A Japanese backed, US-based digital freight platform has finally launched out of Stamford. Initially scheduled to launch last June, maruFreight’s new platform kicked off today, designed to link shippers and shipowners with available cargoes and ships.
“Today is a significant day in our industry as we launch maruFreight,” commented Antonio Brizzo, president and CEO of maruFreight.
The platform’s goal is to help companies to improve efficiency and decision-making in chartering by leveraging technology and data.
The platform is backed by trading house Mitsui & Co and Weathernews, one of the largest weather routing companies in the world.
The word maru (丸 meaning circle) is often attached to Japanese ship names.