The Internet is the fastest growing marketplace in the world economy and predictions are that the value of e-commerce may rise to £800 billion by 2003.
Christian Salvesen, a major European logistics business employing 16,000 staff and operating 200 sites in eight countries, is well aware of the advantages new technology can bring.
As part of its forward-thinking package it decided it would like to create an on-line service to enable companies who did not have an account with it to move palletised freight the next day.
The web site to deliver this service had to be user-friendly, provide easy, accurate access to Salvesen's distribution network and also maintain the company's exacting standards.
By working in partnership with Quiet Storm Solutions the moveyourpallet.com website has been created, which is proving a huge success for both the company and its customers.
Christian Salvesen has won two technology accolades this year - the Best Use of Internet/E-commerce award in the Motor Transport Awards 2001 and the Technology section in this year's International Freighting Weekly magazine awards. In both cases the judges highlighted the moveyourpallet™ site.
Users visiting the site can go to the Quick Quote page, enter the total number of pallets, the total weight in kilos, the postcode of collection and the postcode of delivery and they can be given a price online for next day delivery.
Commenting on the site, Graham Cooper of Christian Salvesen said: "Quiet Storm worked closely with our technical staff and business staff to help design and develop an e-commerce website.
"Quiet Storm provided a commitment beyond our expectations - the result: a functional, attractive and user-friendly site that has been recognised by both our customers and through industry awards as being a great success."Back