Sendy has announced the opening of its logistics platform to include freight services to serve customers who need to move cargo in Kenya, East Africa and throughout the continent.
In January 2019, Sendy started matching large transporters with businesses transporting cargo from Mombasa to the Inland Container Depot, and then to different countries in the continent. The exercise, which was pilot-based, saw the company make 1500 deliveries to date.
Of course, the need to start freight services outside the country was prompted by a market need, a point that has since been echoed by the organization’s CEO Mechack Alloys. Apparently, there is a market for freight services that leverage technology to deliver products in a timely and efficient manner.
Furthermore, Sendy says it is taking the initiative to decongest the Nairobi depot that will possibly see additional activity if the Government’s directive to ship products from Mombasa to the space via SGR will see the light of day.
“Following requests from our customers, 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,” said Mr. Alloys.
“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.”
At the moment, Sendy is offering freight services to Rwanda, Tanzania, Sudan, Congo, Zambia and Uganda, although there are plans to go beyond.