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By Aduragbemi Omiyale A digital freight matching platform that allows cargo owners and other registered users to have access to idle but closely available trucks to fulfil their various business needs has been launched by a Nigerian technology company, Trucks Transit Parks (TTP) Limited. The new digital product called Tafiyah, according to TTP, was designed to serve as an electronic marketplace for truck and cargo owners to conduct their businesses seamlessly.

The Tafiyah app will accelerate the evacuation of cargoes from various locations around Nigeria, including warehouses, markets, product aggregation points, inland container depots, airports and seaports. The mobile application helps to take away the hassles of looking for trucks to evacuate products from any location, eliminates the complex, manual process, and additional cost inherent in working through middlemen provides direct access to TDOs as provided by the cargo owner or agent, and works in connection with the electronic call-up system, Eto app, another product of the firm, for ease of scheduling, batching and movement of trucks in and out of the ports. “Our core at Trucks Transit Parks is to help businesses and partners achieve maximum operational excellence, save time, and increase their revenue.

“Our new digital product, Tafiyah is positioned to do just that. With Tafiyah, businesses looking for trucks to evacuate their cargoes from their preferred locations are seamlessly connected to proximately available empty trucks that can carry out that evacuation,” The Managing Director of TTP, Mr Jama Onwubuariri, stated. Speaking further, he explained that, “Our primary objective is to create a win-win situation for all our stakeholders while ensuring operational efficiency in the sector.”

“With Tafiyah, there will be fewer trucks idling on the road, at parks and other waiting locations, and merchants do not need to look too far to get trucks to convey their products. “Using Tafiyah, with a search on their phones, cargo owners/shippers can find the right type of truck, with the right capacity type, and agree on a preferred delivery date, and preferred destination. “They will also enjoy direct access between cargo owner and transporter to discuss terms and pricing”, Mr Onwubuariri added.

Commenting on the innovation at TTP, Mr Onwubuariri said, “Innovation is the key component of our work at TTP, so we are constantly looking for new ways to improve the experiences of our customers and the overall experience of stakeholders in the maritime sector. “Everything we do as a technology company including the design of our solutions has the customer as the focus. “It is on this basis that we have worked over the past months to develop Tafiyah, an innovative solution that would help businesses in this sector to accomplish more, and we are optimistic that it will open more opportunities for business growth for our customers.”

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