Shipper and carrier customers leverage BestTransport’s platform to more efficiently manage numerous shipments each year across North America and Europe. The company offers a full TMS suite of solutions from contract rate management through to load building, shipment execution and freight payment, with extensive capabilities for flatbed transportation moves.

Image removed.Descartes’ strategy is focused on growing and operating the most complete and interoperable global Logistics Technology Platform. Descartes’ Logistics Technology Platform uniquely combines the Global Logistics Network (GLN), a wide range of modular and interoperable logistics applications and the largest community of logistics-intensive companies in the world. The acquisition advances Descartes’ strategic objective to strengthen its global presence and leadership position by:

  • Expands Descartes’ network reach and concentration with metal products manufacturers and the logistics service providers/carriers that serve them;
  • Strengthens Descartes’ Transportation Management application footprint with additional functionality for flatbed transportation moves;
  • Expands Descartes’ community with new commodity and metals finished goods focused shippers and associated flatbed carriers; and
  • Adds incremental truck transactions that will generate additional shipment and capacity content.

Extending Descartes’ Global Logistics Network

Descartes’ GLN is the foundation on which the applications and community are built. The GLN provides community members the flexibility to easily connect and collaborate with global trading partners.  The BestTransport acquisition expands the reach and concentration with metal products manufacturers and the logistics service providers/carriers that serve them.

Enhancing Descartes’ offering of logistics management applications

Descartes’ product strategy is focused on expanding its logistics application functional footprint to provide its customers with the most comprehensive logistics management solutions in the industry.  The BestTransport acquisition strengthens Descartes’ Transportation Management application footprint with additional functionality for flatbed transportation moves.

Growing Descartes’ global multimodal logistics community

Descartes’ logistics community is the largest multimodal network of logistics-intensive companies in the world, with parties using its cloud-based services in over 160 countries. The acquisition expands Descartes’ community with new commodity and metals finished goods focused shippers and associated flat-bed carriers.

Expanding Descartes’ logistics trade data content

Descartes’ leading platform combines regulatory trade data and logistics trade data to improve market research, reduce the risk of transacting with denied or restricted parties, perform shipment classification and valuation to minimize duty spend, and improve shipment planning and execution. The BestTransport acquisition adds incremental truck transactions and carrier relationships that will generate additional shipment and capacity content.

About BestTransport

BestTransport has been connecting shippers and carriers to streamline transportation processes for more than 15 years. Shipper and carrier customers leverage BestTransport’s platform to more efficiently manage numerous shipments each year across North America and Europe. The company offers a full TMS suite of solutions from contract rate management through to load building, shipment execution and freight payment, with extensive capabilities for flatbed transportation moves.  

The acquisition makes BestTransport’s customers members of the Global Logistics Network, the world’s premier global logistics community, facilitating improved performance and productivity of logistics operations around the world. As part of this community, BestTransport’s customers will have access to the Global Logistics Network and additional solutions via Descartes’ Logistics Technology Platform, such as Descartes MacroPoint Visibility and Capacity Matching.

BestTransport’s head office is in Columbus, OH. Visit the BestTransport website at http://www.besttransport.com/.