Rivigo comes up with ‘National Freight Index’ to bring transparency in road freight rates

Rivigo launches National Freight Index

In a bid to transform the logistics sector in India, Rivigo, a tech-enabled logistics company, launched the National Freight Index (NFI) here in Delhi on Thursday.

With this, Rivigo aims to bring transparency to the previously opaque industry. This first-of-its-kind barometer of the road freight market in India is based on a Rivigo rate exchange, which gives a live spot rate on over 7 million lane and vehicle type combinations in the country.

NFI offers an aggregated picture of both live rates and historical trends of spot price movements in the road freight industry. The index is represented in two main forms: In terms of actual freight rates condensed to INR per ton-km and in terms of relative movement with respect to a base month.

“We are excited to announce the successful launch of the National Freight Index. In the existing logistics market structure, there are high inefficiencies due to information asymmetry, which leads to a great loss of value. NFI will enable unrestricted access and sharing of freight rate information. This will bring transparency in the market and propel the logistics sector towards efficiencies and growth.”

– Gazal Kalra, Co-founder, Rivigo

Both the index and the exchange are based on Rivigo’s machine learning and economics powered pricing algorithms, which are continuously improving accuracy. The rates on the exchange and index are computed using millions of data points from historical transactions, current market dynamics, micro market insights and other factors – with the ultimate purpose of giving a fair and precise representation of the state of the spot market in the country.

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