Moving out, re-locating or just looking to ship goods for your business well then PiknShip is the startup you need to know about.
An online aggregator of truckers the startup helps shippers connect with plethora of trucking companies that are looking for business.
‘43% of trucks on the roads are running empty’ said the startups founder, Mr Chaitanya Samprajan.
‘Our platform also allows truckers to manage their fleet while simultaneously matching them with orders from shippers’ said Mr Chaitanya.
It therefore helps truckers better utilize their fleet by assisting them in carrying full loads.
PiknShip transports both industrial and non-industrial shipments and classifies its customers/service into 3 categories: Domestic (i.e. house moving, furniture, cars etc.), freight forwarders and Truckers.
Albeit it doesn’t charge a fee in the first two categories (as listing is free) it is the last category where the startup charges a fee. ‘We charge Truckers a flat subscription fee wherein we have different subscription plans for them’ said the founder.
Truckers can utilize PiknShip’s fleet management system. This APIS (Andhra Pradesh Incubation Society) incubated startup has about 40 trucking companies registered on its platform and claims to have done test runs for 80 customers as of now.
A supply chain management expert himself Mr Chaitanya has worked in many countries and is certified in production and inventory management (CPIM) and is also a certified professional logistician (CPL).
Below is a brief snapshot of the company and founder:
Founder Name: Chaitanya Samprajan
Incubated/Started (Year and City): 2017, Vizag
Industry/Space: Shipping / Logistics
Looking for: Funding
Market of Operation: Pan India and also available in 5 other countries
Claim to Fame: Finalists in Accelerator IC 2 Institute, University of Texas
Aggressive Easy Going Methodical
PTIM (Person that inspires me): Elon Musk. It is his energy levels and his diverse expertise in eclectic fields that amazes and inspires me.