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Flexport announces key executive hire to run its new truckload brokerage unit
May 19, 2023
San Francisco-based freight forwarding and customs brokerage services provider Flexport is taking steps to establish a truck brokerage unit, with the hiring of a well-known executive from Uber Freight. In an internal company memo provided to LM, Flexport CEO Dave Clark said that effective May 22, Bill Driegert will join the company as its EVP, Head of Trucking, reporting directly to Clark.
Flexport announces acquisition of Shopify Logistics
May 4, 2023
In a move geared towards expanding its global services into last mile and e-commerce fulfillment, San Francisco-based freight forwarding and customs brokerage services provider Flexport announced today it has acquired the assets of Shopify Logistics, a subsidiary of a multi-channel commerce platform, Shopify, including Deliverr, a fulfillment technology services provider, which Shopify acquired for $2.1 billion in 2022.
Strategic partnership between NTG and Flexport focuses on supply chain visibility
July 28, 2022
Atlanta-based Nolan Transportation Group (NTG), a provider of non-asset, tech-enabled logistics and brokerage services, and a subsidiary of Transportation Insight, and San Francisco-based freight forwarding and customs brokerage services provider Flexport, said they are collaborating on a strategic partnership focused on integrating their respective technologies, with a focus on “greater visibility across supply chains.”
Flexport heralds opening of new Toronto-based office
September 1, 2021
San Francisco-based freight forwarding and customs brokerage services provider Flexport said this week it is increasing its presence north of the border, for Canadian importers and exporters, with the opening of a new office in Toronto.
New Flexport report takes a deep dive into post-Covid demand shifts
July 9, 2021
Entitled the “Post-Covid Indicator,” Flexport said that this report leverages the company’s copious amount of data related to the movement of merchandise through the global logistics system as input, while not having as much of what it called a lag compared to government data and statistics. And it explained that is methodology based on an analysis of correlations between detailed shipping data and national consumption behavior.
Flexport and Convoy herald a new partnership
June 30, 2021
The companies said that this partnership will mesh Flexport’s international client base and Convoy’s North American carrier network, with a focus on providing shippers with what it called seamless logistics services, as well as expand business capabilities for both Flexport and Convoy.
Flexport launches “proactive” Trade Advisory
February 26, 2020
San Francisco-based freight forwarder, Flexport, today announced the launch of “Trade Advisory,” a service designed to help its domestic shippers identify cost saving opportunities, explore tariff mitigation strategies, minimize operational risk, and implement best practices for trade compliance amid unprecedented global complexity.
Flexport set to help SMBs with capital financed supply chains
July 31, 2019
Flexport Capital recently released a financing solution to help alleviate the working capital constraints caused by the U.S.-China tariffs. According to the company, a suite of trade finance solutions, Flexport Capital helps businesses – especially “fast-growing companies” – keep their capital working for them.
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