EmptyTrips is the digital, platform-based answer to the question, “How can I maximise my return on investment?”
We use machine learning & smart matching algorithms to create a marketplace where shippers, agents & transport carriers can connect, bid for cargo, find transport assets to move their cargo, & even store or insure it. We fill spaces to places, smartly. The EmptyTrips platform powers a new way of collaborative thinking across enterprises for faster logistics, better economics & a significantly lighter carbon footprint
EmptyTrips is an open, online marketplace where you can find a massive pool of vetted transporters with various fleet sizes. By making use of the platform you can safely find carriers, transact securely & significantly lower your transport costs. Through us, you can get free access to the largest fleet in Africa, instantly.
Grow your business faster Our system allows you to automate your online sales & admin by providing a huge database of both shippers & carriers instantly, making your job fast, efficient & profitable. On-demand, online & on your terms.
Swap your backhaul for benefits With EmptyTrips, you can easily find cargo to fill your assets, making each trip the most profitable it can be, & bid for new business anonymously. You can even sub-contract when you need to, making your fleet replenishment decisions that much easier.
A truly revolutionary way to move your goods that is affordable, efficient & reliable.
Capacity matching & market balancing. Service fee to transporters, locally & internationally
Open / closed bidding to encourage multiple offers & reduce costs
On-demand pay-as-you-go cargo insurance on road, rail, sea & air
Online payment via Payfast or secure account code
“There are very few examples of industries that disrupt itself, it is most often an outsider who can spot the inefficiencies & the new opportunities & to break the mould. This is what EmptyTrips is doing in the transport business, creating a platform to trade open capacity for paying cargoes & improving the environmental footprint for cargo transported in the process. A super cool idea!”
Dirk Hoffmann, Managing Director, Safmarine Southern Africa
“The EmptyTrips team are an engaging, energetic & constructive group who are on course to shake up the Southern African freight logistics market with their unique disruptive business model.”
Mark Reed, Commercial Director, Grindrod Rail
“We requested the service of EmptyTrips to handle a delivery from Johannesburg to Bloemfontein. From the first request of a quote to the final notification that our goods had arrived safely, on time & without any hassle at all. We would highly recommend EmptyTrips for any size loads you wish to move, the friendly professional service I received was fantastic”
Liz Dunn, Buyer, Farquharson Projects
“A much needed, flexible platform filling a void in the industry”
Daniel Beaumont, Operations, FDK Transport
We are constantly evolving & improving our platform. Here are just a few examples of some of the big developments we are working on for you!
Carbon Credits for reduction of wasted vehicle runs, & conversions from road to rail savings.
Seamlessly plug-in to our API which will enable connectivity between applications & devices.
Use of blockchain technology to reduce risk & fraud of declaration of cargo values.
Create a free account with EmptyTrips, as either a shipper, agent or carrier, & let us know all your details
From your dashboard you can edit details, add sub-users to the account & even track your trips
Whether you have cargo to move, or empty space you want cargo to fill, click 'Post a new trip exchange', add the details of the cargo or existing trip, & we'll do the rest
We will update you on all available trips daily, via email, so your finger is never far from the pulse
After a decade in top-tier consulting & banking at firms like The Boston Consulting Group & HSBC, Benji decided to turn her attention to changing the world & founded EmptyTrips with Herman. The human whirlwind’s focus is now on making EmptyTrips the largest provider of logistics services, where her double masters (LLM & MPhil) & her bachelors in Finance, comes in handy on a daily basis.
From day dot, Herman's 10+ years of IT dev experience (for both listed & governmental clients) has played a crucial role in crafting the EmptyTrips platform into what you see today. He holds a Masters & a Bachelors in Tech (MSC & BSC BTech Honours).
Justine has done everything from sales & research to stakeholder relations & the management of operations. She never sleeps. She loves the part she plays in changing the status quo of business through a venture that is as environmentally game-changing as it is commercially viable.
Growth & Market Hacker
Tracy is a confidant magic-maker for the brand & its growth strategy. She has a decade of experience in project management, product expansion & strategic relations having held top positions at international mining & publishing houses.
A self-described hustler, Salome has run marketing departments & campaigns for a variety of established businesses & start-ups. She is our queen of analytics & social engagement.
Mark is a seasoned expert from Madagascar rail to North South Corridor, including time at the Boston Consulting Group. Mark currently consults to GRCS, from development to commercialization. He is also an author.
Everyone needs the best lawyer, & we have him. The founder of Legal Legends, Africa's first online website for quality legal services, he has also been a columnist for Entrepreneur Magazine & a co-host of the Startup of the Week segment on CliffCentral radio.