Freightera CEO Wins Sustainability Award
Freightera CEO wins sustainability award for freight-based digital transformation efforts
SupplyChainDigital.com picked up our recent press release about Freightera CEO Eric Beckwitt’s 2019 Clean50 Award and published a feature article about this news for the supply chain community. Thank you, Supply Chain Digital! This story will help us spread the word about our solution.
The excerpts from the article are below.
“Freightera is a B2B website focused on finding the best deals for shipping, compiling different companies’ quotes in a manner similar to flight and hotel comparison sites.”
“The company’s website states, “It’s difficult for all but the largest companies to negotiate volume discounts on shipping. Freightera levels the playing field.”
“Freightera is preferentially bringing in new carriers that offer the highest quality service, the best price, and lowest emissions for each lane and region, so shippers can continue to reduce emissions as they pay less and improve the bottom line in their operations.
The firm’s press release noted that “Clean50 is one of the most important awards for corporate contribution to environmental sustainability in Canada.”
“Eric Beckwitt and Zhenya Beck, founders of the company, moved their family from California to Vancouver in 2003 and found that their son’s severe asthma relented in response to the significantly cleaner air, though the firm’s press release states that the couple’s dedication to sustainability pre-dates this revelation in their son’s health.
As global freight shipping is one of the most wasteful and pollutant industries, Beckwitt and Beck wanted to transform it into a far less harmful one and focused initially on “filling empty trucks” to make the most of consumed fuel.
The Clean50 award stands as recognition of their ongoing success in working towards a greener and more sustainable industry that will benefit air quality around the world.”
Click here to read more about Freightera’s partnership with SmartWay Canada and its continued efforts of building a green freight marketplace.