Finding the most economical and efficient way to store and move things can be a lot work. Kind of like when you’re grocery shopping and you try to fit all of your goods into 3 or 4 bags so you only have to make one trip into the house, which I do. Every. Single. Time. Because let’s face it, fewer bags are easier to handle and it’s more convenient.
A more efficient way to book bulk freight? I wish. That’s the mindset of most bulk freight shippers out there. But there is a light at the end of the barge … er, I mean tunnel. And that light comes with the name of Basin Commerce.
Basin Commerce, a new data startup and e-commerce platform that launched in 2016, promises to do for barges and commodities in need of shipment what Uber has done for drivers and passengers: get them together in the most efficient and cost-effective manner.