SINGAPORE, September 21, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Southeast Asia’s leading digital freight hub, Ezyhaul, today announced that together with Deutsche Post DHL, it has invested $ 20 million in the British tech start-up Digihaul.
DigiHaul connects shippers with qualified carriers through a frictionless digital freight platform, helping address some of the supply chain industry’s biggest challenges. Having built one of the UK’s largest carrier networks, DigiHaul offers shippers immediate access to capacity across the UK with upfront pricing, and gives carriers the flexibility to take on new work, allowing them to develop or optimize their operations with new routes and backloading.
âIt’s a fantastic opportunity for us. We are very pleased with the investment and the strong support from industry leaders like DHL and Ezyhaul. It is a clear recognition that we are on the right track and that we have a real opportunity to transform and modernize UK transport. industry, âsaid Martin Willmor, CEO of Digihaul.
âWe are designed to provide the simplicity and convenience that users expect from digital services. There is no reason for freight management to be long and complex. “
The UK market is facing a serious shortage of drivers, while at the same time around 20% of the lorries on the road are running empty. DigiHaul aims to address these challenges nationally by providing a platform to optimize the UK transport network.
DigiHaul offers a simple, fast, and transparent digital platform that replaces the tedious, manual process of managing multiple contractors, calls for quotes, physical documents, and invoicing. Shippers can book a shipment through DigiHaul with just a few clicks, manage documentation and payment in one place, and track the shipment throughout its journey. Meanwhile, carriers can log into the app to quickly secure the jobs they want and invoice automatically.
The investment from Ezyhaul and DHL represents a commitment by both companies to the digitization of the supply chain. Ezyhaul and DHL will both take a stake in DigiHaul, and the investment will be used to support ambitious growth plans through the acquisition of customers and carriers.
Raymond Gillon, CEO of Ezyhaul, said, âWe are very excited to invest in Digihaul. The team has demonstrated its ability to rapidly scale the solution in the UK, growing 20 times higher since the start of the year. Leveraging Ezyhaul’s technology and experience combined with DHL’s network and expertise, Digihaul will undoubtedly take a leading position in the UK market very soon and drive positive change for shippers and carriers. ”
Oscar de Bok, CEO of DHL Supply Chain, said: âDigiHaul is a perfect example of a data-driven solution to real-world no-load problems and network constraints for shippers. The digitization of this process is long overdue. By creating a nationwide network, the freight industry can begin to operate much more efficiently.
DigiHaul currently has a base of 700 carriers and handles +2000 shipments per week, +100,000 shipments per year from industries such as FMCG, retail and manufacturing.
Ezyhaul is South Asia largest digital road freight platform focused on simplifying and transforming logistics. Ezyhaul provides shippers immediate access to capacity with transparent pricing and offers carriers the opportunity to find new jobs that allow them to expand or optimize their operations. Ezyhaul takes the manual effort and complexity of booking freight with a fully managed, simple, fast and reliable online service. Based at Singapore, Ezyhaul currently operates in India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines and Thailand.
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Raymond Gillon, CEO, Ezyhaul
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