At Damco, we are proud to launch the first ever logistics app for all major mobile platforms; iPhone/iPad, Android and Blackberry. This new app is aimed at providing you a fast and simple way to review the status of your freight services from Damco.
Damco is the first logistic provider in the industry to offer its customers apps on all important mobile platforms and the launch is part of óur overall effort to prepare for a future where more business processes will need to be efficiently supported on smartphones and tablets.
“The proliferation of mobile devices is making it economical and scalable to reach customers with apps. During recent years tremendous advances have been made, not only in the capabilities of the devices, but also in their ease of use,” says Mark Scotland, Chief Information Officer at Damco. “As a result the screens and functionality of the devices are more than sufficient to offer our customers mobile access to the applications they access via our standard platforms today.”
“Even entry-level smartphones will be capable of running business apps over the next years, especially in developing countries. We need to meet customers on these platforms and not only focus on targeting the conventional stationary PC, which is what the logistics industry has done traditionally,” says Mark Scotland.
First step of a larger journey
The Damco tracking app, made available for iPhone/iPad, Android and Blackberry, will make it possible to track shipments quickly using a device that is available at all times instead of being tied down by a normal PC. In industries where secure and constant delivery of goods are essential; this flexibility is valuable.
Initially the Damco app will offer tracking of ocean freight shipments, and the plan is to expand the functionality with airfreight tracking and provide mobile access to a number of the key customer facing applications that are currently accessed by customers using myDamco; a portal on www.damco.com where customers can fulfill all of their booking, reporting, tracking and document handling requirements in one easy-to-manage location.
How to install the Damco app
Android: Search for "Damco" in the Android Market from you Android smartphone. Or go to the Android Market with the browser on your Android smartphone
iPhone: Search for "Damco" in the AppStore from you iPhone.
BlackBerry: Search for "Damco" in the App World on your BlackBerry. Or go to the App World with the browser on you BlackBerry.
You can also scan the relevant barcodes to your right with your smartphone to download the app directly (requires you have installed a barcode scanner application in your smartphone).