Digital freight start-up Qwyk inks deal with DB Schenker for global sailing schedules

Dec 16, 2019: Qwyk, the digital freight start-up, has signed an agreement to further enhance DB Schenker’s digital portfolio by connecting the company to the largest database for global sailing schedules.

“We are delighted and proud to begin working with DB Schenker, one of the world’s leading freight and logistics service providers. We know that DB Schenker is committed to expanding its global digitization program and we are proud that Qwyk has been chosen to be the provider of choice to partner with them on this part of the journey,” said Martyn Verhaegen, CEO and Founder of Qwyk.

DB Schenker evaluated a number of vendors in the selection process using many parameters. Qwyk, in combination with DB Schenker’s own data, was selected for its solution because it had the most accurate and complete data set.

With over 90 carriers in Qwyk’s portfolio and the technology to assure data accuracy both parameters were fulfilled to meet Schenker’s needs.

Florian Braun, vice president Ocean 4.0 for DB Schenker said, “Schenker is investing heavily in digitization and has a number of interesting in-house solutions. On sailing schedule management, however, Qwyk was offering the easiest and most comprehensive solution for Schenker.”

Ocean 4.0 is sea component of the Connect 4.0 platform from DB Schenker which allows customers to dispatch freight consignments quickly and conveniently online. DB Schenker has specifically developed this new offering to combine all of its transport activities on a single platform. At the click of a mouse, business customers can access the company’s international transportation network and dispatch shipments using any mode of transportation.

Qwyk provides a logistics integration platform for 3PLs, digital forwarders, shippers and SaaS providers.

“We are looking forward to continuing working with the team to implement all Qwyk Solutions and to strive to support Schenker in all questions of digitization whenever needed,” said Harm Wessels, COO of Qwyk.