Exfreight, a turn-key logistics provider that uses the latest technology to bridge the markets of the world and a pioneer in the digital freight industy, having created the first fully digital door to door freight rating and booking TMS in 2008, has been awarded with a US patent for a particular method of selecting multiple independent freight carriers to provide a cohesive international shipping service with real time price quotes. It can be described as one of the first patents for digital freight forwarding.
As the Abstract of the official US patent states:
“A method process of online rating for international import and export shipments. The rating combines multiple carriers together in order to provide one cohesive international service. The consumer can obtain a door to port or door to door rate when employing a pickup carrier such as a trucking company, and an airline or ocean carrier as well as a destination delivery company. The method provides real time monetary rate costs based upon the closest terminal and determines which terminal to terminal rate to use for the air for ocean portion as well as providing a pickup rate for that service. The process further estimates the multiple ocean and air rate costs from various vendors associated with a shipment and stores these rate costs through a database to be used at a later date for verification.”
ExFreight was established in 2006 with its head office in Miami, USA. Presently Exfreight employs 40 employees globally. It’s a fully accredited IATA-CNS member as well as TSA certified and holds an NVOCC license with the FMC. Offering a full range of services for both Forwarders, Direct shippers, and Freight Marketplaces, ExFreight services over 150 countries globally on a door to door and door to port basis. It offers several different integration options for access to services and rates. It has an API for Rating, Booking, Tracking and Services include: LTL-Groupage Trucking (USA, Canada, Germany, Netherlands, Belgium, France, Italy, Spain, U.K) AirFreight, LCL Ocean Freight, FCL Ocean Freight, DAP and DDU services available.