Millions of containers circulate the world every year. Anyone who now wants to send a load across the world can enter some information on a booking platform, check the options and costs, and book a container.
Digital booking platforms are shaking up the freight forwarding market and conquering market share. Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) and TNO have been commissioned by SmartPort and are working together with Fenex and Evofenedex to investigate the impact of platformization on the freight forwarding market. Rob Zuidwijk, professor of Global Supply Chains and Ports at the RSM, is involved on behalf of the Erasmus University.