Convoy, Flexport Link Freight-Tech Networks – Fleet management
Two major freight technology logistics startups are linking their networks to provide smooth shipping by land, sea and air, which will give the fleets that work with them access to more loads.
A new partnership between digital freight network provider Convoy and global logistics digital freight forwarder Flexport builds on Flexport’s international customer base and Convoy’s North American carrier network. The partnership will offer shippers an integrated maritime service and a full load service by connecting their respective technology platforms.
With Flexport gaining direct access to the network of Convoy carriers created for inbound shippers, it offers more opportunities to carriers in that network as a transportation provider of choice.
Traditionally, according to Convoy’s announcement, it has been difficult for shippers to track shipments across a patchwork of logistics and digital solution providers, as their freight moves from international endpoints to domestic endpoints such as distribution centers.
Through this partnership, customers will be able to move their goods through international and national transport, all along the Flexport platform. Capturing all communications, data and reports in one place will enable greater operational efficiency, provide customers with an end-to-end view of their supply chain, and help them better understand costs, from purchase order to purchase order. final delivery.
“This partnership represents a shift in the logistics ecosystem, fueled by increased collaboration and visibility, through technology,” said Ryan Petersen, CEO and Founder of Flexport. “We are excited to be working with Convoy to make what has always been a complex and fragmented industry more connected, and in doing so, advance our mission of making shipping easier for everyone. “
Through a phased approach to achieve full system integration, both companies are committed to contributing to the centralized platform. As part of the partnership:
- Flexport has access to Convoy’s extensive carrier network as well as further integration with Convoy’s products and services, allowing Flexport to expand its full-load service offerings and provide visibility to customers once goods reach national ports.
- Convoy will integrate directly with Flexport’s operational dashboard, Transmission, and its network of international customers to further develop its domestic market.
- Shippers will have the ability to book end-to-end loads directly on the Flexport platform, with Convoy powering full load delivery services.
The two technology companies first collaborated in 2018 with Flexport’s adoption of Convoy’s self-service shipper platform for transactional freight. Over time, Convoy has developed dedicated support for Flexport to deploy Convoy technology and services for contract and non-contract freight, both suspended loads and live loads. In turn, Convoy adopted Transmission to communicate with internal operations teams and Flexport customers, providing a seamless experience and end-to-end supply chain visibility.