Carrier Connectivity Solutions

Simplify & Standardize Collaboration with Transportation Partners

Quickly add new carriers and eliminate complex onboarding processes to accelerate their time-to-value.

Fast and flexible connectivity to all your carriers

Through carrier connectivity, shippers and logistics service providers can reduce risk, increase efficiency, differentiate customer service and maintain the flow of goods by utilizing a reliable carrier onboarding service to manage carrier communications

Standardized Messaging Formats

From booking to invoice, manage messaging with a single protocol & format

Flexible Connectivity Options

Communicate across API, EDI and web portals/apps with universal standards

Reusable Carrier Connections

Save time by reusing carrier connections across different modes and services

Real-time Status & Document Sharing

Address latent data, improve accuracy, and easily share digital documents.

Single System of

Unify and improve historical records by communicating from a single portal

Integrate with Existing Solutions​

Augment existing TMS, Visibility, ERP or WMS connectivity

Grow your business with the benefits of carrier connectivity:

  • Enhance in-transit visibility
  • Unify transportation processes
  • Reduce supply chain latency
  • Reduce labor costs
  • Improve data quality
  • Reduce internal IT workload

Protocols supported:

  • REST API / Web Services
  • SOAP
  • HTTPs
  • AS2 / AS4
  • sFTP / FTPs

Proven results for a more resilient supply chain

"We’re pleased to be able to help carriers in C.H. Robinson’s North American freight network deliver important information on their shipments”


General Manager, Transportation Management, Descartes


A single integration point to 200,000+ companies provides a competitive edge

Our carrier connect solution provides access to the largest global multimodal network of carriers via Descartes' Global Logistics Network (GLN). We connect hundreds of thousands of companies in logistics, transportation, manufacturing, distribution, government and e-commerce in more than 160 countries.

Improve customer service with unified carrier messaging:

By automating key status and message types with carriers, companies can expect to see major time savings, efficiency gains, and performance improvement across their carrier network.

Sample message types supported:

  • Load Tender / Transport booking
  • Load Tender / Booking Response
  • Ocean Booking request and response
  • Shipping Instruction
  • Verified Gross Mass (VERMAS)
  • Transport Status
  • Transportation Invoice / Rated Bill of Lading
  • Functional Acknowledgement
  • Electronic proof-of-delivery (ePOD)
  • PDF documents

Interested in sustainability & CO2 emission reduction?

Descartes carrier connectivity provides you the data required to calculate CO2 emissions, and helps reduce the use of paper documents by enabling paperless processes.

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