SOFTWARE AND TECHNOLOGY,TRANSPORTATION
ParkMobile | July 19, 2022
ParkMobile, the leading provider of smart parking and mobility solutions in North America and now part of the EasyPark Group, announced a partnership with the City of Boston's Transportation Department to launch a new and improved ParkBoston app on August 15. The new city-branded app, powered by ParkMobile, will replace the current version of the ParkBoston app offering an enhanced user experience and more functionality. ParkBoston users will be able to easily pay for parking right from their mobile device in over 7,000 spots across the city and in any other location in North America where ParkMobile is accepted. Current ParkMobile users can also use that app to pay for parking in Boston.We are very excited to launch our upgraded ParkBoston app, providing our residents and visitors with a better way to pay for parking on their mobile device, said Jascha Franklin-Hodge, Chief of Streets for the City of Boston. This new app offers an improved user experience and supports our goal of making City services convenient, clear, and accessible to residents and visitors.
With the launch in the City of Boston, ParkMobile expands its presence in Massachusetts, where there are already almost 500,000 users of the app. ParkMobile is widely available across the state in cities like Amherst, Holyoke, Northampton, and Somerville, as well as on-campus at the University of Massachusetts and Bunker Hill Community College. Beyond the state, ParkMobile can also be used to pay for parking in many New England cities like Burlington, VT, Greenwich, CT, Stamford, CT, Portsmouth, NE, Bar Harbor, ME, and Hanover, NH. Across the US, ParkMobile is available in over 500 cities and 125 universities.
The ParkBoston app is available for both iPhone and Android or can be accessed on the web at https://park.boston.gov/. Those with the old version of the ParkBoston app will have to update the app to the new version in the App Store or turn on auto-update so the app is automatically updated on launch day. The old version will no longer work after August 15. To pay for parking using the new ParkBoston app, users will need to create an account, enter the zone posted on the stickers and signs around the parking spot, choose the duration of time they wish to park, and touch the "start parking" button. The ParkBoston app will send alerts when the parking session is about to expire so a user can extend their time right from the app. Those who do not want to create an account can check out as a guest on the park.boston.gov website.
"We are very proud to launch the new and improved ParkBoston app, We know our solution will provide a better parking experience for residents and visitors in Boston. We now have most major cities along the Northeast Acela corridor, making it easy to use ParkMobile or our city-branded apps from Washington, DC to Philadelphia to Boston."
-Jeff Perkins, CEO of ParkMobile
ParkMobile, LLC is the leading provider of smart parking and mobility solutions in North America, using a contactless approach to help millions of people easily find, reserve, and pay for parking on their mobile devices. In 2021, ParkMobile became part of the Swedish-based EasyPark Group. The company's technology is used in thousands of locations across the country, including 8 of the top 10 cities as well as college campuses, airports, and stadiums. People can use ParkMobile solutions to quickly pay for on-street and off-street parking without having to use a meter or kiosk. Additionally, ParkMobile offers parking reservations at stadium venues for concerts and sporting events. Reservations are also available in metro area garages, allowing people to drive into the city without having to worry about finding parking. ParkMobile has been named to the Inc. 5000, Deloitte Fast 500, Smart Cities Connect "Smart 50," and the Atlanta Journal Constitution's Top Workplaces. Additionally, the company won the 2022 Stevie Awards for Best Mobile On-Demand Application. For more information, visit ParkMobile.io or @ParkMobile on Twitter.
About the Boston Transportation Department:
The Boston Transportation Department's vision is for Boston's streets to be safe, inclusive, and vibrant. The team plans, builds, maintains, and operates roads across the City of Boston. For more information about their work, visit boston.gov/transportation or @BostonBTD on Twitter
Unique Logistics International, Inc. | June 17, 2022
Unique Logistics International, Inc. (OTCMKTS: UNQL) ("Unique" or the "Company"), a global logistics and freight forwarding company, announced a 12-month ocean freight contract with The Kroger Company (NYSE: KR), a new customer for the Company.
Under the terms of the agreement, the Company will serve as an ocean transport and logistics provider for The Kroger Company from the Asia-Pacific region to North America through April 2023.
"This is an exciting new partnership for Unique Logistics. Kroger is a leading name in supermarket retail with over $137 billion in annual sales, 45 distribution centers, and 2,726 supermarkets & multi-department stores. The company has been operating for over 100 years and its unique logistics needs include fresh and non-perishable food, fuel and prescription medication, Serving the retail industry is our Company's strength and our team looks forward to working with Kroger to solve problems and provide innovative solutions to strengthen Kroger's supply chain performance."
-Sunandan Ray, Chief Executive Officer of Unique Logistics
ABOUT UNIQUE LOGISTICS INTERNATIONAL, INC.
Unique Logistics International, Inc. (OTCMKTS: UNQL) through its wholly owned operating subsidiaries, is a global logistics and freight forwarding company providing a range of international logistics services that enable its customers to outsource to the Company sections of their supply chain process. The services provided are seamlessly managed by its network of trained employees and integrated information systems. We enable our customers to share data regarding their international vendors and purchase orders with us, execute the flow of goods and information under their operating instructions, provide visibility to the flow of goods from factory to distribution center or store and when required, update their inventory records. SOURCE Unique Logistics International, Inc.
SOFTWARE AND TECHNOLOGY
Klearnow | June 02, 2022
KlearNow Drayage, a cloud-based marketplace that allows importers and drayage partners to negotiate and close drayage business on a single platform, was launched today by KlearNow, a smart Logistics as a Service (LaaS) technology firm. The AI-powered, digitalized infrastructure allows for near-real-time container tracking from point of origin to point of destination, increasing shipment visibility and data connectivity.
Companies across industries are keen to speed up and streamline the movement of goods to market as global supply chain issues persist. KlearNow is the only LaaS firm to include drayage fulfillment and visibility into its existing customs platform, providing exporters and importers with unprecedented shipping transparency. KlearNow bridges the gap between customs clearance and drayage, providing supply chain stakeholders with complete control over the final mile.
Shipping lines, ports, terminal operators, truckers, warehouses, and cargo owners must all communicate in order for commodities to flow. While these various companies have begun to digitize their internal operations, information is not easily transferred as cargo goes through the supply chain, causing costs to rise, confusion to arise, shipments to be delayed, and customer relationships to be jeopardized.
International shipments must cross customs at each border along the way, using documents such as invoices, packing lists, bills of lading, arrival notices, and more. Document management and data entry have always been laborious, manual tasks for the customs brokerage team. KlearNow Customs, the company's first marketplace, uses AI and machine learning to digitize papers and extract all the necessary information, sending correct, validated data to customs brokers for clearance.
Drayage and trucking businesses lack clear carrier and port visibility once a shipment arrives at a port, making it difficult to plan pick-up timing and keep drivers waiting, unpaid, and accruing demurrage penalties.