翻譯：國際海事信息網 姜文傑 張運鴻
Randa Accessories Logistics公司經理Jo Southwell已經在使用該平台，他說：「我們非常高興能夠在Twill開發的早期階段就參與進來。在線平台已經提高了貨物位置信息的透明度，這意味著我們可以在任何時間知曉貨物在供應鏈中的位置。以前，我們依賴很多人工操作來確認貨物位置，比如與我們在的團隊來回發送電子郵件。但通過Twill，我們在一個地方獲取所有信息，使用起來非常簡單。」
Damco launches digital freight forwarding start-up
Damco, the third-party logistics subsidiary of Danish shipping conglomerate A.P. Moller - Maersk, is launching Twill, a digital freight forwarding start-up.
Twill has been closed in a test phase with a select number of customers, and from April 10, the platform will be openly available to the UK market, Twill said.
Twill』s online platform will allow customers to instantly place bookings, manage documentation and track shipments. The solution focuses on four key features, which include instant quotation, integrated document handling, milestone transparency and proactive exception management.
Initially, Twill is only focusing on managing ocean shipments within the China to UK trade, but will add more shipping routes and products over the coming months. In the first part of Twill』s expansion, the company will focus on the Asia-Europe trade, a Twill spokesperson told American Shipper.
Randa Accessories Logistics Manager Jo Southwell, who is already using the platform, said, 「We were really pleased to be involved in the early stages of Twill』s development. Already the online platform is giving us improved visibility of our shipments meaning that we can see where our goods are in the supply chain at any given time. Previously, we relied on a lot of manual processes including emails back and forth with our team in China, but Twill allows us to see all information in one place and it is so simple to use.」
The launch of Twill can also be viewed within a broader initiative by A.P. Moller-Maersk, which said in the fall it is seeking to become more digitally progressive and holistic through its network of container-oriented subsidiaries (namely Maersk Line, APMT and Damco).