Freight Procurement Groups
Increase your purchasing power, get better freight rates and better quality by building alliances. Use this proven business logic from other industries now also for your freight procurement. Simple. Better. Together.For Shippers
Book and manage all your shipments with one tool. Keep track of status and measure the delivery quality of your fowarders objectively with COLO21´s unique DPI-Logic. Simple. Convenient. Digital.Read More
Benefit from our expandig sales network as well as online solutions. Get more customers, improve loyalty and concentrate on your core competencies while we serve you with new business opportunities for regular longterm business.For Forwarders
Why join our Digital Freight Community? Learn why this is also a solution for you
Because it is the only place on the internet for simple and efficient collaboration between shippers to gain purchasing power. Purchasing partners can easily build alliances without losing their independence.
Because the consolidation of volumes leads to better capacity utilization on the forwarder side. A real win-win situation between forwarders and shippers. Digitized processes bring additional savings in the administration.
Because larger volumes lead to more stability in the process and shorter delivery times. Quality measurement for all shipments allows quick reaction on quality issues.
Because higher utilization of transport capacities leads to lower emissions per transported unit. The carbon footprint can be actively reduced by consolidation of shipment flows.
With COLO21 we find new suppliers. Even suppliers that deliver valuable additional services.Robin Bauszus, Head of Logistics, Block Foods AG, Hamburg
I am consulting forwarders and shippers. COLO21 helps me finding totally new ways to reduce shipping costs and streamline processes.Thomas Kistner, Managing Director BRICKLOG, Bonn
The easy administration of transport orders and the consolidation of volumes leads to a massive reduction of costs related to transportmanagement”Geschäftsführer, Retailer, Köln
FAQ Frequently Asked Questions
What do I have to do to benefit from Freight Procurement Groups?
Register free of charge on our platform. You can join existing groups of shippers or create your own groups. The more shippers and forwarders you invite, the higher your benefit.
Who are the contract partners?
The transport contracts are closed directly between shipper and forwarder. The shipper will invoice the freight costs directly to the forwarder. The forwarder takes care of the insurance of the shipments and daily communication.
I am happy with my forwarder, can I continue to work with him?
Of course! Invite him to become a Freight Procurement Group provider. He will benefit from more volume and more customers as well.
What about the quality of the forwarders on COLO21?
Only forwarders that have been recommended by shippers can become providers for a Freight Procurement Group. Also we measure the delivery performance of every shipment so an easy quality monitoring is possible.
I have many shipments, is an automated data exchange possible?
We can connect your order management system directly to COLO21 via EDI-Interface or API. All outgoing shipment data and status messages can be exchanged automatically.
What are the costs for me as a shipper?
Our services are free to use for shippers. We invoice a shipment fee to the forwarder. The Forwarder benefits from higher utilization and improved cost structures.
Are there any restrictions regarding goods handled?
We are simply a broker and we handle transport orders and shipments, so it is up to you what cargo you want to ship.