EUROGATE Intermodal (EGIM), a Hamburg-based provider of intermodal transport for maritime containers, and driveMybox, a digital platform for container trucking, are entering into a strategic partnership to further digitise trucking operations in Germany. As part of this cooperation, the new company driveMybox logistics was today founded as an independent company and wholly owned subsidiary of EGIM.
With driveMybox logistics, EGIM is set to advance digital container trucking by connecting market supply and demand in an innovative way, all easily managed online. In the beginning, driveMybox logistics will particularly focus on combined and long-haul transport solutions within Germany. Leveraging digital technology from the existing driveMybox platform and drawing from EGIM’s extensive expertise in maritime container transport, driveMybox logistics is expected to make a significant impact in driving the digital transformation of German container trucking. Christopher Beplat, Managing Director at EGIM, leads driveMybox logistics, supported by both the EGIM team as well as the management team from the driveMybox platform. Moving forward, the driveMybox platform will focus on further technical development as well expanding business worldwide. However, all operational business in Germany will be managed exclusively by driveMybox logistics.
For EGIM, the introduction of driveMybox logistics marks the next step in expanding its portfolio of digital logistics products. Following the successful launch of railMybox as its digital rail transport solution in 2022, the introduction of driveMybox logistics enables EGIM to integrate its rail and truck services to offer customers comprehensive digital intermodal solutions. In addition, EGIM aims to leverage its existing relationships with trucking companies to expand the network of trusted driveMybox carriers in Germany.
“EGIM has a strong history of delivering innovative intermodal solutions, and we are continually evolving our business to provide value today, tomorrow and in the decades ahead,” explains Beplat. “The expansion of our digital logistics portfolio to include trucking was the next logical step for our business. After careful evaluation, the EGIM and driveMybox management teams are convinced forming driveMybox logistics enables us to combine strengths to best digitise trucking operations in Germany and create value along the supply chain.”
Gordon Friza, Co-Founder and CFO at the driveMybox platform, comments: “With this new company, we’re splitting the driveMybox activities in two arms. The core focus of the platform business driveMybox will continue to be the technical development of digital solutions and expanding the usage of the platform globally. Simultaneously, driveMybox logistics is well positioned to operationally advance digital trucking in Germany. With support from EGIM, driveMybox logistics will be able to effectively acquire transport volumes, foster strong collaborations with trucking companies and deliver substantial value to customers in the German market.”