Trailer Bridge, Inc | August 18, 2022
Trailer Bridge, Inc. announced the launch of the MasterMind™ technology across its logistics branches increasing visibility into customers freight movement and efficiency in its operations.The launch is part of a strategic partnership with Mastery Logistics Systems, a company conceived by industry pioneer Jeff Silver. Beginning in 2021, Trailer Bridge collaborated with the Mastery team to begin their transition to the MasterMind™ platform. Together, Trailer Bridge will consolidate their technologies and service offerings to enhance the customer and employee experience.
"We are incredibly proud of the work that has been put into launching this platform, Innovation is what drives our business forward and this project is an example of innovation at work as well as the incredible power of harnessing strong partnerships to drive growth."
-Trailer Bridge CEO Mitch Luciano
Trailer Bridge pushed out the new software to its 12 logistics branches across the U.S. and is currently working with Mastery to further develop the platform for its ocean business targeting a late 2023 launch.
The new technology is part of the company's overall growth goals as it works to expand services to better serve today's shipper, offering the same personalized level of customer service offered today. Recently, Trailer Bridge expanded its logistics operations opening additional offices in the Western U.S. and rapidly growing its team of logistics experts. It also added an International Division solely focused on handling the movement of freight around the world as well as teams focused on intermodal movements and less-than-truckload freight.
"The cross-team collaboration with Trailer Bridge, their vendors, and the Mastery project team has been critical to the success of this launch,Seeing their brokerage users and accounting users leveraging the MasterMind platform is a major milestone in the overall program. We are looking forward to continued success as Trailer Bridge scales their Ocean division."
-Mastery VP of Sales Danielle Prigge
Mastery was launched in 2019 by Jeff Silver, the logistics expert behind Backhaulers and Coyote Logistics. Billed as 'The World's First Lovable TMS™,' Mastery embraces the complexity of the logistics industry by bringing all operating functions into a single cloud-based TMS with built-in flexibility, visibility, control, and efficiency.
About Trailer Bridge, Inc.
A full-service logistics provider, Trailer Bridge provides ocean transport between the U.S. and the Caribbean with its fleet of ocean-going deck barges as well as over-the-road trucking throughout the U.S., intermodal, less-than-truckload, cross-border movements, and third-party logistics services providing a full supply chain solution for shippers around the globe. It's commitment to exceptional service has earned Trailer Bridge the Logistics Management Quest for Quality Award as #1 Ocean Carrier in 2019, Inc Magazine's Best Workplaces in America 2020 and 2021, as well as recognition as one of the Best Places to Work in Jacksonville, Florida, a Fastest Growing Company in Jacksonville and a Top Maritime Business in Jacksonville. Trailer Bridge is headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida, and operates 15 offices with more than 260 employees across North America. For more information about Trailer Bridge, visit https://www.trailerbridge.com.
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Stord | August 12, 2022
With recent additions to its supply chain offering—namely drayage, e-commerce returns, custom packaging, and temperature-controlled fulfillment—Stord announces it can support DTC, B2B, and omnichannel brands for their complete, port-to-porch supply chain needs. Now, brands can access Stord's best-in-class logistics combined with the integrated technology they need to connect, orchestrate, and optimize their entire supply chains—all through a single partner.
Today's brands continue to struggle with the challenges posed by disparate logistics partners and disconnected technologies—slowing growth, hindering the customer experience, and creating massive operational burden and inefficiencies. By centralizing the entire supply chain experience, brands are able to unlock the connectivity, visibility, and optimization required to have a meaningful impact on their business.
DTC, B2B, and omnichannel brands can use Stord to assemble the right solution for their business needs by accessing any or all of the following services—all managed through Stord's new vendor- and sales-channel agnostic Stord One Commerce* software platform.
Full truckload (FTL) and Less-than truckload (LTL) freight transportation
B2B warehousing and fulfillment
B2C warehousing and fulfillment
Temperature-controlled warehousing, fulfillment, and TL reefer*
Parcel shipping with discounted rates
Retailer compliance prep
Value-added services (VAS), like kitting, labeling, etc.
Stord's drayage and transloading capabilities allow brands to have their containerized product moved from a U.S. port to any facilities—whether it's in the Stord network or not—with real-time freight management and support from dispatch to delivery.
