The West African-European shipping line NileDutch says it plans to better service the Middle East market ahead of possible expansion in the region, following a major flow optimisation deployment.
NileDutch has deployed software from Transmetrics, the leading tech startup for predictive logistics solutions, in order to streamline their empty container flows and increase efficiency.
“Our envisioned goal for the project with NileDutch is to reduce the cost of empty container logistics by 10-15 percent,” says Anna Shaposhnikova, CCO and co-founder of Transmetrics.
With its technology, Transmetrics was achieving 25% to 50% higher forecast accuracy than the in-house teams of their customers.
This approach allows the rebalancing of assets across the whole NileDutch network at minimal cost.
These increased efficiencies will give NileDutch the additional capacity it needs to pursue expansion in the Middle East, says Carlo Zaalberg, global director, logistics at NileDutch.
“At NileDutch, we would like to further expand our business in the Middle East. As a result of the project with Transmetrics, we expect to optimise the positioning of empty containers, which will allow us to better supply the Middle East market during the peak season,” he told Logistics Middle East.
“We also hope that it will result in the growth of NileDutch's market share in this region and in increased customer satisfaction," he added.