Sean Bardon and Joe Lynch discuss the empty container marketplace. Sean is the Co-founder and COO at Qualle, The world’s first empty container marketplace that connects exporters, importers, trucking companies, and steamship lines. Using Qualle’s technology, supply chains run more effectively, more efficiently, and less greenhouse gases are released into the atmosphere.
About Sean Bardon
Sean Bardon is the Co-founder and COO at Qualle, The world’s first empty container marketplace truckers actually use. Sean is a bilingual start-up veteran who’s worked in China with the Beijing Silicon Valley Group, leading the logistical planning of multiple joint ventures. After gaining vital international experience in manufacturing and transpacific shipping, he took on a variety of roles back in the U.S. managing freight and drayage trucking operations for enterprise clients like Amazon, Samsung, and Apple. Sean earned a bachelor degrees in Chinese Studies and International Business at University at Albany, SUNY and completed post graduate studies in Chinese at Princeton and Beijing Normal University.
Since launching in May 2022, Qualle has quickly built up a substantial trucker base that spans from the LA and Long Beach ports to New York, New Jersey, Savannah, Houston, and Memphis ports. Truckers can use Qualle to manage and request street turns with multiple steamship lines at the click of a button. They can also access additional empty equipment or offer up their surplus equipment in a documented and secure place, the empty container marketplace. This saves them a lot of time and money running their operations. With this marketplace, Qualle has become the leading empty container management platform that connects truckers, exporters, importers, and steamship lines. The team at Qualle aim to streamline the traditionally fragmented drayage space by connecting and sharing more data between these stakeholders with the end goal of keeping containers moving.
Key Takeaways: The Empty Container Marketplace
- Sean Bardon is the Co-founder and COO at Qualle, The world’s first empty container marketplace truckers actually use.
- In the podcast interview, Sean and Joe discuss the empty container marketplace and the importance of efficiency, visibility, and sustainability when moving shipping containers.
- Sean, the Qualle team, and major steamship lines have collaborated to develop an empty container marketplace powered by Qualle’s technology.
- Shipping containers are the building blocks of the supply chain, yet we don’t do a great job managing those containers.
- The poor management of containers drives extra costs, wasted time, empty miles for trucking companies, and excess pollution.
- By connecting the four major stakeholders in drayage, Qualle is helps to the container moving:
- Exporters gain access to more capacity and equipment.
- Steamship lines improve container velocity through flexible connected transactions.
- Trucking Companies are able secure the container equipment they need.
- Importers free up yard space and reduce their overall costs.
- Using Qualle’s technology, supply chains run more effectively, more efficiently, and less greenhouse gases are released into the atmosphere.
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