The COVID-19 pandemic caused the inconceivable to happen in chain supply management, and dramatically affected businesses that relied on the cost effectivity of the just-in-time delivery concept and lower stock holding.
Chinese imports from many suppliers to Southern African businesses ceased for a number of months and this caused many well and long-established companies, particularly in the promotional clothing market, to close.
Freight capacity and costs became inverse in proportion where usually the opposite exists. Freight Innovations was able to stabilise and maintain services during most of the pandemic due to its well-established international network, and has increased market share in this segment.
Freight Innovations can deliver cargo into Namibia from South Africa at competitive rates, and its footprint spreads across Southern Africa and SADC countries.
Clients include manufacturers of vehicle accessories, and equipment such as aluminium canopies and trailers, outdoor pot plants and fireplaces. International quotations for air and sea freight are available and insurance can be included on request.
Charges depend on the commodity and value. The call centre or quick quotes online is the fastest option, with international shipping being a most popular option for clients who export smaller packages due to the price, online tracking, and a quick quoting option.
A feature that appeals to regular clients is the consistency and reliability of the service levels. It remains popular due to the expertise and knowledge of the staff. The young team is dynamic, and their youth belies the level of expertise. Leo Nompiyo entered the freight industry as a junior assistant some twenty years ago, and his career gained momentum when he was appointed nightshift manager. In 2011, Leo joined the Freight Innovations team as an experienced member, and added to the success of the company as an operations supervisor.
Ricardo De Freitas has been in the industry for fifteen years. Ricardo has a wealth of operational knowledge in the national road and air industry. He is well versed in freight and can handle any emergency with ease.
As recently as two years ago, Robertha Jass joined the team as a novice, however, due to her career-oriented personality and the upward mobility in the company, she ably holds the position of company secretary and accounts assistant.
Freight Innovations has grown in leaps and bounds since its inception, and the management maintains that it is the personalised, fast and efficient service that holds the key to a successful enterprise. If the past decade is anything to go by, then that philosophy certainly rings true.
Visit Freight Innovations at www.freight-innovations.co.za and click on the red instant quote box to quickly get a price to send anything anywhere.