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maruFreight launches online platform

maruFreight, a digital initiative for the maritime and logistics industry, announced the launch of its new online platform to benefit seaborne trade.

The platform is designed to facilitate optimal interactions between shippers and shipping companies. It provides information on available vessels and cargoes, facilitating communication between stakeholders in every phase of freight exchange.

Currently, requesting a freight quote requires extensive effort. It takes time for shipping companies to generate a quote, followed by the time needed for shippers to verify it. In response, maruFreight wants to meet the needs of both shippers and shipping companies with simple and efficient freight exchange procedures.

“maruFreight’s goal is to help companies to improve efficiency and decisionmaking in chartering by leveraging technology and data. We focus on product development and technology to provide more data and insight in a much more organized and structured way,” said Kazuyuki Shimozono, executive vice president and chief operating officer of maruFreight.

“Following the digital freight service, maruFreight envisions the platform to broaden its functions and evolve as a more comprehensive solution for the chartering and trading. Our partnership with leading investors will accelerate this,” said Shimozono.

Based in Stamford CT, maruFreight will provide ship and cargo owners with an efficient, cost-effective platform for matching cargoes with suitable vessels.

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