Technology in Logistics in the Middle East

Technology in Logistics in the Middle East

April 18th 2019

At FSC Oceans, we are pioneering something of a technological revolution in Middle Eastern logistics and freight forwarding.

Our digital disruption projects are bringing innovative new solutions to this market which are designed to speed up processes, save valuable time and money and help environmentally-conscious companies improve their carbon footprint.

Through this digitalisation of the supply chain, our clients across the Middle East, Iraq and Dubai can get the freight forwarding information they need in real time, at the click of a button.

FSC Oceans Quotal App

Customers want to be able to get instant, real-time quotes, manage their documentation online and track their shipments - and thanks to the new FSC Oceans Quotal App, this is all now possible.

The Quotal App is the newest way to freight forward, providing instant quotes, customs and transport cost calculations and tracking for your containers.

Geared with sophisticated processors, this is a must-have application for logistics in the Middle East.

Features include:

Real-time prices – Fitted with systems that allow for algorithmic calculations on specific requirements that reflect competitive industry rates.

Tracking – Track your commodity from departure to arrival for ultimate peace of mind as to its whereabouts and ETA.

Authentication – Two-stage verification process (including facial recognition/fingerprint verification) for maximum security.

Simple interface – An interface that is simple and effective with universal usability.

Carbon calculator for your freight

With the environment and corporate social responsibility increasingly high on the agenda, many companies are now more aware of their impact on the planet. Another digital solution offered by FSC Oceans is the Carbon Calculator which works out the CO2 emissions of your cargo’s journey for airfreight, seafreight and railfreight. This enables you to make an informed decision about your freight forwarding options when taking into account the cost, time and carbon footprint of the journey.

The FSC Oceans technological evolution

Within a highly competitive industry we are driven to stay ahead of our competitors through our ability to respond to our customers’ changing needs – and this means developing and evolving the digital technologies which enable them to work quicker and smarter.

The market in Iraq is in need of a lift in technologies and especially in the efficiency of freight forwarding. In a country with higher imports than exports, it is imperative that the process of importing is made more accessible and easier to conduct, and this is what our digital projects are designed to achieve.

Alan Hewitt, FSC Oceans Commercial Director, said: “Our business is centred on a traditional freight-forwarding model which delivers high levels of operational competence in all areas of logistics. Running alongside this, we are developing our digital disruption projects, such as apps for our internal teams in the Middle East to sell immediate projects to the team, as well as pricing and solutions applications for customers.

“We are also investing in digital marketing and customer-direct technology which enables FSC Oceans customers to have a transparent partner that can support them in low-cost integration of systems and processes across all areas of their business.

“Logistics is wider than the conventional door-to-door services that most supply; logistics is what happens before and after the door – it’s about the end users, customers, suppliers and anyone who needs the information that our technology supports.”

FSC Oceans has offices in Iraq, UAE, Jordan, Malaysia, China, Hong Kong and London and has been creating and implementing tailored, streamlined logistics solutions involving complex cargo across a broad range of industry sectors, for many years.