Kobo360 Launches New Global Logistics App



Emma Okonji

Kobo360, the African technology logistics platform has launched a new app built to boost speed and efficiency in the transportation market. Developed to ensure transparency is at the core of the platform, with a suite of unique product features, the app has been on for three months, seeing over 1,800 downloads with over 10,000 drivers expected to migrate over to the new platform in the coming weeks.

Focused on simplifying processes between truck drivers, cargo owners and recipients, as well as bringing enhanced transparency to the bidding and procurement of trips, the app was unveiled at Kobo360’s launch event in Lagos and attended by key stakeholders and tech influencers in the Nigerian tech scene.

The Kobo app, an intelligent logistics application is available on Android for both drivers and customers, and includes the following innovative features;

First-of-its-kind bidding tools for drivers and customers to assess the price of a trip before selection, such a unique product feature has not been found on any other transportation app in the world.

The app comes with digitised way bills with automated invoices after completed trips; Real-time visibility on cargo and trucks as well as enhanced reporting and analytics; and Customised dashboard and multi-language functions to facilitate intra-African trade.

Speaking at the launch the CEO, Kobo360, Obi Ozor said: “The Kobo App has been built to make the business of doing business, easier, faster, more efficient for our customers. We partner with trusted shippers and carriers to handle their most important and immediate FTL freight needs and this app will wrap the entire process in secure, innovative and world-class technology this is not found anywhere else in the world.”

Head of Tech at Kobo360, Tosin Adesipe, while presenting the features of the Kobo360 App, said: “Business on the continent is powered by mobile, especially logistics, where the cargo is literally on the move; our clients and drivers are too. We have spent months building and refining the Kobo App with the specific needs of our customers and drivers central to our design process. Our job is to ensure that they are able to execute their business requirements quickly, securely and on-budget. This new app, and the product features that we have developed, are the very best piece of apparatus to enable them to move cargo around the continent”.

The launch of the app is the latest in a line of recent successes for the company. Kobo360 was recently named “Disrupter of the Year” at the Africa CEO Forum awards, and have expanded into Togo, Ghana and Kenya. To date, Kobo360 has moved over 260m KG of goods, serviced over 1,339 businesses and has aggregated a fleet of over 10,000. “The new app can be downloaded from the Google Play Store” Adesipe said.

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