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Freightera showcased in 2018 G7 Summit edition of CLIMATE CHANGE – the New Economy (CCTNE)

May 29, 2018

Freightera CEO Eric Beckwitt’s article about how Canada can lead in greening global freight transportation was just published in the La Malbaie, Quebec G7 Summit edition of CLIMATE CHANGE – the New Economy (CCTNE).

CLIMATE CHANGE – the New Economy is the leading climate change publication supporting the G7 2018 Summit. In the publisher’s words, it’s “brimming with bold leadership from some of the world´s top innovators and visionaries”. In it you will find how leaders and experts are addressing the challenges and identifying innovative solutions for cleaning the oceans, how cities should be leading the energy transition, and, in the case of Freightera, how we can accelerate the transition to low emission freight shipping.

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Interview with Freightera Co-founder Zhenya Beck in Total Prestige Magazine

May 18, 2018

Turn on a national news broadcast today, and you are bound to see a story about climate change, transport emissions or pollution. These are topics that aren’t going away, rather they are becoming more important.

Eric Beckwitt and Zhenya Beck wanted to do something about the growing air pollution problems and decided one way to help remedy the situation was to address the logistics arena. They founded a revolutionary technology startup called Freightera. The platform allows companies to find the best rates for shipping their products across North America. But not only are the rates low, Freightera offers businesses the chance to choose low emission shipping options that lessen the impact of pollution on the Earth.

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Entrepreneur Magazine features Freightera in the article about purpose-driven business

May 11, 2018

Entrepreneur Magazine just featured Freightera and Eric Beckwitt in the article “Why All Businesses Can Benefit from a Guiding Social or Environmental Purpose”. The conversation about how purpose-driven business is not just an idealistic venture, but a good business continues.

“It is far too late, in terms of climate change, air and water pollution, and fundamental inequality, for business to be organized purely for profit,” CEO Eric Beckwitt said in an interview, explaining his company’s stance. “Businesses, especially large firms, are superbly positioned to rapidly improve social and environmental conditions, and reduce emissions to prevent climate change. It is time for businesses to lead.”

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Freightera Marketplace Books 10,000th Shipment, Goes Live with CN Rail

Freightera, “Expedia for Freight”, celebrates its 10,000th shipment, on target to achieve best LTL inventory in the US and Canada.

Vancouver, BC May 1, 2018

Freightera, North America’s rapidly growing online freight marketplace, celebrated its 4th birthday today as it booked over 10,000 shipments. This marks a period of expansion for Freightera, including going live with rates from Canadian National, the second Class 1 railroad Freightera has made available through its online quoting and booking platform.

Freightera has emerged as the leading source of instant less than truckload (LTL) freight quotes for the Canadian, cross-border and US markets. “Based on our research, we have 5 times more transport companies per lane than anyone else in Canada, noted Freightera Founder and CEO Eric Beckwitt, “and our US and cross-border coverage is even more extensive and growing fast.”

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Freightera invited to speak at the Surface Transportation Summit in Toronto

March 2, 2018

Eric Beckwitt, Freightera CEO has just been invited to speak on the freight brokerage industry at the annual Surface Transportation Summit in Toronto. Past speakers at the Summit include representatives from RBC Capital Markets, ScotiaBank, Volvo, Daimler, Canadian Pacific, Canadian National and many others. We are among 4 panel members representing the freight brokerage and freight management sector of the transportation industry.

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Freightera’s collaboration with SmartWay featured in Truck News magazine

February 15, 2018

TruckNews just featured Freightera and our collaboration with the SmartWay Transportation Partnership managed by Natural Resources Canada. SmartWay chose Freightera to feature certified carriers in Canada, companies that lead in optimizing their fuel efficiency and greening the supply chain. We started to work with them about a year ago with great results.

SmartWay initially approached us asking to put a tag on those partner carriers working with Freightera so shippers could see the fleets who are dedicated to lower emissions and being environmentally friendly.

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How Freightera Got It’s Green Freight Mission – Interview from COP23 Climate Change Conference

November 18, 2017

How Freightera got it’s green freight mission. Leena ElDeeb, journalist from Progrss interviewed Eric Beckwitt and Zhenya Beck at the COP23 Climate Change conference in Bonn, Germany.

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Freightera Featured in Inc. Magazine Among Socially Responsible Companies, Wins 2017 W3 Design Award!

October 30, 2017

Many exciting news for Freightera friends! In case you missed it, earlier this month we were featured among socially responsible companies in Inc. Magazine. “How to Ship Freight  Responsively” is the message that got us their attention, and in just a few days we’ll be taking it to the COP23 Climate Change conference in Bonn, Germany.

In the 6-17 November COP23 event Freightera will continue to promote our green freight vision and meet with the organizations, corporate partners and government officials working on solutions to lower emissions from transportation.

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Freightera's New Redesign Takes Instant Online Freight Quotes to the Next Level

Canadian startup Freightera released its breakthrough redesign. Shippers can now get instant freight quotes without creating accounts.

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Sept. 7, 2017

Just in time for the busy fall shipping season, the Canadian startup serving businesses with instant freight quotes and online bookings unveiled its break-through redesign. Freightera users can now get live instant quotes without creating accounts. The new site for the first time offers quotes and booking on mobile devices. Freightera also opened the first lanes automating refrigerated less than truckload and full truckload freight.

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Transport News INTL has just selected Freightera as “Best Online Freight Marketplace – North America” in their Logistics, Warehouse & Supply Chain Awards 2017!

June 29, 2017

Transport News INTL has just selected Freightera as “Best Online Freight Marketplace – North America” in their Logistics, Warehouse & Supply Chain Awards 2017!

Freightera is an award winning online freight marketplace automating freight shipping and increasing operating margins for carriers and B2B freight shippers. We caught up with Eric Beckwitt to find out more.

Freightera creates partnerships and systems and promotes new technologies that allow business to find the best price and lowest emission transportation options. Over 4,200 manufacturers, distributors and wholesalers in the US and Canada use Freightera for 24/7 online access to billions of all-inclusive freight rates and instant freight booking. As such the firm needs to offer the very highest standards of service and support, as Eric emphasises.

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Freightera wins Plug and Play Logistics Accelerator selection

June 19, 2017

Plug and Play Ventures renown Silicon Valley venture fund has selected Freightera as winner for their “world’s largest” accelerator program placement. We were invited to present at a private event on June 8th with their Supply Chain & Logistics partners. They are best known for working with Paypal and Dropbox.

Freightera vision was presented by CEO Eric Beckwitt. In his 4-minute speech Eric integrated Freightera’s goals to create unified global marketplace for freight and to sharply reduce both shipping costs and emissions from freight transport.

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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.

For more information, please read the full article.
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Big Disruption in the Freight Industry On the Way...

December 1, 2016

Traditional freight forwarders and logistics companies don’t want disruptive technologies in their industry – because it’s disruptive!

They think the industry is fine the way it is - after all, the big guys define the market, call the shots and make all the money while regional carriers and others try to compete.

Investopedia describes Disruptive Technologies as “a technology that significantly alters the way that’s businesses operate. A disruptive technology may force companies to alter the way they approach their business, risk losing market share or risk becoming irrelevant.

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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

Freightera.com just expanded its shipping coverage to all Canada, including inbound and outbound coverage to US destinations

Vancouver, BC April 27, 2015

Freightera.com 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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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

Vancouver, BC June 5, 2014

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

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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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