Digital freight forwarder Twill has taken its first customer booking in India, having identified it as a target export country.
Later this year India will also be made an import country on the platform, which was launched in April 2017.
Twill, which is partnered with Damco, is now present in eight countries, and alongside this continuous roll-out the platform is constantly being updated.
Troels Stovring, CEO of Twill stated: “The reason we’ve selected India as our next export country is simple: our customers were asking for it. Damco’s existing footprint in India is huge, and therefore offers us a lot of opportunity.
“[We] have no doubt that including India will enable our customers to get much more value from using Twill.”
Vishal Sharma, CEO India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka at Damco added: “Twill is the future of freight forwarding – we absolutely need something like this in today’s market if we are to come up with a value proposition that makes the whole shipping process easier for our customers.”
Damco employs over 370 people in India across five offices, headquartered in Mumbai.
Twill currently serves full container load, ocean services from port to door, importing from China (including Hong Kong and Taiwan territories), India, Vietnam or Indonesia to the UK, Spain, Poland or the Czech Republic.