Werner Edge to Offer Final Mile Logistics Service of Big and Bulky Items to Canada

Werner | July 10, 2020

Werner is expanding its final mile service to Canada, the company said in a news release Tuesday. It will provide "delivery and related services" to residential and business addresses in every province and territory. Werner Final Mile uses the company's proprietary, integrated technology platform, Werner EDGE, to provide white-glove deliveries of big and bulky items. Werner EDGE has developed products for drivers, such as telematics and safety-event management, as well as for shippers, providing them with "real-time carrier integration, updates on delivery day and real-time visibility," according to the company's website. The carrier said it uses a liftgate straight truck, which enables customers to ship non-conveyable products, including returns and exchanges. Werner said it specializes in final mile logistics of furniture, appliances, medical and fitness equipment, store fixtures and other heavy goods.

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SWVL EXPANDS INTO CENTRAL EUROPE VIA ACQUISITION OF MASS TRANSIT SAAS PLATFORM DOOR2DOOR

SWVL | March 26, 2022

Swvl Inc. ("Swvl" or the "Company"), a global provider of transformative tech-enabled mass transit solutions, announced a definitive agreement to acquire door2door, a European high-growth mobility platform that partners with municipalities, public transit operators, corporations, and automotive companies, providing software for on-demand mobility, multimodal routing and mobility analytics. The closing of the door2door transaction is subject to customary closing conditions and is expected to be completed in Q2 2022. Founded in 2012 with the mission of making cities smarter, door2door has developed a leading proprietary MaaS software platform that can be easily integrated into any existing transit network. door2door has a strong commercial track record with 70 deployments across 10 European countries and approximately 24% market share in Germany, Europe's largest mass transit market. Swvl and door2door share a commitment to expanding access to affordable transportation and unlocking economic, social, and environmental benefits for riders and their communities. Mostafa Kandil, Swvl Founder and CEO, said, "Swvl and door2door share an ongoing commitment to disrupting traditional public transportation systems with tech-enabled mobility solutions focused on accessibility, convenience and sustainability. door2door's impressive foothold in Europe, and particularly DACH2, complement Swvl's recent growth efforts, including our acquisitions of controlling interests in Shotl and Viapool, which launched the Swvl platform in Europe and Latin America, respectively. By significantly expanding our European footprint and furthering our MaaS and SaaS capabilities, we continue to deliver on our growth objectives, while effectively scaling the Swvl platform to key additional geographies." Transaction Highlights: The transaction with door2door will create a leading global mass transit player, with synergies on offerings, geography, partnerships and product domain: Boosts Swvl's momentum of growth and expansion in Europe and beyond by bringing the Company's total geographic presence to more than 20 countries on 4 continents. Leverages door2door's impressive growth track record, with 45% CAGR in number of customers from 2018-2021, >90% customer retention and 7.5x revenue growth from 2017-2021. Provides compelling market opportunities with access to more than 100 additional European cities. Provides a launch pad when combined with Shotl to tap into the $22.5 billion SaaS/TaaS market in Europe, where door2door brings a deep understanding of market dynamics. Unlocks the full potential of SaaS for Swvl through door2door's proprietary mobility orchestration platform with fleet operations management, insights and reporting, and a driver, passenger and attendant application combined with strong technology in the form of a white-label engine, API integration and free floating options. Allows Swvl to integrate door2door's scalable technology stack with Swvl's proprietary technology to predict and identify latent demand, create routes around demand clusters, create dynamic routes and cost efficient plans, price supply through bidding, and enhance dynamic pricing capabilities. Enables partnerships with municipalities, public transit operators, corporations, non-emergency medical transportation and smart city organizations, and automotive companies. Offers a complementary suite of mobility solutions including EV/AV fleet management, on-demand and fixed route public transit, corporate and campus shuttles, autonomous logistics delivery and demand management to add to Swvl's existing suite. Advances Swvl's ESG strategy by accelerating its adoption of EV/AV technology and creating partnership opportunities to digitize non-emergency medical transport. Maintains an outstanding policy network on both a national and EU level, providing additional opportunities to enter new markets and expand Swvl's B2G business. "We are excited to embark on this next phase of growth alongside the Swvl team. We have been impressed by Swvl's ability to rapidly scale its business while continuing to provide best-in-class, transformative mobility solutions for customers. Now we are looking forward to leveraging the combined capabilities of our platforms to alleviate many of the burdens and inefficiencies posed by traditional commuting methods." -Dr. Tom Kirschbaum, door2door Co-CEO Maxim Nohroudi, door2door Co-CEO, said, With Swvl and door2door joining forces today we are building a global mass transit company. Swvl's outstanding TaaS experience adds value to our European customers, while door2door complements Swvl with MaaS solutions and B2G capabilities. Together, we are catering to diverse mass transit challenges worldwide, providing a truly global mobility platform. Youssef Salem, Swvl CFO, said, "The acquisition of door2door provides us with a leading position in Central Europe, attractive SaaS revenue base and pipeline, complementary suite of new mobility products, strong hub in Berlin and a launch pad for further European and global expansion across marketplace and SaaS offerings. Following our recent acquisitions of controlling interests in Shotl and Viapool, investments in mass transit platforms in the United Kingdom and Mexico and launches across Latin America and Europe, this transaction further demonstrates our ability to utilize our growth capital and public currency to pursue accretive organic and inorganic strategic initiatives. We look forward to capitalizing on the numerous opportunities provided by this transaction and furthering partnerships to advance our leading market position as a provider of technology-enabled mass transit solutions on a global scale. We are confident that the Swvl platform will have a very positive and sustained impact on European transit." About Swvl Swvl is a global provider of transformative tech-enabled mass transit solutions, offering intercity, intracity, B2B and B2G transportation across 115 cities in 18 countries. The Company's platform provides complimentary semi-private alternatives to public transportation for individuals who cannot access or afford private options. Every day, Swvl's parallel mass transit systems are empowering individuals to go where they want, when they want – making mobility safer, more efficient, accessible, and environmentally friendly. Customers can book their rides on an easy-to-use proprietary app with varied payment options and 24 / 7 access to high-quality private buses and vans.Swvl was co-founded by Mostafa Kandil, who launched Carmudi in the Philippines, which became the largest car classifieds platform in the country in just six months. He then served as Rocket Internet's Head of Operations. In 2016, Kandil joined Careem, a ride-sharing company and the first unicorn in the Middle East, where he launched services in multiple new markets.For additional information about Swvl, please visit www.swvl.com. About door2door door2door is a European high-growth mobility platform providing software solutions for on-demand shared mobility, multimodal routing and mobility analytics. The Berlin-based company licenses its B2G/B2B mobility software to municipalities, mass transit operators, transit agencies, corporations, and automotive companies, with 70 deployments across 10 European countries and approximately 24% market share in Germany, Europe's largest mass transit market. Founded by Dr. Tom Kirschbaum and Maxim Nohroudi with the goal of making cities smarter, door2door has been appointed by LinkedIn as "Top-10 Startup in Germany" and "European Company of the Year".

