The signification of freight forwarding companies is often neglected since they are commonly adjudged as companies that handle large shipments internationally.
However, in reality, the freight industry is the backbone of the logistics spectrum.
Without freight forwarders, the entire shipment process may come to halt, slowing down and burdening the whole logistics channel and shippers/ consignee with immense logistical stress, thus affecting the global market’s overall productivity.
To put simply, Freight forwarders are those integral part of the supply chain management that ensure safe & secure shipments of goods to their suitable destinations by taking care of crucial elements of the shipment planning process starting from customs brokerage, networking, scheduling, negotiating, to documentation, inventory management for hassle-free cargo transportation on behalf of companies.
Over the years, the Freight Forwarding industry has become indispensable for shippers/consignee (companies) to perform their key role in international trade, selling and buying goods & commodities.
This most unseen industry today stands at the cusp of transformation, influenced by the unprecedented times of COVID-19.
Furthermore, there is a need for immediate application of emerging technologies to drive the industry to achieve its full potential.
However, certain barriers still hinder the implementation of trending technologies.
To fill this void and drive transformational change in the industry many young leaders are burning the midnight oil to replace the dated technology and manual processes with leading technologies to add flexibility to companies supply chain and optimize their logistics systems.
Nurturing the same vision, Transpeed Cargo Pvt. Ltd. has emerged out as one of India’s fast-growing comprehensive logistics solutions provider with its unmatched high-quality and advanced logistics services and solutions.
Over the years Transpeed Cargo Pvt. Ltd. has been successful in consolidating its position as a freight forwarding expert through service excellence and the commitment to ensure service, speed, and accuracy with every shipment.
As a one-stop global logistics services provider, Transpeed Cargo Pvt. Ltd. offers innovative solutions in the arena of international air freight forwarding, international sea freight forwarding, customs handling, import & export of cargos, warehousing and last-mile delivery to both B2B and B2C businesses across the country.
To gain more insights about the company, we sat down with Arpit Garg, Director- Transpeed Cargo Pvt. Ltd. Cargo, the young leader spearheading the organization on its mission to become India’s most preferred Logistics Partner.
Here is the verse(s) of the interview, straight from the leader.
How did you start in the logistics industry?
Truly, I didn’t know what the term ‘Logistics’ meant; it was a ‘mere goods transportation process’ for me.
After earning my degree in Engineering (Computer Science), I was presented with an opportunity to stand in for my family business and learn.
This was the outset of my journey in the logistics space.
A fresh industry for me, Logistics captured my interest with time and I absorbed myself to learn and gain experience while working on various positions and moving forward with my enhanced capabilities.
Being exposed to various roles and responsibilities, I acquired the necessary skills and expertise with time which has further helped me to lead the team at Transpeed Cargo Pvt. Ltd.
Learning all of this has not only allowed me to gain a larger view of the industry but has helped me understand and appreciate the importance of the industry and its role in supply chain management.
The journey has been quite enriching and I am enjoying every chapter of it.
Tell us about Transpeed Cargo Pvt. Ltd. How does it stand apart in the logistics space?
What are the services offered under the hat of Transpeed Cargo Pvt. Ltd. ?
Our wide and comprehensive logistic network offers a single-step solution to your air, water and road freight forwarding needs.
Our complete spectrum of distribution services includes Sea Freight, Airfreight, Storage & Distribution, Customs clearance, Door-to-door Logistics, Export-Import consultancy, World Wide Groupage, Outbound Groupage, Inbound Groupage, DDU & DDP Services, Break Bulk & Project Cargo.
Our dexterity lies in the field of Air, Sea, Truck freight cargo, and Custom Clearance.
Delivering a commitment of transparency, speed and accuracy with every shipment, we leave no stone unturned to ensure secure and timely deliveries of goods from Factory or Warehouse to port or from export/import locations to Door.
We also assist businesses with the services of the Customs Broker Agency, dealing in both Import & Export.
Our core strength lies in:
- Third-Party Logistics services (oversee and manage their supply chain management for our clients)
- Pick up the arrangement from suppliers
- Custom Clearance at Origin port/airport
- Custom Clearance at Destination (Nhava-Sheva /Mundra /Kolkata / Chennai / Ahmedabad / ICD-TKD / ICD-PPG and all other major ports.
- Air freight consolidation (Import / Export)
- Sea freight LCL/FCL (Import / Export)
To add value to customers, we intend to evolve our services module consecutively to provide robust, present-day and reliable logistics solutions on a local, national and international level.
How has the global pandemic affected the company?
Covid-19 has taken a toll on companies’ health and everyone has been affected by the pandemic.
We too were at a halt during the early days of the pandemic, but our proficiency and industry know-how helped us to swim swiftly amidst the unfavorable times.
We invested our time and efforts to modify our approach and strategize accordingly and as a result, we bounced back, strongly.
I am proud to touch the turnover mark of one crore in 2020 and we are rejuvenating well.
The pandemic also encouraged us to outline our few projects that are in pipeline and will be launched by the end of this year.
India saw its worst days during the second wave of the coronavirus and is struggling with a shortage of medical oxygen.
In this tough situation, we are doing our best to help fill gaps in the supply of oxygen by retooling our processes.
We have airlifted thousands of Oxygen concentrators from around the world, bringing them to India and are continuously putting in our best efforts.
At present, we are also chartering aircrafts to airlift Oxygen concentrators specially.
Mention the industries served by Transpeed Cargo Pvt. Ltd.?
We cater our service to leading companies across:
Automotive Components Industry
Safety Equipment(s) Production Industry
Glass Production Industry
HVAC (Heating, Ventilation &Air-Conditioning) Industry
Travel & Tourism
Chemical Industry & Disposable Goods Industry
How is Transpeed Cargo Pvt. Ltd. leveraging present-day technology in its operations and services?
Technology has transformed every sphere of our lives and surroundings.
As a technology-savvy company, we put a lot of focus on updating ourselves with time to stay on top of digital transformation.
Our highly efficient information management system provides a 24 hours online tracking facility.
From the first point of cargo movement to the final delivery of goods at the desired destination, the system offers constant updates and allows our customers to track the status of their goods anytime.
What are your future plans?
My priorities are all shifted towards one goal- our growth. We are looking ahead to add more technology-rich services, platforms to our portfolio while eyeing on expanding our market share.
Also, I am looking forward to increasing our human strength, which currently sits at 30+.
What piece of learning would you like to share with us?
I have seen many ups and downs during my academic years and at the beginning of my professional voyage; I have failed miserably. I learnt from the failures and put my best shot in dedicating myself to learn and try hard to become a person that I am today. Your failures doesn’t imply that you are destined to be unsuccessful; every loss leads to an opportunity and every adversity leads to a new possibility. Always believe in your struggles and approach. Even if you feel confused, don’t stop yourself from trying and testing the waves.