Flexport and Convoy strike long-term supply chain automation partnership

Truck transport container on the road to the port.

Convoy and Flexport have announced a long-term, strategic partnership to bring end-to-end shipment automation across land, sea and air.

The partnership draws on Flexport’s international client base and Convoy’s North American carrier network to provide customers with seamless logistics services while expanding business capabilities for both companies through a new shared data exchange that seamlessly integrates shipments across both platforms, a statement said.

Traditionally, it’s been a challenge for shippers to track shipments across a patchwork of logistics providers and digital solutions, as their freight moves from international to domestic endpoints.

Through this partnership, the parties said, customers will be able to move their goods via international and domestic transportation, all through the Flexport Platform.

Capturing all communication, data and reporting in one place will yield greater operational efficiencies, provide customers with an end-to-end view of their supply chain, and help them better understand total landed cost from purchase order to inception to final delivery.

With comprehensive knowledge of their supply chain spend, customers can make more informed and dynamic decisions to ensure their freight gets to where it needs to be as efficiently, and with as much flexibility, as possible. 

Ryan Petersen, CEO and Founder of Flexport, said, “This partnership represents a shift in the logistics ecosystem, fueled by an increase in collaboration and visibility, thanks to technology.

“We’re thrilled to work with Convoy to make what has historically been a complex, fragmented industry more connected and in doing so, progress in our mission to make shipping easier for everyone.” 

Dan Lewis, CEO and Co-Founder of Convoy, added, “This partnership creates a more seamless experience for shippers, and advances a vision long-shared by Convoy and Flexport that technology will create efficiencies and bring flexibility to the supply chain.” 

Through a multi-phased approach to achieve full system integration, both companies have committed to contributing to the centralized platform, which will provide competitive and complete end-to-end solutions while reducing friction and improving service delivery. Under the partnership: 

Flexport gains access to Convoy’s broad network of carriers as well as deeper integration with Convoy’s products and services, enabling Flexport to scale its truckload service offerings and provide visibility to clients once goods reach domestic ports. 

Convoy will integrate directly with Flexport’s operational dashboard, Transmission, and its network of international clients to further grow its domestic marketplace. 

Customers will gain the ability to book end-to-end loads directly on the Flexport platform, with Convoy powering truckload delivery services.

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