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XPO Logistics launches single-entry platform for multimodal freight transportation solutions

Published 12 April 2018

XPO Logistics, a global provider of transport and logistics solutions, has announced the introduction of XPO Connect, a cloud-based, digital freight marketplace.

XPO Connect is fully automated, self-learning and dynamic. The platform is designed to provide shippers with a single point of entry for visibility across modes in real time, making it possible to identify opportunities for time and cost savings.

Through XPO Connect, shippers gain access to business intelligence they can use to purchase transportation more efficiently; this includes visibility of fluctuations in capacity, spot rates and load postings by geography. Shippers can access carrier capacity, assign loads and track freight movements through one, secure login. The company has designed XPO Connect to integrate all modes of transportation.

XPO Logistics chief information officer Mario Harik said: “We’re tireless when it comes to finding new ways to make supply chains more efficient. XPO Connect gives customers direct access to our transportation network and the predictive data that powers it.

“ The platform provides a new level of visibility that informs better decision-making under all market conditions.”

XPO Logistics chief operating officer  Troy Cooper said: “We’re leveraging our leading positions across the supply chain to help companies transform how they do business.

“The investments we’re making in disruptive technology will change the game in transportation and logistics. XPO Connect gives our customers industry-first access to each new capability.”

XPO invests more than $450m in technology annually across its global organization, resulting in the development of leading technology systems and mobile applications.

These include the company’s proprietary Freight Optimizer brokerage system, Drive XPO mobile capabilities for carriers, Ship XPO web-based consumer tools for e-commerce and its WMx warehouse management platform. The company focuses on four areas of innovation: automation and intelligent machines, visibility and customer service, the digital freight marketplace and dynamic data science. 

Source: Company Press Release