Spedag Interfreight, the leading logistics company in East Africa and a member to the Worldwide Project Consortium (WWPC), unveiled their real-time tracking solution PeriSpoor to more than 500 interested stake-holders. This innovative product allows the tracking of cargo along its journey by sea, rail and road. From or to any seaport of the globe to or from any location in Eastern Africa, Spedag Interfreight customers can track their goods both by mobile app and web application showing the position in real-time on google maps.
The new product was presented by Daniel Richner, chairman, and Dilip Bhandari, CEO of Spedag Interfreight, during the year-end events in Kigali and Kampala. The service feature was developed by Periplus, Switzerland, a start-up company focusing on incremental innovation solutions for the logistics industry. “It is our first jointly developed solution with this young start-up. The speed of its realisation in only a few months is impressive and the potential for enhancements are enormous”, said Daniel Richner.
Periplus creates the link to products based on distributed ledger technologies. The company is currently working on a private blockchain solution to verify and provide signed delivery orders in real-time to Spedag Interfreight customers.
The group also unveiled their expansion plan and decision to open offices in Zambia, DR Congo and Burundi where they will continue to work closely with their existing agents and partners. Mr. Dilip Bhandari said: “We need these primarily commercial presences to serve our esteemed customers in their respective industries and country of operations, whether it is in Energy and Infrastructure on one side or Aid and Relief on the other”.
Spedag Interfreight is leading the way, offering bespoke logistics solutions to the Oil & Gas Industry where they are working with many prominent companies. Oil & Gas activities are gaining momentum in East Africa and as a market leader, we are well positioned to embrace the needs.