Freight Management Solutions & Freight Auditing Software for Brokers and Forwarders

Descartes offers end-to-end freight management solutions that provide the convenience of one-stop-shopping to address the most complex of business needs. From multimodal shipment management to freight auditing software, Descartes’ singular focus on the logistics market means that it has the breadth of knowledge required to anticipate the demands that forwarders will face in the future.

The Descartes Advantage:

  • Customer-Focused with a Results-Based Methodology: Customer-focused implementation strategy is based on industry best practices and standardized business processes. Results of phased implementations are validated against predefined, value-based metrics.
  • Focused on Logistics-Intensive Organizations: Core focus is working with companies that have complex transportation-centric operations and/or differentiate themselves through logistics with advanced freight management solutions.
  • Multimodal, Multi-process and Global: The leading commercial logistics network and applications to manage multiple channels (air, ocean, truck, contract carrier and private fleet) and multiple business processes through the same global network.
  • Shipment Lifecycle Management: Ensures the efficient and effective management of the end-to-end shipment process from source throughout the supply chain to the end consumer with ongoing real-time visibility.
  • Advanced Accounting and Analytics: From deep financial insight to performance KPIs, Descartes freight auditing software ensures that forwarders remain profitable.
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Addressing the Multimodal Needs of Freight Forwarders

Descartes’ comprehensive solution gives forwarders a competitive edge and enables them to improve their margins by providing much needed control over the entire shipment process and visibility into the movement of freight.

The Descartes Global Logistics Network™ (Descartes GLN™) is one of the world’s largest collaborative, multimodal networks of transportation providers, shippers and global customs and regulatory agencies. It enables the world’s leading transportation providers, including forwarders, to connect to members of their supply chain and seamlessly and reliably exchange information. Value-added application services offered by Descartes leverage this information to automate, manage and streamline the end-to-end shipment process from source to consumer with ongoing, real-time visibility and control.

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Forwarders & Digitization 

Read part one of our freight forwarders and digitization series on customer-facing enablement 


Customer Success -
E.T.H. Cargo Services

E.T.H. Cargo Services is a total solutions logistics service provider that has successfully expanded its use of Descartes solutions over time on its digitization journey and has continued to modernize freight forwarder operations with Descartes to streamline customs compliance, security filings, global trade flow analysis, rate management—and back office operations.


Broker & Forwarder Enterprise Systems

Digitize Back Office Operations, Improve Shipment Visibility, and Comply with Customs Regulations 


Transportation & Logistics

Providing Visibility and Control for Every Mode of Transportation

A Digital Customer Experience
Descartes helps to digitize the customer experience by providing a cloud-based solution to book and manage shipments
Activations and Messaging
Direct electronic communication between forwarders, trading partners, carriers, and regulatory agencies
Customs Entries & Security Filings
Ensures regulatory requirements are met for shipments for global customs agencies and security filings
Global Trade Management
From managing duties, taxes, and valuation, Descartes provides the largest array of content solutions for forwarders
Global Price Management
Deliver complete, accurate, and competitive rates while ensuring acceptable margins and keeping labor costs down
Transportation Management
Ensure control over contract carrier-based shipments cross the entire contracted transportation management lifecycle
Multimodal Track and Trace
Use Descartes’ extensive network of transportation and logistics services to real-time visibility into shipment status
Shipment Management
Offer house-branded, value-added supply chain event management services to customers

Interested in learning more about Descartes Transportation & Logistics Solutions?