The volume of grain transportation by trucks carried out through Digital Logistics Platform Smartseeds (part of Demetra-Holding) exceeded 1 million tons in 2022, which is twice as much as in 2021.
The number of freight carriers (individual entrepreneurs and logistics companies) registered on the platform increased by 20% from 10,000 in 2021 to 12,000 in 2022. The number of registered customers (agricultural producers, exporters and grain traders) increased by 2.5 times.
Digital channels of interaction with agricultural producers and freight carriers showed significant growth in 2022. The number of visitors to smartseeds.ru has tripled from 60,000 to 200,000 for the past year. Smartseeds' iOS and Android apps for freight carriers have been downloaded more than 8,000 times. Now more than 98% of freight carriers use the Smartseeds queue management system through the mobile app.
The platform continues to increase the volume of orders and the base of customers and contractors due to the constant expansion of its functionality and implementation of relevant services for customers and freight carriers. In 2022, the platform implemented integration with customers' ERP systems to simplify the process of publishing and editing applications and introduced a freight forwarding service and a service for transportation of crops during the harvesting campaign.
Anton Kondratov, Director of Smartseeds:
'The agricultural transportation market needs a digital transformation that will help agricultural producers to simplify their approach to doing business and increase its efficiency. The Smartseeds platform helps companies to optimize their time and resources spent on logistics. Customers get direct access to a large base of freight carriers and can dispatch large volumes of agricultural cargo 24/7, and freight carriers are always provided with profitable work with guaranteed payment. Digitalization removes many of the obstacles faced by market participants and helps companies to build trusting relationships, increase the transparency of logistics chains and improve business efficiency.'
In total, more than 3.5 million tons of agricultural cargo have been transported through Smartseeds since the launch of the platform in 2017. Smartseeds operates in 17 regions of Russia: Belgorod Region, Bryansk Region, Volgograd Region, Voronezh Region, Kaluga Region, Krasnodar Krai, Lipetsk Region, Penza Region, Republic of Adygea, Republic of Kalmykia, Karachay-Cherkess Republic, Rostov Region, Ryazan Region, Saratov Region, Stavropol Krai, Tambov Region, Tula Region.