The logistics sector is proving to be one of the most important global players, especially during the coronavirus crisis. Transport service providers are the key to meeting increased demand for basic needs, transporting goods currently in short supply, and keeping the supply chain alive and thriving.
However, the current disruption to logistics providers is enormous: The next few days and weeks will reveal how border closures and controls, associated waiting times, and restrictions on air and ocean freight traffic will continue to affect supply chains. There is currently a shortage of freight capacity across all modes – road, ocean and air. In addition, there is concern that personnel shortages due to widespread COVID-19 infection could continue to impact supply chains in the long term.
The latest figures from the webinar series "Brief update on transport market developments" regarding current capacity and price developments illustrate just how much shippers are already struggling to secure enough freight capacity. The number of transport orders rejected by shippers, despite long-term contractual agreements, has skyrocketed in the past 3 weeks. In Italy, which was particularly affected, the rejection rate of shipments rose from the usual level (slightly above 10%) to more than 16%. Similarly, the capacity rate for available freight space throughout Europe fell dramatically. U.S. shippers are seeing general uncertainty affecting their logistics networks, especially around finding truckload capacity on usual lanes with incumbent carriers.
With its Spot Tendering tool, Ticontract offers the ability to tender individual freight shipments by land, sea and air at short notice and in just a few clicks with a supplier tool containing over 40,000 logistics service providers. You access several market options quickly and easily, and decide on the appropriate service and cost combination, choosing the preferred provider with one click. Especially in times of high demand and limited capacity, you can increase your chances to get affordable offers at short notice.
|Scope of services||Spot Tendering Light||Spot Tendering Full Version|
|Setup and Training||Account and user setup, including an individual online training session (approx. 45 min.)||Account and user setup; individual user trainings and support in the creation of templates and tenders|
|Carrier Onboarding||Complete onboarding and support of a maximum of 30 incumbent service providers by the Ticontract Carrier Support Team||Complete onboarding and support of an unlimited number of service providers by the Ticontract Carrier Support Team|
|Ticontract Carrier Pool||-||Unlimited access to over 40,000 verified service provider profiles|
|Support||Access to online help (no additional support from Ticontract Shipper Consultants)||Personal support from experienced Ticontract Shipper Consultants|
|Template-Based RFQ Creation|
(Optimized RFQ creation to set up spot requests within 60 seconds)
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|„Quick-Edit“ Mask (Recurring requests can be created and published in one single step)|| || |
|Central Communication Channel|
(Accelerated communication with one-to-one and group response functionalities)
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(Straightforward offer comparison at a glance with direct allocation and rejection function)
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(Individually definable release workflows and user rights management)
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|Logbook and Reports|
(Documentation of all actions with time stamp as well as reporting and export functions)
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|Service provider search including RFI functionality||-|| |
Free use until 30 June 2020*
€5.000 for the first 3 months
*Offer subject to sufficient delivery capacity. Offer for shippers only.