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A unique first for Africa offering.

EmptyTrips is the digital, platform-based answer to the question, “How can I maximise my return on investment?”

We use machine learning and smart matching algorithms to create a marketplace where shippers, agents and transport carriers can connect, bid for cargo, find transport assets to move their cargo, and 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 and a significantly lighter carbon footprint

Benefits

Book your cargo through us! EmptyTrips is an open, online marketplace where you can find a massive pool of hungry,  vetted carriers and get bids on your cargo so you can make use of the sharing enterprise economy to safely, securely and significantly lower your transport costs. Through us, you get access to the largest fleet in Africa, instantly.

  • Match: Our on-demand marketplace algorithms will match your cargo to carriers
  • Auction: Auction your cargo to vetted bidders for the best deal and speedy processing
  • Fair: Avoid collusion and under-the-table deals with our corporate governance warning system, based on your own policies

Grow your business faster Our system allows you to automate your online sales and admin by providing a huge database of both shippers and carriers instantly, making your job fast, efficient and profitable. On-demand, online and on your terms.

  • Speed: Instant access to an online, 24/7 community
  • Reach: Review various routes, and test solutions – open a bid and get a non-obligation quote!
  • Reduce: Lower your cost burdens by offering empty space at a discount, as well as your base-load dedicated fleet

Swap your backhaul for benefits With Empty Trips, you can easily find cargo to fill your assets, making each trip the most profitable it can be, and bid for new business anonymously. You can even sub-contract when you need to, making your fleet replenishment decisions that much easier.

  • Match: Our deckspace and directional algorithms will find cargo for your route when and where you need it
  • Bid: New business - securely and anonymously. Set your own rates – all bids are private until payment
  • Secure: We'll make sure you are paid every time, on time. And our corporate governance warning system will flag issues, based on your businesses' own rules

A truly revolutionary way to move your goods that is affordable, efficient and reliable.

Algorithm

Capacity matching and market balancing service fee

Bidding

Open/ closed bidding to encourage multiple offers and reduce

Insure

Cargo GIT & Marine insurance costs, and includable option

Purchase

Online payment via Payfast or secure account code

Coming soon

We are constantly evolving and improving our platform. Here are just a few examples of some of the big developments we are working on for you

We are constantly evolving and improving our platform. Here are just a few examples of some of the big developments we are working on for you!

We are constantly evolving and improving our platform. Here are just a few examples of some of the big developments we are working on for you!

We are constantly evolving and improving our platform. Here are just a few examples of some of the big developments we are working on for you!

How it works

  • Sign upRegister your free account

    Create a free account with EmptyTrips, as either a shipper, agent or carrier, and let us know all your details

  • ManageManage your account

    From your dashboard you can edit details, add sub-users to the account and even track your trips

  • PostPost on the open freight eXchange

    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, and we'll do the rest

  • MonitorStay updated

    We will update you on all available trips daily, via email, so your finger is never far from the pulse

At the helm - The Team