OnePort 365 is optimizing trade processes in Africa using technology

OnePort 365 is a digital platform that is revolutonarising how import and export are facilitated on the African continent. Hio Sola-Usidame, Lead Partner of the Lagos-based startup speaks on the vision of the company, how it makes international trade more seamless and what the freight forwarding industry in Africa will look like in the next five years.

Hio Sola-Usidame, Lead Partner of OnePort 365

OnePort 365 optimises trade operations for African businesses, ensures seamless freight forwarding while also offering other related services including shipping. How do you achieve all of these?

Freight forwarding, simply put, is helping companies move their cargo from Point 1 to Point 2. However, in reality, it is a complex network of unstructured processes involving handing over cargo from vendor to vendor.

Consider the freight forwarding process of a Ginger exporter. From the farm, a trucking company transports the cargo to a warehouse for consolidation. Another trucking company moves the freight to a transloading warehouse for transportation to the port terminal via barge and then loaded on to a vessel going to China. This process is repeated in reverse from the destination port. Now imagine a company with several shipments in transit. Keeping track of all this manually is chaotic, lets not consider trying to optimise manually. 

As you rightly mentioned, OnePort 365 provides a solution to this chaos by streamlining and optimising companies end-to-end freight processes. We achieve thi....

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