Agility launches the Shipa Freight online forwarding platform

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Agility has launched Shipa Freight, an online forwarding platform, enabling businesses to quote, book, pay and track freight online.

It is the first fully integrated online freight service allowing users to get rate quotes and book, pay and track ocean and air shipments around the world.

Shipa Freight provides instant, no-obligation rate quotes from the countries that account for 95 per cent of global trade and allows users to manage their international shipments with a tool accessible by desktop, laptop, tablet and mobile app.

Agility chief executive officer (CEO), Tarek Sultan says: “Shipa Freight is a simple, technology-driven answer for small and medium-size businesses trying to take the complexity out of their international shipping. It gives them the transparency, flexibility, competitive pricing and customer service that the industry offers only to multi-nationals and high-volume customers.”

Shipa Freight is backed by Agility’s global network of more than 22,000 experienced employees in 500 branches and over 100 countries, allowing small and medium size companies to access growing markets.

Shipa Freight CEO, Toby Edwards says: “Shipa Freight’s digital platform allows users to complete a shipment completely online. This includes shipment booking, a range of payment options, and online tracking, which have not been widely available for small and medium-size businesses until now.”

The online platform can also help customers overcome issues such as compliance and customs requirements by providing a compliance database with information on documents required on all trade lanes, helping them navigate the legal and regulatory requirements that are obstacles for many small businesses.