13. September 2023 | Press release

DPD Germany and InstaFreight: Strategic partnership for all national and Europe-wide additional transports

DPD Germany and InstaFreight, one of the leading digital logistics companies for land transport in Europe, are entering into a strategic partnership. The aim is to further digitalise and optimise the purchasing and management of additional capacity in the DPD full truckload network.


The InstaFreight platform bundles freight space from a total of over 25,000 qualified carriers. In partnership with DPD Germany InstaFreight acts as a cost-neutral Fourth Party Logistics Provider (4PL). In doing so, the company makes its platform and operational know-how available to DPD for the purchase and management of additional transport in the full load network. By using the platform the transport process becomes more transparent and efficient, enabling DPD customers to use transport capacities in the DPD network even more quickly and flexibly. The digital coordination of the haulage companies also simplifies daily work processes and supports resource-saving road freight transport by avoiding empty runs.

In a pilot project lasting around a year in northern Germany DPD has already multiplied its carrier base with InstaFreight, further increasing both the reliability and flexibility of the DPD network. During the freight space search the best offer for the desired route is now selected and the transport order is transferred directly to the respective carrier via the platform. In the pilot phase alone several thousand full load transports were awarded in this way. In the meantime all DPD's national and Europe-wide additional transports are orchestrated via the platform.

"After the successful pilot phase and the Germany-wide rollout we are looking forward to the long-term cooperation with InstaFreight. This will enable us to handle our purchasing and the provision of additional capacity even faster, more transparently and more efficiently in these difficult global economic times,"

explains Simon Nissen, Director Network Planning & Optimisation at DPD Germany.

"Being able to offer an experienced organisation like DPD a variety of benefits in the purchasing and management of transport capacities fills us with pride. DPD Germany is an important anchor customer for us, with whom we have jointly developed and piloted our solution for spot full loads over the past twelve months. This freight cost-neutral 4PL solution will also be available to other shippers in the future,"

says Maximilian Schaefer, Managing Director and Co-Founder of InstaFreight.

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