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Freightera to Build North America’s First Low Emission Freight Marketplace

Freightera to Build North America’s First Low Emission Freight Marketplace, Partners with SmartWay to Showcase Certified Carriers.

Vancouver, BC May 4, 2017

Freightera Logistics Inc. has partnered with Natural Resources Canada’s SmartWay program in an initiative to reduce fuel costs and emissions from freight transportation. Freightera’s Go Green option now allows shippers to choose freight quotes by lower emission, in addition to price and shipping time.

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Flash forward 10 years: What would green, sustainable freight transportation look like

Freightera continues to build the freight transportation marketplace with a mission to transform the whole industry, releases the Green Future of Freight infographic.

Vancouver, BC January 31, 2017

Vancouver, BC Jan 30, 2017. Freightera, the Expedia-like freight shipping marketplace, continues to work on its mission to transform freight transportation from a large polluter to clean and sustainable industry. Freightera customers will soon be able to choose their freight carriers not just by traditional and mission-critical price and shipping time, but by lower emission option as well. Freightera is making partnerships to feature lower emission carriers and all major North American rail companies in its platform. Rail is currently the least polluting option for long haul freight.

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Freightera Raises $2.1M in Private Equity

Disrupting the traditional VC approach, startups like Freightera are working directly with high net worth individuals and private equity, opening up a vast new market for funding early stage companies.

Vancouver, BC July 14, 2016

Freightera, North America's Online Freight Marketplace, just completed their latest round, bringing the total raised to $2.1M with $3-5M more expected from the same sources in 2016.

Freightera’s investors include Canadian exempt market private equity firms Robson Capital, Ted Snider Financial, and Silicon Valley and Silicon Beach angels, including some of the first backers of Facebook and Twitter. Investors are excited by the velocity of the two-year-old startup, with revenue growing about 300% per year, and its mission to automate and integrate the global transportation industry while dramatically reducing air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions from the sector.

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Freightera Wins 2016 Technology Impact Award

Freightera's transformative online freight platform recognized with prestigious Excellence in Product Innovation 2016 Technology Impact Award (TIA) from the BC Tech Association.

Vancouver, BC June 10, 2016

Freightera just received the 2016 Technology Impact Award (TIA) for Excellence in Product Innovation from the BC Tech Association. The Technology Impact Awards is the most prestigious event recognizing excellence and innovation in the BC technology community. "The 2016 TIAs finalists and winners all demonstrate the vast potential for BC Tech and our opportunity to be among the leading tech ecosystems on a global scale," said BC Tech President and CEO, Bill Tam.

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Freightera Brings Online 2.5 Billion Freight Lanes Serving 20,000+ Towns and Cities in Canada and US with Instant All-Inclusive Rates from Hundreds of Trucking Companies

Flying under the VC radar, stealth Canadian freight automation startup Freightera expands coverage to most Canadian and US communities, now serving 2.5 billion LTL, truckload and rail lanes to over 1,000 industrial shippers, with ambitious plans to reduce emissions from trucking and to unify the disjointed transportation industry.

Vancouver, BC November 5, 2015

Freightera, the Vancouver-based online freight marketplace, is gaining momentum, bringing online and automating an average of 140 million lanes per month in Canada, the US and cross-border markets.

Freightera’s rapid growth has been recognized by the BC Technology Industry Association, which selected Freightera for their HyperGrowth accelerator program among the most promising BC tech startups to transform their industries.

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Freightera Celebrates First Year with 1.8 Billion Freight Lanes in Canada and US

North American businesses just got access to vast new online freight rate inventory in Canada, US and US-Canada cross-border transportation markets

Vancouver, BC July 6, 2015

Freightera, North America's online freight marketplace offering business shippers instant fixed-cost quotes from carriers of all sizes and one-click booking, celebrated its first year by doubling inventory to 1.8 billion freight lanes.

“With this expansion we now offer multiple competitive quotes between most communities in Canada and US,” says Freightera's founder and CEO Eric Beckwitt, “Our shippers manage warehouses, distribution centers and manufacturing facilities. They ship to various locations across North America every day, and we give them the ability to ship freight with the ease, speed and convenience of online travel sites. Enter your dimensions and destination and get instant rates with a single click.“

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Freightera Expands Freight Shipping Coverage 5000% to Serve All Canadian and US-Canada Cross-Border Destinations just expanded its shipping coverage to all Canada, including inbound and outbound coverage to US destinations

Vancouver, BC April 27, 2015 freight shipping marketplace, offering instant online quoting and booking for Canadian and US-Canada cross-border markets, just expanded its shipping coverage to all Canada, including inbound and outbound coverage to all US destinations.

“This is a big day for our shippers, who need to ship to different locations each day,” said Eric Beckwitt, CEO of Freightera, “Visualize it like a flight map. Previously we had 10.5 million unique connections between communities. Now we offer over 500 million.

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Freightera partners with J D Factors

Vancouver, BC March 31, 2015

Freightera, the online freight shipping marketplace, has partnered with J D Factors to offer credit to shippers. Shipping immediately and paying at 30 days helps shippers to move goods to their customers faster and easier. J D Factors provides Freightera with invoice factoring, accounts receivable management, and guarantees prompt payment to carriers.

About J D Factors

J D Factors is one of the fastest growing financial firms in North America. Providing invoice factoring and accounts receivable management, J D Factors gives highest level of personal, quality service to clients.

About Freightera

Freightera is a Vancouver-based online freight company offering a simple solution to businesses regularly shipping freight. It allows them to quickly and efficiently find the best rates from North American carriers, and book shipments instantly, online, 24/7.

Canadian Financing Forum features Freightera

Vancouver, BC March 2, 2015

Freightera was featured among innovative high growth technology companies at the Canadian Financing Forum on February 19-20, 2015. Following a well-received pitch, Freightera was invited to present at Angel Forum in Vancouver. 18 select companies present to over 50 investors at Angel Forum in March.

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Freightera featured by Tech Investing News

June 5, 2014

Freightera featured by Tech Investing News at the Canadian Investor Conference in Vancouver on June 1-2.

Eric Beckwitt, CEO, Freightera talking to the press

Source: Freightera CEO Eric Beckwitt Talks Innovative Shipping Networks.

Freightera opens operations in Western Canada

Vancouver, BC May 21, 2014

Freightera, the innovative online marketplace offering real time freight quotes from North American carriers, opened for business in Western Canada. Based in Vancouver, BC, Freightera Logistics Inc. is on a mission to provide a simple online solution for businesses across North America to quickly and easily find the best up-to-the-minute rates from transport carriers.

You book your travel online... how would you like to book your freight shipments online

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