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Nexxiot equips a significant share of the 3 mio TEU fleet from Hapag-Lloyd with IoT Technology

Nexxiot, | April 27, 2022

Nexxiot, the global TradeTech pioneer, will become one of the official suppliers to digitalize the Hapag-Lloyd container fleet. Nexxiot will equip a significant share of the 3 mio TEU fleet from Hapag-Lloyd with innovative IoT technology and analytics, enabling for the first time the worldwide monitoring of shipping containers which are indispensable for global trade. Hapag-Lloyd will be the first carrier in the world to be able to monitor and analyze the location, movements, and status of its standard containers in real-time.Intermodal container shipping is the backbone of the global economy. Innovative sensor technology, such as that developed by Nexxiot and used by Hapag-Lloyd, is helping to make container transport a more resilient and transparent piece of the global supply chain puzzle. "This is the largest deployment of active hardware monitoring devices to date in the ocean and intermodal shipping space, with the potential to create a vastly more efficient and sustainable global supply chain, The location, status and associated processes of 'dry' containers on the high seas as well as during inland transportation are mostly untraceable today. TradeTech projects, such as those implemented by Hapag-Lloyd with Nexxiot as a system partner, change this paradigm." -Stefan Kalmund, CEO of Nexxiot. As part of Hapag-Lloyd LIVE, the shipping company will be the first carrier in the world with the ability to provide all customers with real-time data and full transparency about every container movement. "Nexxiot as a system partner provides us with an important technological building block, This allows us to detect delays earlier, automatically inform the affected customers and initiate countermeasures quickly. We are firmly convinced that not only our customers benefit from the new technology, but that this new approach will revolutionize the entire container shipping industry." -Olaf Habert, Director Container Applications at Hapag-Lloyd. The innovative IoT device powering the transformation is Nexxiot's Globehopper Edge which transmits real-time location and temperature data, monitors container impacts, and can connect to other sensors via Bluetooth. In order to ensure the safety and security of crew, cargo and ships, the devices are designed and certified in accordance with the ATEX Product Directive for use in potentially flammable or explosive environments (Zone 2). The data is processed using the latest algorithms and Big Data analytics create essential business intelligence on container fleet utilization, critical events, and supply chain processes for all stakeholders across the value network. About Nexxiot: Nexxiot is a driver of the digital logistics of tomorrow. By leading TradeTech and the digitalization of cargo transportation, Nexxiot empowers global shipping companies and suppliers to harness the power of their data through proprietary, cutting-edge technology and integrated data solutions to ensure accountability, security, and efficiency. Nexxiot's solutions track, find, and protect cargo worldwide via 700 network roaming partners. The company's secure, industry-leading Cloud comprises data from over 2.5 billion traveled miles. Headquartered in Zurich, Nexxiot operates throughout Europe and the U.S., employing people from 26 countries. Committed to sustainability through corporate and social responsibility, Nexxiot's goal is to enable a five percent reduction in global supply chain carbon dioxide emissions by increasing cargo transport efficiency and eliminating waste caused by empty runs and inefficient routes. For more information, visit www.nexxiot.com.

