Shell Malaysia and Ezyhaul announces collaboration to transform the current Malaysian freight market. With experience up to 60 years of global fleet management, Shell provides their expertise in mobility solutions with Ezyhaul’s digital freight capabilities. The goal of the partnership is to build a relationship and strengthen the bond with its customers through learning about their fleet management problems by providing solutions for issues related to safety, maintenance, and fuel consumptions through telematics, mobility services and others.
“The freight industry is relatively analogue, with operations being managed without the use of online platforms. The concept of digitalization is rising and at Shell, we aim to drive the future of mobility to address the various pressure points for both shippers and transporters.“Zain Hak, General Manager, Shell Fleet Solutions Asia.
Currently, issues such as manual booking of shipments, limited real-time visibility on delivery status, lack of reliable and consistent data for analysis and improvement, difficulties to measure, manage and control vendor performance, billing inaccuracies and lack of data integration are some of the common challenges companies are facing when running and outsourced transport operation, are identified. Also included, transporters also face issues such as under capacity and empty backhaul issues.
According to a source, the benefits obtained from Shell and Ezyhaul’s partnerships are as follows:
- Lower the operating expenses for transporters.
- Better credit terms on fuel.
- Opportunities to grow business and better utilize vehicles through jobs via the Ezyhaul platform.
- Greater visibility into fuel consumption.
- Access to customers and transporters around Peninsular Malaysia.
- Digitize transportation and requirements.
- Technology to assist in greater business growth and sustainability.
According to Frost and Sullivan, digital and technology disruption bring a positive change where effective analysis on the analyzed data can help to increase the productivity rate by up to 10-15%, cut fuel expenses by 20 to 25% and reduce the vehicle idle time by 20 to 30%.
“Road freight in South Asia is characterized by fragmentation and high inefficiencies. We are very proud to have gained such a strong global player as Shell as our partner and make our services available to more shippers and transporters across Malaysia.”Raymond Gillon, Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer, Ezyhaul.
As the third-largest economy of ASEAN, Malaysia is well positioned to reap the benefits of the digital revolution. In addition, the nation said to perform well in becoming a logistics hub in the region, encouraging more foreign companies to set up their logistic-base in Malaysia. The partnership is available for India and Thailand. Also, the company plans to expand their collaboration to newer markets in countries like Philippines, Indonesia and beyond, to grow and improve the digital freight market.