“COVID-19 has undoubtedly changed our lives
for the foreseeable future, with those who are fortunate to still be employed
now having to adjust to changes such as working from home, managing teams
and completing daily activities remotely,” said Lionel van der Walt,
CEO of Pay Cargo.
industry that until now is still dominated by many manual paper-based processes,
this is no mean feat.
that had the foresight to modernize their systems and processes prior to
the crisis, the adjustment is less painful.
the rest are left scrambling to adjust to this new work environment where
working remotely has become the new norm and face-to-face contact, the handling
of physical items such as files, forms, checks, vouchers, credit cards etc.
by multiple stakeholders has become a significant health threat and therefore
“The most pertinent question of the
day being how long will this disruption continue?
“My sense being that the more time
we spend adjusting and working under these circumstances, the greater
and more lasting the transformational impact of COVID-19 on our industry
and daily lives.
“Some commentators are already predicting
that it will have a similar lasting impact on supply chains and the drive
towards digitalization and online systems as 9/11 had on air travel and
aviation security back in 2001.”
The Fast Track
“The fact that this crisis is proving
to be such a catalyst towards expediting the adoption of a paperless and
connected supply chain, is one of the few silver linings in a world dominated
by doom and gloom.
“The global spread of Covid-19 has
highlighted how inadequate the industry’s payment systems are and
the glaring need for the efficient processing of safer, more secure, faster
and transparent online transactions, is what we are hearing at Pay Cargo.”
Face To Face
Has No Place
“The coronavirus pandemic has confirmed
that handling and processing cash, checks, vouchers and other physical
payment methods such as face-to-face credit card transactions are a health
risk and no longer acceptable; the global pandemic highlights the need
and value of a cash/paper-less society and supply chain.
“Online payments solutions are the
future, both across the shipping industry and our broader society as a
The Way To
“PayCargo’s online payment platform
provides the perfect solution in these challenging times and helps to
keep the cargo flowing securely and seamlessly through the supply chain.
“Since the COVID-19 outbreak we have
seen an increase in interest for our services and stand ready to do what
we can to help the cargo community get through the crisis.
“At the end of the day, online payments
are more efficient, secure and safer for the supply chain, and allow stakeholders
from across the value chain and globe to stay connected and continue work
as usual from home.”
“History has proven that we are a
resilient industry,” Lionel declared, “and I am optimistic
that despite all the present disruption and pain, we will eventually emerge
from the crisis stronger than before.”
On the Line
“PayCargo is here to support you through
this unprecedented crisis:
“As a secure online platform, there
is no need to place yourself, your family, your co-workers or your clients
“Use PayCargo to process payments
from the comfort of your home or other remote location using any connected
device such as your computer, smartphone or tablet.”
Money Wants To Help
“‘We need credit to help manage
our cash flow,’ is a statement we often hear these days,”
“Our sister company, PayCargo
Capital, offers flexible options available to support our business
partners such as 15 or 30 day credit terms, with amounts ranging between
$50k to $2.5 million available.
as a Payer,” Lionel points up, “go to your PayCargo dashboard,
click the FUNDS AVAILABILITY tab and click “Apply for Credit.”
“The process only takes about 5 minutes
to complete the application.
“PayCargo is standing by to answer
any questions or to lean in to support your effort.
“Our team is your team and we are
always there for you and available 24/7 by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-888-250-7778.”
Register For Takeoff
Our invitation to all industry Vendors and
Payers is to register in our system, here.
“If you are a Payer and don’t
see a Vendor that you are paying listed on our platform, talk to us and
we will find the solution, which in this case is as easy as working with
you to get them added to our system,” Lionel said.
“Suggest a Vendor to be added or send
your PayCargo account manager or our customer service team an email and we will work to get this done at no charge,” Lionel said.
Lionel adds that “it should be noted,
that many Payers have also identified the broader value of the PayCargo
system and are now registering as Vendors, using the system to receive
payments. Once again, our customer service team is there to assist any
Payers interested in learning more regarding the benefits of and how they
can use the PayCargo system to receive payments as a Vendor.
“We are here for you!” Lionel
van der Walt proclaimed.
Pay Me My Money Down is performed here
in 1956 in Carnegie Hall New York City by The Weavers an early folk song
group that featured Pete Seeger (left on album cover) as lead singer.
Pete (who lived to be 94, he died in 2014)
retired after Weavers fame and fortune and went to live a rustic life
on the Hudson River north of New York City where he dedicated himself
to saving the Hudson that was very badly polluted.
Parts of the Hudson River Valley today look
much like they did when Henry Hudson sailed up from Manhattan in 1609
looking for an ice-free passage to Asia.
But alas by the 1960s when Pete moved there
the river was near dead.
But unlike Henry Hudson who tried twice
to find his passage, and finally gave up near where Albany, New York is
located today, by the time Pete left us in 2014, the river was on its
way back to life.
We saw Seeger perform one Thanksgiving at
Carnegie Hall with Arlo Guthrie (Alice’s Restaurant) the late song
writer Woodie Guthrie’s (This Land Is Your Land) son.
Seeger was an Ace in all aspects of life.
He was also a great musician and songwriter.
It was Pete that wrote the lyrics to “We
Shall Overcome,” the song so closely associated with the Rev. Martin
Pay Me My Money Down is the music of black
stevedores who worked in the Georgia Sea Islands during the 1800s that
later was adapted by Lydia Parrish.
Arlo BTW, continues performing in Carnegie
every Thanksgiving! (G)