PLS Logistics Services | September 23, 2021
PLS Logistics Services, a leading, technology-driven, third-party logistics company has acquired D&L Transport, a transportation brokerage headquartered in Overland Park, Kansas.
D&L Transport will continue to operate under its authority and remain an independent subsidiary of PLS, leveraging PLS's advanced technology and national carrier network while maintaining its independent operations. Brian DeFrain, a 10-year veteran of D&L Transport, will remain in the role of President of D&L. All existing management and employees will remain with the organization following the acquisition.
Greg Burns, Chief Executive Officer of PLS Log...
project44 | September 22, 2021
project44, the global leader in real-time supply chain visibility, today announced that it has acquired Austin-based Convey, the last-mile technology leader that powers exceptional direct-to-consumer delivery experiences for more than 200 of the world’s largest brands, including The Home Depot, Nieman Marcus, Ferguson, Ingram-Micro, and others. Convey, recognized as a Challenger in the Gartner 2021 Magic Quadrant for Real-Time Visibility Platforms, combines real-time visibility, post-purchase experiences, and machine learning-powered analytics to improve the overall customer experience. Together, the two companies now serve the global supply chain end-to-end, providing real-time visibi...
Ezyhaul | September 21, 2021
Leading South Asia Digital Freight Platform, Ezyhaul, today announced that together with Deutsche Post DHL, it has invested US$ 20 million in UK based tech start-up Digihaul.
DigiHaul connects shippers to qualified transporters through a frictionless digital freight platform, helping to tackle some of the biggest challenges in the supply chain industry. Having built one of the UK's largest transporter networks, DigiHaul provides shippers with immediate access to capacity across the UK with upfront pricing, and gives transporters the opportunity to take on new jobs, enabling them to grow or optimise their operations with new routes and backloading.
Altana AI | September 20, 2021
Altana AI has secured $15 million in Series A funding, led by GV (formerly Google Ventures). Floating Point, Ridgeline Partners, and existing investors Amadeus Capital Partners and Schematic Ventures joined the round, which closed in May 2021.
Trade wars, the rise of e-commerce, covid supply chain shocks, and sustainability concerns are driving fundamental changes to supply chain networks and global trade flows. Altana AI is helping enterprises, governments, and logistics providers navigate these changes by connecting them to a shared source of truth on the global supply chain.
The company's AI platform — the Altana Atlas — connects and learns fr...