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Körber unveils supply chain software solution strategy at Elevate Americas 2022

Körber | March 17, 2022

Körber will launch new software solutions and capabilities spanning warehouse management, warehouse control, robotics, voice and simulation to empower businesses worldwide to further digitize and automate warehouses in light of today's immense supply chain pressures. Supply chain has moved from a back-office function to a boardroom imperative," said Richard Stewart, Executive Vice President of North America at Körber Supply Chain Software. The pandemic, labor shortages, cost increases, fuel prices, material shortages, and beyond – these challenges are real and here to stay. Unlike anyone else, Körber brings to market an unmatched depth of digital technologies that conquer these complexities. "Digitization is a strategic priority for more than 80% of supply chain executives, Yet, many businesses struggle to digitize at the pace they need. From handling the rapid expansion of e-commerce to the increasing interconnectivity of the global economy, major technology advances are pivotal. Körber will enhance its already unrivaled portfolio of software solutions to empower businesses to drive even more value for their customers and consumers around the globe." -Sean Elliott, Chief Technology Officer for Körber Supply Chain Software In a rapidly growing industry, businesses need a full portfolio provider with a wide range of technologies to tackle supply chain complexity. Focused on rising consumer expectations, labor challenges and a growing emphasis on sustainability, Körber plans the current solution advances for 2022: The cloud: As part of the Körber One platform strategy, Körber will continue bringing its solutions to the cloud to increase efficiency, reliability, resilience, green practices and cybersecurity. This includes the K.Motion Warehouse Management System (WMS), K.Sight CLASS for warehouse modelling and simulation, and Körber's series of add-ons spanning visibility to data analytics – the K.Motion Essentials. Unified Control System (UCS): Already boasting globally successful voice solutions and the most extensive network of AMR partnerships worldwide, Körber will solidify its leading voice and robotics practice with a unified control system. The UCS will uniquely integrate and control different working models – fixed automation, voice systems, and 3rd party AMR systems – under a single tool. Availability is expected the second half of 2022. K.Sight CLASS for operations: New advances connect data on daily operations from the WMS for real-time planning and design. The result is immediate visibility into operational health and stronger strategic planning. This includes effectively handling disruptions, e-commerce growth and heightening consumer expectations. During the conference, customers spanning all industries, sizes and needs, will present how they are revolutionizing supply chains with Körber. Selective examples include: SanMar discusses its journey modernizing operations with Körber's WMS and voice solutions for a more sustainable supply chain. Lineage Logistics elaborates on how Körber's WMS enabled them to achieve efficient and sustainable operations – all while optimizing its warehouse layout. Big Rock Sports, joined by Körber's partner enVista, shares best practices and experiences implementing Körber's WMS. ISN displays how it improved working conditions and bolstered productivity with a robotics solution from Körber and Locus Robotics. Biagi Bros showcases how it improved agility and resilience while driving innovation with the Oracle Cloud and Körber's WMS. Kenco Group describes its AMR deployment for e-commerce fulfillment, focused on productivity and labor dependency. Nassau Provisions, using Körber's WMS and voice technology, shares how it scaled food distribution operations in light of rapid growth. Ariat speaks to its combination of Körber's WMS and AMR solution from Geek+ to improve customer and employee experiences and enable workforce flexibility. Bimbo Bakery overviews how it is revolutionizing retail execution with a smarter and more efficient frontline through direct-store delivery with K.Motion OmniTech. Further information on Körber's solution roadmap and customer success stories is available at Elevate Americas, held virtually from March 14-16, 2022. Registration is available now and throughout the event, with content available on demand for 90 days. About the Körber Business Area Supply Chain Supply chains are growing more complex by the day. Körber uniquely provides a broad range of proven, end-to-end supply chain solutions fitting any business size, strategy or appetite for growth. Capable of delivering software, automation, voice, robotics, and materials handling – plus the expertise to tie it all together. We are a global partner not just for today, but also as the needs of supply chains continue to evolve. Conquer supply chain complexity – with Körber. The Business Area Supply Chain is part of the global technology group Körber. Find out more on www.koerber-supplychain.com.

