One of the leading digital freight logistics firms, Cogoport is setting up office in Chennai to meet significant interest and demand from shippers. The company which has already established its presence in cities such as Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Delhi/NCR, Rajkot, Pune, Jaipur and Rotterdam (Netherlands), will now provide its range of export / import services to customers in Chennai and the wider Tamil Nadu region. The development will boost strong demand for the export of products including cement, granite, leather, coir based products, seafood and agricultural commodities from the city port, while importers will also benefit from Cogoport’s newly launched import services from numerous points in Asia and Europe to India. The team will also extend its presence to Coimbatore and Tuticorin, both of which serve as the hub for auto, spices and textiles and goods made of coir.

Cogoport founder and CEO Purnendu Shekhar said: “Chennai and the wider Tamil Nadu state is a vibrant location for the development of SMEs – notably those that support the area’s industrial base in the automobile, computer, technology, hardware manufacturing and healthcare sectors. We have been waiting to launch Cogoport in Chennai and now, in Keerthi Nagendra, have found someone who can take our business forward in this important region.” He further said, “This is a significant step forward for Cogoport. Shippers now have a single ebooking platform to plan their logistics more easily and still take advantage of the 10-15 pc savings that customers tell us that we typically generate on their shipping costs.”

Cogoport’s technology, algorithms and analytics enable its users to manage their logistics more easily and responsively – with a choice of providers on port pairs, dedicated back-end booking confirmation and seamless shipment tracking. Users not only benefit from faster decision-making, transparent pricing and lower shipping costs but also automatically earn rewards on future shipments and from 90+ brand partners. Cogoport launched its innovative digital freight marketplace in 2017, transforming the way customers previously booked their cargo shipments.

The Cogoport web platform removes the complexity that otherwise exists in the process of shipping containers – offering a comparative list of transparent pricing from more than 60 major international shipping line providers on city pairs across the globe. Cogoport also works with more than 40 non-vessel operating common carriers (NVOCCs) and 300 freight forwarders. This single online platform has already attracted over 27,000 registered users, who can select their best solution in minutes, reducing the time previously spent on booking shipments, unnecessary complexity and their costs. Users can track the progress of their consignment at every stage of its journey, in real time, making life simpler for all involved in the logistics chain. Cogoport is headquartered in Mumbai and has 12 offices across India and the Netherlands.