DHL Global Forwarding said Monday it has created a mobile app to allow customers to track their sea and air freight shipments.
DGF Cargo Mobile Tracking shows users their shipping history and the status of their current shipments. The free app is available for iPhone and iPad, Android and Blackberry smartphones.
“The DGF Cargo Mobile Tracking application provides increased visibility to customers, as to the current status of their cargo movements, in real time, no matter where they are,” said Michael Young, global head of marketing and sales for DHL Global Forwarding. “Supply chain managers are often away from their desks and benefit from mobile solutions, which enable them to track time sensitive shipments and adapt their planning, where necessary. In an age of real time information availability, finger-tip convenience is a must for all supply chain professionals.”
The app offers four functions: seeking shipments, saving search queries, a detailed shipping history of the past six months, and a location finder that shows the nearest DHL Global Forwarding office and its contact details.
The search function displays the current shipment status while also allowing customers to track further details of the shipment process, such as the shipment’s starting time, current location and estimated time of arrival. - Eric Johnson