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Start-up app connects carriers with warehouses
- March 22, 2022
- Steve Rogerson
A mobile app from Chicago start-up Olimp Freight, connects carriers and brokers with on-demand warehouses for cross docking, daily warehousing, pallet reworks and last-kilometre delivery.
It can eliminate time consuming searches and costly delays when freight is rejected.
Carriers, brokers and dispatchers can quickly search Olimp’s nationwide network of warehouses based on their location and services needed, comparing pricing, location and reviews to determine which warehouse best fits their immediate need. Users can select a warehouse to book and pay online in a few clicks.
The company has partnerships with more than 1400 warehouses across the USA and Canada. The warehouses offer no minimum storage requirements and can be scheduled on-demand for as little as one day, storing loads as small as one pallet. Various services can be selected including short-term warehousing, pallet rework, local delivery, cold and frozen storage, food grade storage, hazardous materials storage, and bonded warehouses.
“For a variety of reasons, five to twelve per cent of loads are rejected or delayed at the receiver,” said Igor Volchenko, Olimp Freight founder. “Brokers and truckers lose valuable time looking for a place where they can take the freight. Our mobile app simplifies the search and booking of real-time warehouse services, saving time and money while letting truckers get on to the next job.”
Olimp Freight was established in 2018 by Vlad Gasnikov and Igor Volchenko, two professionals with 25 years of experience working in freight transportation, IT and logistics management. The platform connects shippers and carriers with warehouses that provide cross-docking, short term warehousing, pallet reworks and last-kilometre delivery. Its network of warehouses benefits from increased warehouse use and a digital paperless offering. The company also offers transloading services.