An online logistics marketplace that connects shippers and carriers to ship cargo.
Logistics in Mozambique and south- and central Africa are mainly hindered by poor communication, scarcity of information and lack of accountability. As result, the region faces exceptionally high logistics costs, resulting in fertilizers often costing three times more than in the US, while perishable agriculture commodities and medicines expire on the field or in warehouses. Logistics being part of any business, our beneficiaries are all companies with a focus on small farmers and transporters.
Appload's digital linking platform allows data collection and real-time sharing, secure payments and a system of trip monitoring and customer reviews. This allows supply and demand to meet efficiently, thus optimizing trucks and shipping goods in time, while building trust within the market. In particular, this allows Appload to help fill empty trucks on return trips, at a discounted rate for customers that especially need it.
Claire is a transport engineer, Harvard graduate, with more than 10 years of experience. Frederico is a 2nd time co-founder, Mozambican entrepreneur, graduated at the IMM Graduate School of Marketing in CapeTown. Catherine is a Cambridge graduate with over 10 years of experience advising investments in Africa.