HOW IT ALL STARTED
Founders Giovanni Gubbels and Jeroen Kemp started ChainCargo in September 2018 with the idea of making the transport market more sustainable and more digital.
Thanks to years of experience in the sector, they knew the logistics processes like no other and saw many opportunities. Sustainable working through digitization was, and still is, the driving force. Their main goal was to use available transport capacity and provide visibility. This digital focus ensures smooth collaboration and communication between shippers and carriers.
Shortly after that, Coen van Boxtel joined as a partner, and then the first colleagues followed. They now work with a team of over forty professionals on state-of-the-art solutions to make better use of the current capacity and create transparency within the logistics.
CHAIN CARGO AT A GLANCE
Hiring first employees
Coen joins as a partner
Launching the ChainCargo platform and app in the Benelux
The first shipment via the platform
Seed investment of €400,000 from BOM Brabant Ventures
ChainCargo 2.0 goes live
Expansion to Budapest and first employee
Expansion into the European market with FTL services
Seed investment of €520,000 from BOM Brabant Ventures and Rabobank Region Eindhoven
Relocation to a larger office in Eindhoven
Seed investment with €1.75 million from BOM Brabant Ventures
ChainCargo V3.0 goes live
Collaboration with Justdiggit: offsetting CO2 emissions
Strategic partnership with NewCold
Expansion to the USA: opening an office in Chicago