Tuesday 10 December, 2019

Shipping company looks to quadruple earnings with mobile app

RTA BIZ Shipping and Energy Solutions Limited started by the brother and sister pair of Ryan and Tashana Anderson in 2016. 
 

RTA BIZ Shipping and Energy Solutions Limited started by the brother and sister pair of Ryan and Tashana Anderson in 2016.  

Kingston-based RTA BIZ Shipping and Energy Solutions Limited is looking to quadruple earnings in the coming year, following the roll-out of its upgraded mobile app.

Increased demand for online shopping and courier services during the holiday season will also contribute to the projected earnings. 

The RTA app, which utilises mapping and other technology, enables clients to order and track their packages in real-time.

Managing Director of RTA BIZ Ryan Anderson said the new iteration will also enable customers to make payment.

“We have created a delivery and tracking service. You can see live updates of when your package is being delivered. Every turn made will be relayed by the app,” Anderson said. 

RTA Biz offers air, sea and land freight delivery, making use of warehouse facilities in the mainland US to collect and distribute packages, barrels and equipment of all sizes for clients in Jamaica. 

The company was started by Anderson and his sister Tashana three years ago. 

Ryan, an industrial engineer and a graduate of the Caribbean Maritime University functions as the managing director for RTA Biz, while Tashana serves as the director and operations manager.

Ryan revealed that the company has invested approximately $30 million in the business, since launching in 2016, with a constant focus on improving service levels.

RTA Biz will next year roll out a new service, enabling consumers to make online purchases from local retailers, including supermarkets and have the goods delivered to their homes.

The managing director estimates that investment in that venture will amount to about $10 million, as new vehicles including a truck and motor scooters will be added to their existing fleet. An additional three workers will also be taken on.

“We will be giving you ease and security in everything,” Ryan said.

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