ZIM Integrated Shipping Services Ltd has established a new subsidiary, Ship4wd, a digital freight forwarding platform that offers an online and self-service end-to-end shipping solution, reports AJOT
The new self-service was launched on October 18 2021.
Ship4wd targets US and Canadian small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) importing and exporting from China, Vietnam, and Israel.
The Ship4wd platform offers each customer the optimal solution according to the customer’s preferences.
The platform consists of both sea and air shipping services up to the final destination, including land and rail transport, with associated logistic services, all backed up by a variety of professional vendors.
“As a leader of the accelerating digitalisation trend within the shipping industry, we are leveraging our expertise to launch an independent digital multi-function freight forwarder, consistent with our strategy of developing growth engines adjacent to our core business,” said ZIM CEO Eli Glickman.
“Ship4wd undertakes to manage the entire logistic chain end to end, harnessing our core assets as a leading global carrier with a unique customer-centric approach to provide the optimal digital solution for the SMB segment, backed up by a wide network of vendors including ZIM. The global need for digital services via personal mobile phones and tablets is increasing, especially among small and medium businesses, and Ship4wd is the ultimate solution,” said Mr Glickman
“We are confident that with Ship4wd’s excellent team it can become a significant player in the multi-billion dollars freight forwarding industry as it will meet a much-needed demand for its services in the market.” said Mr Glickman.
Said ZIM VP global customer service Assaf Tiran: “Similar to the way other groundbreaking platforms such as Airbnb in tourism and Uber in transportation have transformed their industries, we are aiming to enable everyone to be a self-shipper, by simplifying and streamlining the transfer of goods worldwide down to its essence – a ‘few clicks’ shipping solution.”
Said Ship4wd CEO Carmit Hoshen-Glik: “We believe it’s time for international shipping to become simple, easy and trustworthy for SMBs. Our promise of unremitting reliability and support from industry professionals will offer a much-needed solution for small businesses and entrepreneurs relying on relatively small shipments for their ongoing business.”

Source : ajot