How new software is helping to revolutionise international freight services

Clients of an award-winning provider of international logistic and freight services can now book and track their shipments in real time, at the touch of a button, thanks to industry-leading new software.

Forward-thinking Simarco Worldwide Logistics is driving ahead with digital innovation and partnered with logistics software provider, CocoonFMS® – an industry leader in supply chain digitalisation – to hugely speed up and streamline the freight process.

Customers now have much more control at their fingertips. They can easily book and track their own shipments with real-time tracking, print off labels, and upload/download important documents such as Customs Clearance (C88) and Proof of Delivery.

Simarco decided to partner with CocoonFMS® because of their extensive skills and experience in supply chain digitalisation. CocoonFMS®’s revolutionary portal, CocoonTMP, easily integrated with the Simarco transport management and tracking solutions.

The portal was implemented in phases from soft launch through to full implementation and new features and functionality will continue to be added.

‘Industry leading portal’

Simarco Managing Director, Trevor Scott, said: “We have invested into this as we want to create an industry leading portal as we continue to grow the business to a range of diverse customers.

“The portal helps streamline the processes and aligns to our systems, so we can track the job at every stage and share the milestones with our customers. The portal is well on the way to achieving this and we will continue to invest to broaden the use and value.”

For Simarco IT Director, Kevin Jezzard, the project was his first significant challenge since joining the company in April 2020. He said: “Finding the right partner for this project was critical; the solution and outcomes were imperative and finding people with industry experience who could understand and transform our vision was essential. From the first meeting to our soft launch, CocoonFMS have proved themselves as the right choice.

‘Increasing productivity and creating cost savings’

CocoonFMS® Managing Partner, James Blackman, said: “We were delighted to work with Simarco on this project and to deliver their vision of an improved, more responsive process for their customers. Our innovative software solutions are digitalising the supply chain in a way that increases productivity and creates cost savings and operating efficiencies for logistics companies and freight-forwarders.

“This is at the same time as providing accurate data, such as real-time tracking, and greater connectivity for clients. The smart portal has a range of features all designed to speed up and simplify the often complex process of logistics management and is a real industry game-changer.”

About Simarco

Simarco is an established, award winning provider of international road/air/sea freight forwarding and logistics services. The company can provide businesses with anything from ocean and airfreight services on all worldwide trade routes, to local UK distribution and European road network deliveries, as well as additional services including supply chain management and warehousing solutions.

Simarco’s worldwide network and long-established relationships with accredited partners and agents, coupled with years of experience enable the company to guarantee bespoke solutions that are quick, reliable and cost effective. Simarco has a strong presence across all major trade routes, and its specialist markets, including China, the Far East and the USA, provide an invaluable local knowledge and support to ensure the transit and security of cargo.

About CocoonFMS®

CocoonFMS® is a UK-based logistics software company providing a complete digital eco-system that increases productivity and creates cost savings and operating efficiencies to logistics companies and freight forwarders. This is as well as providing accurate data and greater connectivity to their clients.

The CocoonFMS® team is made up of digital and industry experts who bring over 60 years of experience within the logistics industry. This gives the company a unique and in-depth understanding of what the freight forwarding/logistics companies need and what their clients demand.

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