Israel-born entrepreneur Avishai Trabelsi managed his family company in road transport before he headed to Amsterdam to start Quicargo. This startup developed an online marketplace for the empty space in trucks. Quicargo just completed its test-phase and went live since this month. By 2019, the Amsterdam-based startup wants to prevent 70.000 trucks to ride empty, which saves 4.600.000 kilo of CO2 emission.
Ambitions for the environment
Quicargo hopes to reduce empty loading space in the Benelux by 3% in three year’s time. In the domestic transport, 30% of the loading space isn’t used, at an international level, that’s 25%. Quicargo believes it can prevent 70.000 empty truck riders in 2019, which equals 4.600.000 kg kilogram of CO2 emission. That’s more CO2 emission than that of 700 households. By preventing empty truck rides, Quicargo also has the potential to help against traffic jams. To be more precise: to prevent 500 kilometers of traffic jams.