Inland Marine Transportation Aggregator Services
There were no examples of aggregator services in the inland marine transportation market, as none was found in the public space. But Settoon Towing, Safmarine, and Ingram Marine Group operate web-based applications that enable potential customers to connect exclusively to their brands.
FleetPoint By Settoon Towing
- Settoon Towing is an American inland marine transportation company.
- The company engaged Envoc to develop a web-based application known as FleetPoint, which enables potential customers to connect with Settoon Towing's services.
- Key features of the web-based application include information diversity across multiple channels, easy navigation, and user-friendly.
E-Business By Safmarine
- Safmarine is an American company that provides robust, reliable inland transportation service.
- The company operates an e-business platform that consists of a shipment app. Its e-business platform ensures online solutions for easier shipping processes.
- Key features of the web-based application include quote requests, online cargo tracking, and verified gross mass (VGM) submissions.
Towline By Ingram Marine Group
- Ingram Marine Group (IMG) has distinguished itself as a leader on America’s inland waterways.
- The company operates a web-based logistics tool known as Towline, which is also available on mobile devices and significant social media platforms.
- Key features of the web-based application include instantaneous cargo location and guaranteed customer satisfaction.
We started our findings by understanding the concept of aggregator services in the inland marine transportation market.
Following our comprehension on this matter, we began our findings by examining the 2019 reviews of the most popular systems in the shipping industry. We had hoped to find web-based applications of aggregator services in the inland marine transportation market. However, we found instead many software and web-based applications that do not suggest aggregated services in the inland marine transportation market.
Secondly, we looked through news hubs and expert platforms in the maritime industry like Riviera Maritime Media and Maritime-Executive, respectively. We had hoped to find any related news on aggregator service providers on platforms such as these because of their specialized niche. Unfortunately, we didn't find anything relevant to our findings. Instead, some news features we stumbled on were partnership deals in the inland marine transportation market.
Lastly, we attempted examining other indirect channels (aggregator services) that companies in the inland marine transportation market likely use to connect with potential customers. To achieve this, we searched through websites of these companies (Settoon Towing, Safmarine, IMG, KirbyCorps, and among others) to determine if they make use of or if there is a reference to any aggregator service. After concise research, we found nothing relevant to any collaboration or partnership with aggregator services. These inland marine companies clearly state on their websites how they operate and boast of their assets and expertise, without acknowledgment of any third party except the customer.
There was also no triangulation of results that could be helpful.
We concluded that there are no aggregator services in the US for the inland marine transportation market.