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Press room

Bonn, 9th of May 2017

transport logistic 2017: Saloodo! presents new functionalities and improvements of the digital freight platform

  • Machine learning of Pricing Algorithm
  • Transparent Pallet Exchange System
  • Marcel Frings supports the start-up as Chief Commercial Officer

The digital freight market place Saloodo! will attend for the first time at the transport logistic fair in Munich, from the 9th to 12th of May 2017. In Hall A4, Stand 214, Saloodo!’s management team will be there to discuss with customers how they can benefit from new functionalities and how to monetize by registering on the platform. Visitors can look forward to new developments resulted from close contact with users.

Predictions using Machine Learning

A particularly attractive feature is the new algorithm that is able to predict seasonal fluctuations and to identify imbalances on specific routes. The pricing algorithm will allow shippers to receive a reliable price indication for their shipments and to indicate transport providers the current market situation that eases the process of quoting for loads. This way, shippers and transport providers can tailor their offers based on the current price level.

Pallet Exchange System – Time and Cost Advantages

An additional new development introduces a solution that will save time and unnecessary costs for shippers and carriers. What Saloodo! offers is a new pallet exchange system where the driver can document with the app, on-site, which pallet movement has been completed during loading and delivery points of the shipment, as well as document the pallet exchange via app.
Beside the pallet exchange function, the driver-app also contains an improved scanner with a better auto-focus that allows documents, such as delivery notes, to be recorded and easily transferred, therefore enhancing quality and speeding up the documentation process.

Expert for electronic marketplaces and digitization

Saloodo! announces new personnel! Marcel Frings, 40, has been on board as a new Chief Commercial Officer Germany since the beginning of May 2017.
The graduate business manager (BA) is responsible for the Saloodo! sales department. Most recently, Marcel Frings worked for a big IT service provider and operator of a procurement platform for approximately ten years.

Marcel Frings is an expert in electronic marketplaces and digitalization and he made a name for himself in the logistics industry. ‘’We are pleased that Marcel Frings decided to join us. Marcel demonstrated his expertise and will help us to further expand the platform and develop the growth plans of Saloodo!’’ explained Amadou Diallo, CEO of Saloodo! – regarding the announcement.

“Saloodo! is a digital, processor-oriented transport platform and thus represents the next logical state of evolution in transport logistics. It combines all the essential attributes of Logistics 4.0. It is faster, more synchronous, more transparent and more flexible. My mission and objectives are therefore to work with Saloodo! and significantly contribute to the digital process in transport business.” commented Marcel Frings regarding his start at Saloodo!

Saloodo! live at the transport logistic fair

Saloodo! is well recognized in the market. Since its launch in January 2017, way more than 2,300 transport companies have registered on the platform. As a result, shippers have now access to more than 200,000 trucks, offering transport services to more than 17 European countries.

The Saloodo! expert team will demonstrate the functions and advantages of the digital freight marketplace in Hall A4 Stand 214 of the transport logistic exhibition in Munich. Saloodo!’s ‘’Loading Meter Calculator’’ helps the consignee to calculate the required cargo space. Saloodo! has prepared yet another special attraction: anyone ready to test dexterity and logistics skills can do it through a classic Tetris game on an LED screen. In addition, interested visitors present at the Saloodo! stand will also be able to win attractive prizes on a daily basis.

About Saloodo!

The Saloodo! GmbH is headquartered in Bonn and was founded in 2016. The digital freight platform - powered by DHL - connects shippers and transport providers in a fast, smart and reliable way. With a new business model, Saloodo! plans to drive further the digitization of the logistics sector.
The offer is aimed primarily at small and medium-sized enterprises, which are dependent on competitive offers and require support in searching for suitable transport providers when transporting either full loads, partial loads or general loads.
In addition, Saloodo! is dedicated to serve transport companies of all sizes, through its personalized dashboard on which they can present their services and competitive advantages. In turn, Saloodo! helps them to find suitable loads in order to optimize the capacity of their transport vehicles.
Saloodo! provides a wide range of verified transport providers, real-time price indications for transports based on a constantly growing database.