Sendy, Kenya’s logistics platform has opened up its platform to include freight services from the inland container depot and long-haul logistics services.
The entry into freight services signals Sendy’s growth from an on-demand Consumer-to-Consumer and Business-to-Consumer platform to a big-league platform for B2B transporters domestically, across East Africa, and throughout the continent.
The launch and pan-African expansion come five months after Kobo360’s entry in Kenya and the expansion of Lori systems across Africa. Just recently, Cairo’s Trella raised funding to bolster its operations.
“A reliable last mile solution is critical in helping to decongest the inland container depot and in helping our customers move cargo fast. Our clients have wanted to benefit from Sendy’s platform across the full range of their transport needs, this decision works towards that,” said Sendy Founder and CEO Mr. Meshack Alloys.
“We have officially extended Freight services to our platform to help solve long haul logistics problems. This rise in demand from our clients directly informed our decision to use our technology in reducing the time it takes to clear cargo from depots and to help decongest the Inland Container Depot,” added Mr. Alloys.
The new freight services on the Sendy platform are also aimed at helping decongest the Inland Container Depot and to assist customers seeking to move their cargo as fast as possible.
Sendy says some clients using this service include Unilever, Bidco, Maersk and Multiple Solutions and has been used to help firms move their cargo to Rwanda, Tanzania, Sudan, Congo, Zambia, Uganda and beyond, on need basis.
Sendy currently covers delivery needs for over 5,000 businesses and hopes to double this with the addition of Sendy Freight to its platform.