Stord also added custom packaging and printed products, as well as packaging engineering and development capabilities, to its fulfillment operations to improve the customer experience for brands, drive sustainability, and reduce total landed cost.
And to support an order's complete lifecycle, Stord now supports e-commerce returns handling to manage receiving and disposition processing of returns at the warehouse, ensuring product is either returned to sellable inventory or properly disposed.
"When today's brands try to make impactful changes to their supply chains, they're severely limited due to too many partners and siloed systems,By bringing more parts of the supply chain under the Stord domain, brands can manage the entire process, from port to porch, all through a single partner."
-Sean Henry, CEO and co-founder of Stord.
Today's announcement underscores Stord's continued momentum and comes on the heels of launching its Stord One Commerce software, announcing temperature-controlled logistics in collaboration with Fresh Del Monte, increasing its network capacity, and extending its Series D round to over $200M in funding at a valuation of $1.3B with a new investment led by Franklin Templeton. To learn more about Stord's Cloud Supply Chain approach, visit stord.com.
Stord is the leading Cloud Supply Chain provider enabling companies to compete and grow with world-class logistics—including warehousing, freight, and fulfillment—in a single, integrated platform that's available exactly when and where they need it. Hundreds of B2B and B2C companies like BODYARMOR, Native, Tula, Advance Auto Parts, Thrasio, and Dollar General use Stord to make their supply chains perform with the speed, flexibility, and ease of the cloud. Led by former operators from Amazon, XPO, and Manhattan Associates, Stord is headquartered in Atlanta and backed by leading investors, including Kleiner Perkins, BOND, Franklin Templeton, Founders Fund, Lux Capital, D1 Capital, Salesforce Ventures, Susa Ventures, and Lineage Logistics.
SEKO Logistics | August 10, 2022
SEKO Logistics (SEKO), the leader in global end-to-end logistics solutions, announced the acquisition of Pixior, LLC. (Pixior), a leading 3PL and fulfillment services provider based in Commerce, CA. With seven locations along the West Coast, and one location in Connecticut, Pixior has become the region’s premier provider of ecommerce fulfillment and retail services, with an emphasis on serving high-end fashion brands.The acquisition of Pixior brings key ecommerce capabilities in-house to SEKO in the critical West Coast market. These capabilities include high-touch value added fulfillment services that provide a customized brand experience to client customers, for which Pixior offers a truly unique service. This acquisition also nearly doubles SEKO’s fulfillment and warehouse space in the US and triples SEKO’s existing West Coast space capacity. In addition, SEKO adds Pixior’s drayage business to increase further the speed and efficiency of its port discharge services.
“With the acquisition of Pixior, we crystallize our industry leadership in end-to-end logistics solutions and take a significant leap forward in our fulfillment capabilities in the US, We are operating on a strong growth trajectory and looking for opportunities that allow the company to continue to move at the speed of commerce from anywhere in the world. Yassine and the Pixior team have demonstrated their clear ability to execute outstanding service, quickly develop new space and onboard clients in highly constricted markets. We believe in what they’ve accomplished and are ready to help the company and its clients grow even more.”
-James Gagne, CEO of SEKO Logistics
SEKO’s strong global presence will also expand Pixior’s existing offerings, providing clients of the company access to:
Technology and compliance led value-added freight forwarding capabilities, especially for Asia-US trade lanes
In-country fulfillment capabilities in key European and Asia Pacific markets to support international expansion strategies
Personalized last mile ecommerce transportation services
“Pixior has grown substantially since the company was founded more than 20 years ago. To continue our growth, we needed a partner with the right capabilities and expertise to accelerate and expand what we’ve been able to achieve. SEKO is the right partner, We admire the company’s global reputation of being a no-nonsense, hands-on and reliable provider of first-class logistics solutions, just like us. Plus, with their global operations, there is no limit to our customers’ growth potential.”
-Yassine Amallal, CEO of Pixior.
About SEKO Logistics
Built on nearly 50 years of logistics expertise, SEKO Logistics is the no-nonsense global end-to-end logistics partner – from shipper to consumer. SEKO delivers client-first service, expert reliability and tech-driven shipping solutions that turn customers’ supply chains into a competitive advantage. With over 150 offices in more than 40 countries, SEKO helps you move at the speed of commerce. Learn more at sekologistics.com.