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WiseTech Global buys Turkish logistics and customs solutions provider Ulukom

LBR Staff Writer Published 17 May 2018

WiseTech Global, a provider of software solutions to the logistics industry, has acquired Turkish logistics and customs solutions provider, Ulukom.

Based in Istanbul, Ulukom provides a range of logistics, customs, freight forwarding and warehouse solutions to the customers.

The company’s logistics information management system was developed to conduct financial and operational transactions on an integrated platform.

Ulukom serves customers such as MSC, Maersk, CMA-CGM, APL, Çelebi Ground Handling, Arkas Line, ONE, Panalpina and Ceva Logistics, as well as other logistics providers and organizations.

WiseTech global founder and CEO Richard White said: “Ulukom brings valuable experience, management and industry knowledge to the WiseTech Global group, which will deepen our reach in this important Eurasian market.”

Ulukom introduced first e-signature and mobile-based cargo manifest and detailed customs declaration in Turkey. It is the first ERP for port and ship transit agencies, as well as first ERP with vehicle load and route optimization in the country.

“Erkin Findik managing director Ulukom said: As part of the WiseTech Global group we will be able to increase our development and deliver even higher productivity, integrated and automated solutions to our customers, which will benefit the broader Turkish market.”

Ulukom’s operations will be incorporated within the WiseTech’s group. It will deliver its software solutions directly to its own customers and WiseTech’s integrated global logistics platform, CargoWise One.

CargoWise One allows logistics service providers to carry out complex transactions in areas such as freight forwarding, customs clearance, warehousing, shipping, tracking, land transport, ecommerce, and cross-border compliance.

It will also help to manage their operations on one database across multiple users, functions, countries, languages and currencies

In April this year, WiseTech Global acquired three logistics solution providers across Latin America and Europe.

The acquisitions include Argentina-based PB & Assoc. (Forward), Uruguay-based Softcargo that serve customers in 16 Latin American countries, as well as French customs solutions provider EasyLog.

Image: WiseTech Global has acquired Turkey-based Ulukom. Photo: courtesy of WiseTech Global.