We are delighted that Cate Hull, CEO of FreightExchange has been listed as a finalist for Excellence in Road Transport as part of the Women in Industry Awards 2017.
FreightExchange is an award-winning startup that is positively disrupting Australia’s freight industry through innovation and technology, Cate has been recognised as someone who has gone above and beyond to improve and positively impact the Australian road transport industry.
The awards ceremony will take place later this month on the 22nd at the Peninsula, Central Pier, Melbourne. Lauren Winterbottom, Awards Facilitator says, “The number of both nominations and finalists has grown from the Awards last year, which is proof of the increasing calibre of women making an impact in their industry”.
“These Awards recognise the achievements of women working in the road transport, mining, engineering and manufacturing industries, and aims to raise the profile of women within the industry, as well as promote and encourage excellence.”
An industry first, FreightExchange was co-founded in 2014 by Cate Hull and Martyn Hann in response to research conducted with hundreds of members of the Australian freight community. The finding from shippers and carriers alike was that it was time-consuming and difficult to manage freight, resulting in significant waste and inefficiency and even empty transport carriers – all of which impacts margins.
“The FreightExchange Team and I continuously strive for excellence at every opportunity and we all have such a genuine passion for the industry”, says Cate. Believing that the concept of inexhaustible resources in business is destructive and that the sharing economy is a key opportunity for us to move towards a more viable future globally.
Empty capacity across the freight industry are reported to be around 30%, already costing the global economy around 400 billion US dollars, a result of an inadequate use of assets.
This is what Cate is tackling head on with FreightExchange.
The Excellence in Road Transport Award, which is sponsored by road transport member organisation, NatRoad, not only highlights the women making a massive impact on the industry but the innovative businesses providing opportunities for waste reduction, cost efficiencies, revenue generation and sustainability to the industry.