KLog.co (KLog) has become the first digital freight forwarder to join TradeLens in Latin America has it looks to improve trade and supply chain visibility in the region.
In a statement, KLog’s digital platform already provides “timely end-to-end supply chain visibility and secured sharing of digital shipping documents”, which will be complemented by the global scope of TradeLens and integration of additional date to enhance its digital tool kit.
The data capture from application programming interfaces (APIs) directly from TradeLens will help improve efficiency, decrease operational costs and advance KLog’s goal of opening up international trade to all companies in Latin America.
Janan Knust, Founder & CEO, KLog, described the company as “pioneers in developing integrations” with vital partners in the logistics industry.
“We are excited to join with TradeLens and its shared goal of democratizing trade for all.
“Our logistics platform aims to be intuitive and simple, centralizing and ordering information, tracking shipments, incorporating alerts to avoid extra costs and creating the ability to automate workflows.
“Real-time insight into logistics data is critical. It’s no use if an update comes through days or even hours after an event has occurred, especially when we consider clients expectations for speed of information and desire for knowing where their cargo is at all times”.
TradeLens is already directly integrated with five ocean terminals and four inland depots in Chile, plus an additional 23 terminals and 10 inland depts in Latin America.
Trucking integration has started with coverage in four countries in the region. A single API integration with TradeLens allows freight forwarders and beneficial cargo owners (BCO) to access end-to-end supply chain data, leading to improved planning data analysis and ultimately better customer service.
Mike White, CEO, GTD Solution, commented, “Combine this with a Latin American ecosystem that has developed substantially since TradeLens was launched, and you have an environment where companies can simplify their international trade experience with increased transparency and access to data through strong local partners.”