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 [...]

2019-10-24T15:42:31+02:00Jul 27th, 2017|

Is the Future of Transport Here?

Is the Future of Transport Here? Ideas from two innovative South African firms are making it possible to change the way goods get transported from A to B Andries Louw, founder and MD of transport technology firm Milotek, is thinking big. “I want to provide African cities with a congestion-free, automated mass-transport solution that operates profitably at fares of under US5c/person/km,” he says. That ambitious plan would compete with rail and road transport solutions that are the mainstay for moving passengers [...]

2019-10-24T15:35:03+02:00May 3rd, 2017|

Linebooker Connects Customers to Trucking Companies

Linebooker Connects Customers to Trucking Companies Cape Town-based start-up Linebooker has introduced a Web-based platform allowing customers to be connected to logistics companies that transport goods and products around SA. Operating nationally, Linebooker says it aims to shake-up SA’s road freight sector through its online bidding platform, which allows customers to find trucking companies and transport their goods to locations around the country. A spinoff from the innovation arm of CCS Logistics (part of the Oceana Group), the company’s platform links bulk business transport customers [...]

2019-10-24T15:38:51+02:00Apr 10th, 2017|

Start-up to Disrupt SA Logistics With Uber-like Service

Start-up to Disrupt SA Logistics With Uber-like Service Johannesburg – A Cape Town start-up has become the Uber of the logistics industry, with a web-based platform allowing customers to be linked to logistics companies that transport goods and products. Linebooker allows customers who need to transport goods to locations around the country to do so via their web- and mobile-based platforms. A spinoff from the innovation arm of CCS Logistics (part of the Oceana Group), the company has launched an online [...]

2019-10-24T15:40:02+02:00Apr 4th, 2017|

Linebooker to Disrupt South African Transport Industry

Linebooker to Disrupt South African Transport Industry Linebooker embraces technology Linebooker, a Cape Town-based spinoff from the innovation arm of CCS Logistics, has launched an online bidding platform. The platform connects bulk business transport customers and trucking companies to offer transparent pricing and end-to-end delivery facilitation services. “It’s time for South Africa’s road freight industry to join the 21st century,” says Naudé Rademan, managing director of CCS Logistics “Technology exposes the imbalanced relation between buyers and sellers, and with our online [...]

2019-10-24T15:32:37+02:00Apr 4th, 2017|

SA Road Freight Industry Undergoing ‘Tech Disruption’

SA Road Freight Industry Undergoing 'Tech Disruption' Following the lead of tech innovators in the taxi industry, South Africa’s road freight sector is set for a similar shake-up. According the latest Logistics Barometer (published by Stellenbosch University), transport remains the most significant portion of logistics costs (57% of the total in 2014)* — an opportunity that is being seized upon by Cape Town-based start-up Linebooker. A spinoff from the innovation arm of CCS Logistics (part of the Oceana Group), the company has [...]

2019-10-24T15:31:20+02:00Mar 30th, 2017|