DHL Global Forwarding, the air and ocean freight entity within Deutsche Post DHL, now offers customers a mobile app to track their ocean and air freight shipments.
Among other features, “DGF Cargo Mobile Tracking” shows users their shipping history and the status of their current shipments.
The app provides global access and is available free of charge in the respective app stores for iPhone and iPad, Android, and Blackberry smartphones.
“DGF Cargo Mobile Tracking provides customers the current status of their transports in a very convenient way – in real time and no matter where they currently are. Logistics and warehouse managers also benefit by tracking time sensitive shipments and adapting their planning,” said Ricardo A. Bartra, CIO, DHL Global Forwarding, Americas.
The app offers four functions to the user: seeking shipments, saving search queries, a detailed shipping history of the past six months, and a “location finder” that shows the nearest DHL Global Forwarding office and its contact details.
The search function displays not just the current shipment status; it also allows customers to track further details of the shipment process, such as the shipment’s starting time, current location and estimated time of arrival.
An individual report of the past six months supports users in checking their shipments’ economic efficiency. Finally the “Save Search” function saves pre-defined search queries, such as multi-digit consignment numbers that can be called up again with ease, says the company.
The announcement was made Thursday, July 25.