freightquote.com launches ocean services to complete growth agenda before deadline
Overland Park, KS — July 24, 2003 — By expanding its business-to-business freight and logistics solution to include less-than-container ocean transport services, freightquote.com said it now offers an automated freight Web site available to businesses located in the United States.
The company's customers are able to obtain quotes online as well as all necessary customs documentation and insurance to move goods, whether they have a small package going to a nearby town, or pallets going overseas, according to the provider.
Ocean container is a service option for significant savings on international shipments, provided it's not time-sensitive," explains Joseph Whelan, chief operating and finance officer, freightquote.com. "This addition completes our agenda to provide a one-stop resource for all modes of transportation. Looking back, I'm particularly proud that we have accomplished so much within our five years."
Whelan said the ocean services would complement the company's Web tools already in use: less-than-truckload, truckload, domestic and international airfreight, intermodal, local cartage, household goods, and small expedited parcel.
Once the shipper establishes an account, he enters details including origin, destination, weight and class (or dimensions). The system returns with all the options available and allows carrier selection and scheduling. The site also provides automated freight documents, consolidated billing and online record keeping.
When asked what's next for the company, Whelan added, "We will continue improvements, whether it's expanding our carrier relationships and territories covered or providing advanced tools for frequent shippers." CEO, Tim Barton adds, "As a technology company, there will always be an agenda for advancements. The next focus may be on carrier tools or customization for large companies."