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FourKites Acquires Haven, Inc., and Introduces Dynamic Ocean, the Next-Generation, End-to-End Platform for International Ocean Shipment Visibility
Industry-first Dynamic Ocean goes beyond container tracking, introducing international document management workflow, trading partner collaboration, booking support and industry-leading tracking accuracy
| Source: FourKites
CHICAGO , April 07, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — FourKites®, the market leader in real-time supply chain visibility, today announced its acquisition of Haven, Inc., and introduction of Dynamic OceanSM, a next-generation visibility solution that redefines end-to-end management for international ocean shipments. The solution integrates advanced document management capabilities, robust collaboration features and support for bookings, with superior end-to-end real-time tracking. Benefits of Dynamic Ocean include expedited flow of goods through busy ports; significantly reducing detention and demurrage costs; and improved customer satisfaction.
FourKites’ Dynamic Ocean solution builds on technologies gained through its acquisition of Haven, a well-established leader in international ocean shipping, document management and tracking. “Haven is thrilled to bring our team and expertise in SaaS, supply chain and ocean tracking to FourKites, a company that pioneered real-time freight visibility and shares our vision for more automated, collaborative supply chains,” said Brad Klaus, CEO at Haven. “There is nothing like Dynamic Ocean in the market. It is a true game-changer for organizations that ship internationally via ocean.”
Dynamic Ocean covers 99% of global container traffic and more than 750 ports, providing unprecedented visibility into ocean shipments. Comprehensive APIs enable data sharing between Dynamic Ocean and other critical shipper systems including TMS and ERP platforms. Major product capabilities include:
“The documentation requirements, rate management and bookings in international ocean shipping are massive and complex — and when not managed quickly and efficiently, are a major cause of unbudgeted costs and unhappy customers,” said Charlie Cunnion, Vice President, Global Transportation at International Forest Products LLC (IFP). “FourKites’ Dynamic Ocean solution will be a game-changer for IFP. It will further distinguish us from our competition by enabling us to provide customers with transparent shipping schedules and timely documentation, while also providing near real-time visibility into order statuses. This platform mitigates detention and demurrage risks, and will deliver a seamless experience for our customers.”
In a recent Haven survey of 160 senior ocean supply chain leaders, 60% cited their need for better document management, and more than 40% said they intend to upgrade their systems by investing in the further digitalization of their international processes.
“Ocean shipping is extremely complex, with at least six different parties touching a single container, and cumbersome documentation workflows that can account for upwards of 70% of detention and demurrage,” said Mathew Elenjickal, founder and CEO of FourKites. “Together with Haven, we are proud to introduce new end-to-end ocean capabilities that have been sorely lacking in the industry, and that are now mission-critical to effective management of ocean shipments.”
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FourKites® is the #1 supply chain visibility platform in the world, extending visibility beyond transportation into yards, warehouses, stores and beyond. Tracking more than 1 million shipments daily across road, rail, ocean, air, parcel and courier, and reaching 176 countries, FourKites combines real-time data and powerful machine learning to help companies digitize their end-to-end supply chains. More than 500 of the world’s most recognized brands — including 9 of the top-10 CPG and 18 of the top-20 food and beverage companies — trust FourKites to transform their business and create more agile, efficient and sustainable supply chains.
To learn more about FourKites, visit https://www.fourkites.com.
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