Growing move to online platforms

Growing move to online platforms Big data has become a critical toolkit for transporters and transport customers alike, says Nick Hoffman, COO of Linebooker, an independent online transport services business. "Large amounts of data - from vehicle tracking and fleet management to inventory control - are continually being analysed to improve operational capabilities. This helps to identify supply and demand patterns, reduce wasteful expenditure and optimise processes that positively contribute to the bottom line." He believes the future freight economy is a [...]

2019-06-19T12:38:30+02:00Apr 26th, 2019|

The future of freight is moving into the digital fast lane

The future of freight is moving into the digital fast lane Nick Hoffman, chief operating officer at Linebooker, an online transport services company, believes that in the coming decade, the South African transport and logistics environment will see significant changes in an attempt to streamline efficiencies and lower costs. “We are only at the beginning of a cycle of digitalisation that will transform nearly every aspect of freight and logistics as we know it.” Every day, around 2 million tonnes of goods are [...]

2019-05-08T19:19:49+02:00Apr 15th, 2019|

The future of freight is moving into the digital fast lane

The future of freight is moving into the digital fast lane In the coming decade, the South African transport and logistics environment will see significant changes in an attempt to streamline efficiencies and lower costs. “We are only at the beginning of a cycle of digitalisation that will transform nearly every aspect of freight and logistics as we know it,” says Nick Hoffman, Chief Operating Officer at Linebooker, an online transport services company. Every day, around 2-million tonnes of goods are on [...]

2019-05-08T19:20:39+02:00Apr 12th, 2019|

Transparency – Supply Chain Today

Transparency - Supply Chain Today African Rainbow Capital Investments subsidiary, GemCap has acquired online transport management business Linebooker from Oceans Group (Pty) Limited. The investment being made by GemCap will provide a springboard to expand and grow the existing business and its digital solutions within the freight and logistics sector. Linebooker, through its interactive mobile-friendly bidding platform provides customers with instant access to multiple pre-approved transport companies. This not only ensures the best price of the day, but also alleviates vehicle [...]

2019-05-31T12:08:32+02:00Nov 28th, 2018|

ARC Subsidiary, GemCap Invests in Future Growth of Transport Disruptor, Linebooker

ARC Subsidiary, GEMCAP Invests in Future Growth of Transport Disruptor, Linebooker Cape Town, 29 August 2018: African Rainbow Capital Investments subsidiary, GemCap has announced that it has acquired online transport management business, Linebooker from Oceana Group (Pty) Limited. The investment being made by GemCap will provide a springboard to expand and grow the existing business and its digital solutions within the freight and logistics sector.Linebooker, through its interactive mobile friendly bidding platform provides customers with instant access to multiple pre-approved transport companies. This [...]

2019-03-27T10:08:22+02:00Oct 2nd, 2018|

Moving Goods to Another City: There’s an App for That

Moving Goods to Another City: There's an App for That Cape Town – Nick Hoffman describes himself as an "intrapreneur" who is passionate about the transport business. He is co-founder and general manager of Linebooker, an online bidding platform for road freight and logistics. An intrapreneur is a manager within a company who promotes innovative product development and marketing. Hoffman said they saw a gap in the transportation of goods where a truck, for example, would take a load to George and drive [...]

2019-03-27T10:03:44+02:00Nov 27th, 2017|

SA Agriculture Looks to Harvest Efficiencies in Weak Economy

SA Agriculture Looks to Harvest Efficiencies in Weak Economy Transport: ‘low hanging fruit’ for farmers seeking cost savings Farmers are currently facing myriad environmental challenges – from water shortages to avian flu – so finding new ways to cut costs is critical. Transport is one of the ‘controllable’ expenses that farmers can reduce using online technologies and crowdsourcing. Nick Hoffman, general manager of Linebooker – a nimble, online bidding platform that matches trucks with loads – says technology is unleashing new ways for [...]

2019-03-27T09:57:32+02:00Sep 14th, 2017|

SA Transport Company Helps Students Appreciate Industry-wide Changes

SA Transport Company Helps Students Appreciate Industry-wide Changes ‘On the ground’ instruction provided by owners of disruptive business model Cape Town, 21 August 2017: Disruption is the name of the game in business today and some South African students are learning first-hand what it is all about. As part of guiding the next generation of transport and logistics professionals, Linebooker – South Africa’s leading online bidding platform for road freight transport – has been instructing students from Stellenbosch University to ensure change management [...]

2019-03-27T09:49:17+02:00Aug 25th, 2017|

Bidding Platform Cuts Transport Costs

Bidding Platform Cuts Transport Costs Linebooker, a Cape Town based online bidding platform in the freight transport sector, has produced an average saving of 12% for its clients since it launched five months ago. The firm said its success showed how ripe South Africa’s freight transport industry was for disruption. Naude Rademan, the managing director at Linebooker, said the firm provided an affordable and efficient alternative in a space where costs are traditionally murky and broker fees are high. “We’ve saved customers [...]

2019-03-27T09:39:31+02:00Jul 27th, 2017|