Internet Cross-Border Trade

By PYMNTS The internet has changed almost every facet of daily life, and that’s especially true for international trade. The web has connected buyers and sellers looking to do business around the globe, giving companies the tools and abilities to process most of these transactions. Shannon Scott, director of risk and payments at uShip, believes… Read More

Freight Booking Startups Drawing Rich New Funding

Transfix, Trucker Path and others are generating growing valuations in new funding rounds from venture capital firms ‘ By Robbie Whelan July 25, 2016 12:45 p.m. ET A pack of technology startups seeking to upend the business of booking freight shipments for trucks is drawing rich new funding from investors. Transfix, a New York-based mobile… Read More

If I Knew Then…

In this ongoing series, we ask executives, entrepreneurs and business leaders about mistakes that have shaped their business philosophy.   Nick Parker Chief technology officer , uShip Inc. By Mary Ann Azevedo @bayareawriter   About the company: uShip aims to bring greater automation, transparency and efficiency to freight transportation by moving it online and mobile…. Read More

DB Schenker invests ‘millions’ in digital freight marketplace

Mike King | Thursday, 14 July 2016 Platform will provide web-based load-matching service for 25,000 Schenker-approved European land transport ‘partners’, including carrier reviews, pricing, quote comparisons, ‘and complete transport monitoring’ DB Schenker has signed a five-year partnership agreement for exclusive collaboration in Europe with US-based online freight shipping marketplace uShip to create a platform providing… Read More

Can trucking prosper in a free shipping-minded world?

Jul 14, 2016 by Sean Kilcarr in Trucks at Work The demand for free shipping, especially for e-commerce goods, seems to be placing greater and greater stress on last-mile delivery networks. That was one of the major findings from the 27th annual State of Logistics report, released last month: that “gaps” in infrastructure and “accelerating… Read More

DB Schenker hires uShip to improve freight brokerage

JUNE 30, 2016 BY LEWIS KING In an effort to capitalize more quickly on the rise of e-commerce, DB Schenker has purchased the exclusive European rights to uShip’s transportation management software (TMS), rather than creating its own system. The two companies signed a five-year deal that uShip’s chief marketing officer Dick Metzler explained as a… Read More

uShip Signs Exclusive Contract with DB Schenker to Automate Road Freight

July 04, 2016 Online shipping and freight automation provider uShip has partnered with Germany-based global logistics company DB Schenker to power an online trucking platform launching later this year in Europe. The move helps uShip stand out in an increasingly crowded competitive arena, as high-visibility investors have helped launch so-called “uber of trucking” startups in… Read More

DB Schenker Signs on With uShip Online Freight Platform

The German logistics firm, under pressure to offer convenient freight booking, will use uShip’s technology to pair shippers with trucking companies in Europe By ERICA E. PHILLIPS June 29, 2016 5:28 p.m. ET DB Schenker, one of the world’s largest logistics firms, has hired uShip Inc. to connect shippers with trucking companies online, in the… Read More

The path to visibility: carriers able to share instant tracking, pricing info

Aaron Huff | @AaronHuffCCJ | June 20, 2016 A few years ago, it seemed unrealistic for shippers, third party logistics providers or brokers to expect total visibility from all carriers in their freight networks. Large and mid-size carriers probably had the technology to provide shipment visibility. Small carriers, however, traditionally have lacked onboard computers and… Read More

uShip’s growth shows e-commerce impact on LTL pricing

uShip’s growth shows e-commerce impact on LTL pricing William B. Cassidy, Senior Editor | Jun 15, 2016 10:45AM EDT Two years ago, the idea of an online spot market for less-than-truckload freight seemed innovative but unusual, something that might occasionally be used by carriers and shippers. But that was before Amazon.com beganrewriting the transportation playbook…. Read More