Freight transport in Europe is running with almost no delay. Short waiting times for transport between Germany and Austria, France and Switzerland. New website shows real-time data from all European borders.
Supply in Europe is still guaranteed. Although many European countries have introduced strict border controls to slow down the spread of Covid-19, the movement of goods is almost unhindered by this. The delays of the last week, which in some instances were significant and led to traffic jams of more than 50 km and waiting times of 24 hours at some borders, have been remedied. Looking at the situation from a German perspective, only road transport across the borders to Switzerland, France and Austria is somewhat slower. This is indicated by the tracking data that we currently receive from our visibility partner Sixfold.
Sixfold helps freight forwarders and major shippers to track goods and vehicles in real time; Transporeon operates Europe’s platform for order placement in logistics. This gives both companies a comprehensive, highly up-to-date overview of the actual flow of goods in Europe. This data on border waiting times is now presented clearly and free of charge on a detailed map: https://covid-19.sixfold.com.
The information is based on anonymised data from the GPS trackers fitted in tens of thousands of trucks involved in cross-border transportation. It is processed in real time and used to calculate the current waiting times at all European border crossings. This allows problems to be identified at an early stage and alternatives planned. The data can also help politicians and administrators to better assess the situation.
Last week (16 – 22 March), the number of late deliveries in road haulage throughout Europe was only three to seven per cent above the long-term average, although there were higher deviations on individual days in some regions. “Despite the tense nature of the situation and immediate measures taken by politicians, the situation is largely stable: goods are still reaching their destination”, says Wolfgang Wörner, CEO of Sixfold. According to Stephan Sieber, CEO of Transporeon, the data sends a clear signal: “Freight forwarders and logistics departments have processes under control.”
Transporeon boosts logistics performance and profitability with every freight load. Founded in Germany in 2000, Transporeon connects a worldwide network of more than 1,200 industrial shippers and retailers with over 90,000 logistics service providers in 100+ countries in real time. Its security-certified platforms offer digital solutions for freight benchmarking and sourcing, freight assignment and shipment execution, time slot management, shipment tracking, and end-to-end supply chain visibility. By leveraging the latest capabilities, including artificial intelligence and predictive analytics, Transporeon solutions cut CO2 emissions, empty runs and truck waiting times while digitizing manual processes. Transporeon is located across Europe, Russia, Asia and the US.
For more information, visit www.transporeon.com.
Sixfold is one of Europe’s leading real-time logistics visibility platforms for the supply chain. Shippers and carriers seamlessly integrate their transport management systems with the Sixfold visibility platform to know where their shipments are and when they will arrive with minimal manual work from either of the parties. The platform aggregates data from all telematics systems into one data stream giving true end-to-end visibility of shipments. The Sixfold platform has powerful AI capabilities and singularly predicts delays and provides proactive alerts on any shipment delays. Up to 500 million Euros of goods shipped by Europe’s supply chains each day are tracked by the Sixfold platform enabling customers and shippers to gain business advantage and to better plan operations. Sixfold supports customers in more than 25 European languages and data distributed on its platform is totally secure and GDPR compliant.
For more information, visit www.sixfold.com.