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The corona crisis confronts many companies today with difficult challenges and the current disruptions are enormous. The ongoing spread of the virus is having an increasing impact on logistics. The market is under pressure and highly volatile. Freight rates have started their long-anticipated response. For instance, freight rates for China-US West Coast climbed 12% since last week as China’s manufacturing industry is starting to run at full speed again. Carriers are announcing additional general rate increases for mid-April. 

But the current state of emergency also allows for a few positive insights: Whether scholars and students offer to do the shopping for elderly people, or isolated people in Italy sing together from their balconies – the solidarity between people shows its worth and is currently becoming a reality everywhere. Also we at SHIPSTA want to show our solidarity. We have a responsibility to do our part in helping companies to keep up their logistics in times of the corona crisis. In these highly volatile times it is important to respond to the market developments with the right tools to effectively manage your Spot Business: That’s why we will offer the SHIPSTA Spot Tendering Tool free of charge.


SHIPSTA is offering their Spot Tendering Tool free of charge

Right now, we realize like never before how important and valuable the online world is to us: Thanks to web meetings we can still keep working – now from our home office – and order our daily needs like food, groceries or books and other products online while all stores are closed. So why not tender your freight online?


„We buy our food with our smartphones and in logistics, the world’s largest ecosystem, we still pick up the phone.“

Christian Wilhelm, CEO | Founder of SHIPSTA


Spot Tendering: Find freight space online for your transports fast and at short notice!

The SHIPSTA Spot Tendering Tool offers the possibility of tendering individual freights by land, sea and air at short notice to find the right supplier. You can quickly and easily query the possibilities of the transport market and decide on the appropriate combination of services and costs, selecting the preferred provider with just one click. Especially now, in times of high demand, scarce capacities and fluctuating rates, this increases your chances of obtaining the best offers at short notice.


Benefits of Spot Tendering with SHIPSTA

Get best possible freight and logistics cost for your transports. Compare the freight rates at the touch of a button. Maximize your purchase power with market transparency and get an overview of supply performance & spend management.
Reduce administrative effort and costs: Run your spot tendering online instead of managing various phone calls and emails.

How digital Spot Tendering works:

Nowadays, spot tendering is still very time consuming – phone calls, emails, more phone calls, endless documents.
Do it the SHIPSTA way –
run your spot request online and easily get the best possible price for your planned transports.

Did you know that spot requests for all modes of transport can be handled through the web-based platform SHIPSTA? This will give you the best price for your transport, gaining ultimate transparency and efficiency. Let us explain how it works:

Spot tendering in 3 steps

1. Follow the menu-guided tender setup process and easily add all necessary information for your spot request.
2. Invite trusted suppliers, define timelines, select the lanes to be tendered and share documents with your suppliers.
3. Add the best price quotes per drag and drop to your personal rate cart and award the business to your favourite supplier.





SHIPSTA powers smart logistics procurement with a digital platform that connects shippers and carriers to ensure a frictionless procurement process for spot and contract buying, entirely online. It automates complex tasks, provides unrivalled visibility and supports fast data-driven decision-making. Designed and built by experts in logistics procurement, it is bringing transparency, automation and efficiency to the global logistics industry. It is used by some of the world’s largest companies to respond to market volatility, control freight costs and manage risk. The company was founded in 2015 and is based in Mertert, Luxembourg and Hamburg, Germany.