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Greenscreens.AI to Sponsor The Word on the Street powered by BETA Consulting Group

Greenscreens.AI | April 29, 2022

Pricing has been a challenge for shippers, brokers and carriers since freight started rolling down the line, and it has persisted to be an archaic aspect of the freight industry. Greenscreens.AI is changing that by providing innovative, dynamic solutions to minimize the challenges within the industry, creating unprecedented levels of transparency. "The freight industry has shifted into a more dynamic, unpredictable state primarily because consumers and B2B now maintain an expectation of a faster, more efficient shipping process. If logistics service providers hope to survive in this climate, they need to adapt their pricing strategies so they can quickly respond to real-time market conditions. Trey is an incredible voice who is continually advocating for this type of technology initiative. Greenscreens.AI is addressing these problems by providing real-time dynamic pricing using the most advanced AI and machine-learning technology available in the industry. This partnership was a perfect match." -Kevin Coomes, Vice President of Sales at Greenscreens.AI. The partnership includes Greenscreens.AI sponsorship of all episodes of The Word on the Street, a weekly podcast that includes 10 logistics professionals, including Trey, the host of the show and Founder & CEO of BETA Consulting Group. "In looking for a partner to sponsor The Word on the Street and to welcome me as a brand ambassador, there are only two criteria that guide my decisions: Do I believe in the product/service? And do I believe in the people behind it? In the case of Greenscreens.AI, it was a resounding 'yes' to both criteria, as they continue to revolutionize the ability to understand and predict pricing based on real-time intel, true machine learning and AI," states Griggs. Greenscreens.AI has partnered with leading organizations that understand the power of a connected ecosystem and want to revolutionize the digital evolution of logistics. By connecting people, price, demand and supply, in the systems you and your trading partners already use, Greenscreens.AI and our partners together enable a truly digital dynamic sourcing experience. Our Marketing Partners and Advisors, like BETA Consulting Group, have a shared vision on the power of dynamic pricing in a connected ecosystem. Through collaboration with these partners, we jointly work to build market awareness of the Greenscreens.AI brand and the future of dynamic pricing for the logistics industry. "We're thrilled to partner with Trey and BETA Consulting Group on our journey to transform the industry together. Trey has continued to prove himself to be a thought-leader with a very pragmatic approach to addressing decades-old industry challenges. Our decision to partner with him and his organization was a no-brainer, and we very much look forward to working together," -Dawn Salvucci-Favier, CEO of GreenScreens.AI About BETA Consulting Group BETA Consulting Group is a sales & marketing consulting firm based out of Wildwood, Missouri, focused on sales, marketing & leadership, specifically branding, messaging, content creation and distribution. Led by founder Trey Griggs, an 11-year veteran in the transportation, logistics & supply chain industry, BCG offers unique, service-based solutions alongside consulting to create dynamic strategies and powerful deliverables. BCG also produces multiple podcasts, including The Word on the Street and Standing Out. To learn more, visit www.betaconsultinggroup.com. About Greenscreens.AI Greenscreens.AI is a dynamic pricing infrastructure for the logistics industry that delivers buy and sell-side market intelligence and business insights to help you grow and protect your margins. We exist to help our customers quote with confidence & win more business…more profitably. Our solution combines the power of aggregated market data and your company's data with advanced machine learning techniques to deliver short-term predictive freight market pricing specific to your company's individual buying and selling behavior. For more information about Greenscreens.AI visit www.greenscreens.ai.

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