Broker & Forwarder Enterprise Systems

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Buyer's Guide
Learn more about Descartes Advanced Ocean Tracking. Provide customers with status and ETA updates and stream data into Forwarder TMS systems.

Speed Global Services Success Story
Learn how Speed Global Services is automating processes with Descartes

Knowledge Center
What Drives the Cost of Forwarder TMS Software

The John S. James Company Success Story
See how freight forwarder, The John S. James Company, provides added value for customers with Descartes.

Transform inhouse and agent operations by streamlining and optimizing shipment management, customs compliance, accounting, and customer relationship management.

Digital Customer Experience
Enable customers to quote, rate, book, and track shipments on-demand
Shipment Management
Synchronize and streamline global forwarding operations

Customs Compliance
Meet customs declaration and security filing requirements to speed goods across borders
Accounting and Billing
Manage bottom line performance and cashflow across complex forwarding operations
Warehousing and PO Management
Gain better visibility and control of customer inventory and purchase orders
Shipment Portal
Web-based, multimodal, white-labelled customer freight status visibility portal
Better classify goods and help customers reduce duty spend
Denied Party Screening
Reduce the risk of transacting with denied, sanctioned, or restricted parties worldwide
Forwarder TMS
Comprehensive management of your entire forwarding operations
Advanced Ocean Tracking
Achieve end-to-end visibility to nearly all ocean shipments worldwide and automatically update customers
Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ) Management
Manage Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ) and bonded warehouse operations
Digital Rate Management
Provide customer self-service rating and booking with automated processes

Win More Business & Cultivate Long Lasting Relationships

Logistics Service Providers know that providing customers with cost effective and value-added services is the key to competing in a crowded market. Descartes forwarder back-office solution helps LSPs digitize processes to better coordinate shipments, clear customs and create “stickier” client relationships.

The Descartes Difference

With a comprehensive solution set, local support, and 30+ years of experience, Descartes is the industry leader in technology for freight forwarders and customs brokers.


Productivity Improvement

Control of Operations

Labor Savings
"Descartes not only offers an effective solution for integrated brokerage, accounting, and shipment lifecycle management, but also offers the deployment expertise, individualized hands-on training, and localized support required to help us maximize our return on investment.”
— Thomas Kenney, Vice President, CHB, Aetna Forwarding
“Descartes provides us with the technology platform to display innovation, leadership, ensure cargo security, and lead the industry in standards for screening and moving high-value shipments around the world.”
— Tom Belmont, Chief Operating Officer, MNX Global Logistics

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A Customs Brokerage Success Story – Becoming a Cargo Concierge with Help from Descartes

Learn how Descartes helped A Customs Brokerage expand into a 50,000+ square foot warehouse and realize over 25% in increased efficiency and cost reductions.
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Additional Resources

Customer Success
Learn how E.T.H. Cargo digitized operations with Descartes
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Customer Success
Ocean Network Express (ONE) Launches Digital Freight Booking Platform Powered by Descartes Kontainers
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Discover the benefits of the Electronic Air Waybill (eAWB) for freight forwarders.
Knowledge Center
How Descartes can help minimize detention and demurrage charges

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