Indian Cogoport Opens European Office in Rotterdam
India’s leading online logistics company bets big on the Netherlands
During the inaugural version of the Indo-Dutch Forum on Smart & Sustainable Port Led Development in Mumbai on 23 May 2018, Cogoport confirmed the start of its business in Rotterdam. The company will be establishing the first digital logistics corridor of the world, making Indian traders connect to the European market in a seamless fashion, using the Netherlands as a gateway to Europe.
The Forum centered around best practices in developing ports to be technologically savvy as well as sustainable and eco-friendly at the same time. The Dutch Minister of Infrastructure and Water Management as well as Indian Union Minister of State for Shipping graced the occasion with their presence along with other industry stalwarts.
Hassle-free process by leveraging technology
Cogoport is now set to expand globally through their office in the Netherlands and will look to serve a larger set of customers in the European market as well. This would be another milestone in its bid to make the freight booking process hassle-free by leveraging technology.
Cogoport sees tremendous value in entering into the Netherlands and in setting up their base in Rotterdam, the maritime capital of Europe. The ease of doing business in the Netherlands coupled with its barrier free environment, friendly tax structuring, speed and agility are some of the factors behind this conviction. The online logistics specialist also perceives great synergy between its vision and Netherlands’ initiatives with the country being heavily dependent on logistics and rapidly embracing digital technologies. Apart from this, the presence of well-educated, upfront and supportive multilingual personnel is another advantage the Netherlands offers.
The Netherlands’ government is known to be highly receptive of technology and startups and has supported Cogoport in every manner. Cogoport has also received great assistance from the Netherlands Foreign Investment Agency (NFIA), Rotterdam Partners and Holland International Distribution Council (HIDC) towards this initiative.
Incorporated in May 2016, Cogoport is an online international freight exchange that uses cutting-edge technology to make the most cost-effective match between exporters and importers on one hand and ocean and air freight carriers on the other. Cogoport is headquartered in Mumbai, India.