Success stories

Cargo World Network

Cargo World Network is a global network of freight consolidators who have achieved success through the use of high-quality software development services and seamless integration.


About Cargo World Network Ltd.

Cargo World Network (CWN) is a global network of freight consolidators. Using IT to enable collaboration and integration between the network member companies increases their competitive edge against freight consolidators working in the same market segment. The system provides its customers with a coherent and reliable Less Container Loading (LCL) service through a partnership that extends beyond the daily business, fostering exchange and cooperation to help customers overcome their industrial challenges. Together the network of members covers more than 50 key markets, over 2,000 direct weekly services and are handling more than 5 million CBM annual volumes involving more than 5,000 great individuals employed by the network.

The Problem

Over the last decade, cargo businesses, shipping companies, freight consolidators, freight forwarders, and logistics companies have experienced shrinking profit margins. Competition is fierce and companies are turning to IT to improve efficiency and stay competitive.

Ruben Huber, former Co-President at CWN explains: “Our key issue was to build a portal that brings together the products of all members, their schedules, transit times, rates, etc. For internal uses but also as a sales and service channel for customers.”

“Working with the Manao Software team has been a great experience, they often came up with lean and creative solutions to business challenges and requirements that we threw at them.”

Ruben Huber

Former Co-President (Departed 2017) : Cargo World Network Ltd., Hong Kong.

Technologies Used

The CWN Portal is a modern, cloud-based web application running on the ASP.NET platform. Major technologies and frameworks used include:

  • NET MVC 5
  • Entity Framework 6
  • Command Processor pattern
  • REST/JSON web APIs
  • NUnit
  • Moq
  • AutoMapper
  • Structure Map
  • Microsoft SQL Server
  • Federated login via Facebook, Google, Microsoft
  • Cordova/Phonegap with Ionic

The Results

The Cargo World Network Portal offers many benefits, such as:

  • Track & Trace of Shipments
  • Tariff Rates Management
  • Sailing Schedules Management
  • Single Customer Service Point
  • Reporting and Insights
  • Collaboration and Communication
  • Integration with Business Partners
  • Shipment Booking Management.

Manao Software’s development services improved the performance of Cargo World Network through web app development.

“Manao has been a great facilitator to bring all products together.” – Ruben Huber.

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