter of clicks.
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