Deutsche Post DHL Group digital freight platform subsidiary Saloodo! is coming to the Middle East by expanding to the United Arab Emirates.
The digital freight platform that is available to shippers, dispatchers and carriers in Europe will be available to users in the Gulf region for domestic transport and international freight.
Saloodo! is a forerunner to digitalising the logistics industry with customers benefitting from digital handling of their items without lengthy price negotiations on the telephones or fax.
In Europe, more than 18,000 shippers and over 7,000 carriers with more than 250,000 available trucks are already working with Saloodo!, with numbers continuing to grow as it expands in the Middle East.
Thomas Grunau, CEO of Saloodo! in Europe says: “It allows shippers and transport providers to find each other more easily, and makes road freight processes more transparent and efficient. Especially given the strong growth of the logistics market in the Middle East, we feel this is just the right place to begin offering our solution beyond the EU and develop it further.”
Saloodo! simplifies road freight by matching shippers to transport providers with Saloodo! remaining the central contact person, meaning from initial booking to final payment, all documents and information flow goes through a single platform.
Tobias Maier, CEO of Saloodo! MEA says: “Even though the UAE is one of the largest logistics markets in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), there remain untapped opportunities given the economic diversification and several road infrastructure investments underway.
“Equally, DHL’s deep expertise in the region and wide portfolio of service offerings will support the successful deployment of Saloodo! in the UAE, and ultimately in the Gulf region.”