Freight markets have similar characteristics all over the world, including the USA. For example, the transport industry is often multi-segmented and the market is dominated by small fleets, often of less than six trucks. The industry also suffers from a lack of technology integration as certain market players resist change.
The situation in Turkey reflects the problems in the US markets to some extent and so the possibilities are equally valid. TIRPORT, an Istanbul-based startup, has managed to see the potential in the market and believes that it can bring innovative features beyond its time to the system that needs urgent renewal in the sector.
TIRPORT business development specialist Burak Çağlar said of this platform, “ TIRPORT provides cargo carriers and cargo carriers the opportunity to meet and match on a real-time and location-based digital platform. The services offered by our platform are not limited to this; We enable companies to manage their logistics transportation processes with instant monitoring and reporting opportunities.” speaks as.
92% of logistics operations in Turkey are carried out by road transport; 2 thousand logistics companies and 900 thousand trucks take an active role in transportation every day. Regarding the subject, TIRPORT business development manager Alemdar Kadıoğlu said , “9 out of every 10 trucks that these transportations are made belong to individuals. This causes many trucks to carry out transport without finding a return load. First of all, we wanted to solve this problem. Those who carry loads with TIRPORT can easily find a return load before they complete their transportation.” he speaks.
Besides being a digital freight market, TIRPORT enables companies to track their loads between loading and unloading points. In addition, TIRPORT noticed that many companies and truck drivers complain about losing shipping documents, which is a vital part of the transportation process. Loss of documents can have negative consequences, as the industry operates with a traditional concept.
The company’s key customer expert Ersin Demircioğlu talks about a similar situation they faced; “There was a truck driver that we met, who made his transportation but lost his invoice. If the delivery document is lost in Turkey, the relevant payments are not made. However, the transport documents, which are the reference of the transport process, need to be photographed and uploaded to our platform. Since the trucker used our platform and uploaded an image of the invoice, he used TIRPORT as evidence to get his payment.”
TIRPORT is an organization that carried out service development and market verification studies before it started operating. Regarding the situation in the market, Alemdar Kadıoğlu said, “We are the first of our kind in the Turkish market. Although there are several platforms operating in a similar way, they do not offer ERP services because they are primarily logistics companies.” He speaks as
Although the startup has emerged as a digital transportation market, it has realized that logistics companies need ERP solutions that can meet their own needs. Alemdar Kadıoğlu said, “Large companies can use SAP or Oracle, but small companies cannot. Because these softwares are not flexible enough. However, we can always provide improvements that fit the needs of companies. That way we become more attractive.” He is telling.
TIRPORT, which is in operation today with approximately 30 companies and a thousand truck drivers, continues to consolidate itself. It is aimed to bring all 1.5 million trucks in Turkey to this system.