Coronavirus Triggers Digital Transformation in Turkey; The 100 Billion Dollar Logistics Sector Is Rapidly Going Digital

The coronavirus continues to permanently change the way we do and manage business on Earth. Many jobs that seem impossible now turn into remote/home manageable.

The digital transformation of the service, which is slower than e-commerce, has accelerated tremendously in these days when social distance is vital. Banking, education, logistics and health are going digital.

The Service Industry Is Digitalizing Fast

It seems that the new digital concepts that have entered our lives will continue to be an organic part of life after the quarantine days: Remote smart management, e-meeting at all levels, contactless logistics operation management, remote interactive smart training, online exams, online customer visits, from the bank’s customer representative’s house. Many services, including online case management, are moving to digital.

E-Commerce is also renewing itself. A new generation of retail management is coming, where people’s consumption behaviors are analyzed with data science methodologies, can be managed smartly from anywhere, and requests can be collected based on location and finalized very quickly with real-time smart deliveries.

Many services that we need in daily life are switching to location-based, real-time supply-demand management, just like UBER logic.

100 Billion USD Turkish Logistics Sector Will Be Digitalized

TIRPORT , the Logistics Technologies Startup, continues to digitize its Logistics Management from end to end, entering 2019 by being selected as one of the “20 Startups to Become a Unicorn” among thousands of Startups in the world finals of Create@Alibaba, the world’s largest Startup competition.

TIRPORT, which is a candidate to digitize the 100 Billion USD Turkish Logistics Industry with its applications supported by smart algorithms, stands out as a unique solution that many SMEs have started to prefer for the uninterrupted execution of logistics in these days when social distance must be maintained with the ongoing Coronavirus Crisis.

In Turkey, where 92% of the transportation is done by highways, more than 450 thousand trucks receive loads per day. 1.2 Million SRC Certified truck drivers get their livelihood from this business. Large and small shipping companies, numbering 8 thousand, and nearly 500 carrier cooperatives are talking in pursuit of freight 24/7.

The coronavirus crisis revealed the sad picture on shipping sites. Truckers are compelled to run after loads at dozens of shipping sites across the country. He can’t take social distancing into account, because every hour he loses to find a burden works against him.

Logistics Management Is Digitalizing End To End With TIRPORT

The Turkish Logistics market has a highly dispersed structure. Turkey’s largest logistics companies do not even have a 0.5% market share in the market. In addition, the self-employment rates are very low. Logistics companies find trucks from the spot at a level of 95% and have them transported. In Turkey, the weight of transportation is actually on the shoulders of individual truckers.

At this point, TIRPORT comes in with the technologies it has developed and gradually put into use for 4.5 years. TIRPORT, which started to make a name for itself in the sector in a short time with its solutions supported by artificial intelligence algorithms, has become one of the most ambitious digital platforms in Europe.

Logistics companies have the power to manage all their operations end-to-end with TIRPORT applications, and to control the trucker portfolio in real-time, location-based, while truckers can be instantly informed about the cargo opportunities close to their location with the TIRPORT Yukcepte application on their mobile phones.

The Covid-19 crisis has hit production all over the world. Industrial production in Turkey also fell by 48% in March. The business volumes of leading logistics companies decreased by up to 50%.

TIRPORT Grew 30% In The Last Month Despite The Crisis

In these days when even the biggest logistics companies in Turkey can transport a maximum of 1,500 trucks per day, TIRPORT increased its business volume by over 30% to 1800 trucks per day in the period between March 15 and April 15, with the high demand from SMEs especially in the spot market. When SMEs could not find suitable trucks with the classical methods they are used to, they started to explore the digital platform TIRPORT. Likewise, truckers quickly became members of TIRPORT. Currently, there are approximately 35 thousand active truckers in TIRPORT.

TIRPORT aims to manage close to 5 thousand transports per day by the end of this year. This figure means that it has reached a volume that is twice that of Turkey’s largest logistics company. The 2023 target of TIRPORT is; To reach a 7% market share in the market, to be able to manage 30 thousand transports per day, to find cargo from 250 thousand truckers in Turkey and to be the number 1 choice for catching a return load while still on the road.

The motto of TIRPORT is very clear and simple: “Find your cargo from your mobile, manage your logistics from your mobile…”