Freight forwarders and logistics businesses will be able to try a revolutionary new transport management system at this year’s Multimodal expo in Birmingham.

Although CocoonOPS, from leading software solutions provider CocoonFMS® Ltd, has already been turning heads and winning awards, it’s the first time it will be shown at Multimodal, giving more people the opportunity to see it in action.

The game-changing cloud-based system helps freight forwarders streamline operations, cut costs, boost customer satisfaction and reduce their carbon footprint.
It’s been four years in the making by a team of logistics experts with more than 60 years of combined experience in the sector who were frustrated with outdated and counter-productive processes.

James Blackman, CocoonFMS® Ltd managing partner, said: “We’re really excited to demonstrate our flagship product, CocoonOPS, at this year’s Multimodal expo.

“Feedback from users so far confirms that the system is intuitive and easy to use with little to no training. It can be set up really quickly, it’s literally just plug in and play and doesn’t require intensive training.”

Features of OPS include:
• Real-time tracking of shipments via air, sea, road and rail
• Demurrage and detention cost calculations and alerts
• Configurable workflows and automated tasks
• Document and quotation generation
• Status notification and messaging
• Customer and foreign agents portal
• API marketplace for integration with other commonly used systems
• Invoice management and foreign exchange rates for buying and selling
• Carbon emissions reporting per shipment leg

Since its launch at the end of last year, CocoonOPS has already won one award – Best Freight Forwarding Logistics Software Company in the UK Transport Awards – and been shortlisted for another – Excellence in Technology and Innovation by the Chambers of Commerce.

Attendees to Multimodal can book in for a 10 to 20 minute demonstration to see how the system works in practice.

James, based in the Birmingham area, said: “Multimodal is a great show and we always enjoying attending. This year will be even better as we will be able to demonstrate just how transformative CocoonOPS is for logistics businesses.

“Coming from a global transport firm, it was frustrating to see the lack of technological advancement and the industry’s ongoing dependency on spreadsheet systems.

“This cloud-based system offers the pioneering change the industry desperately needs and it’s great to see momentum is building as more freight forwarders and logistics businesses realise the benefits it has to offer.”

Multimodal is the UK’s leading supply chain conference and logistics expo, bringing shippers, retailers, manufacturers, wholesalers, importers, exporters and suppliers together for three days of exhibitions, demonstrations, networking and awards.

It takes place at the NEC Birmingham from June 11 to June 13.

CocoonOPS demonstration slots can be secured via the CocoonFMS® website.