Logistics is big business.And freight forwarding (export -import) contributes significantly to logistics business.

Having worked with Air India Ltd at its Cargo SBU, I wonder whether are there any companies in world which facilitates export and import business online.This business can be classified into 2-3 ways.First is via air or sea.Second is big shipments (in tons) v/s small shipments (in kgs).While online model would be useful for small shipments as discounts given by airlines is too good in that.

Hindrance of digitising this business is influence of stakeholders like customs and shipper’s export /import division.

VC’s and entrepreneurs in logistics domain may wish to brainstorm on this idea.Contact vikaschandrashah@yahoo.com .