FourKites has recruited a supply chain specialist in Europe, describing its significant growth in international visibility in the oceans

Leading Global Supply Chain Visibility Platform Sees Significant Ocean Visibility Momentum, Hires Industry Specialist Philippe Salles to Lead Current Aggressive Growth Strategy

AMSTERDAM, May 19, 2022-(BUSINESS WIRE)-Philippe Salles has been appointed to the role of Vice President of Strategic Solutions (Oceans) for FourKites, and brings with him extensive experience in this growing area of ​​the company’s business.

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Philippe Salles has been appointed Vice President of Strategic Solutions (Ocean) of FourKites. (Photo: BusinessWire)

“I was thrilled to join FourKites,” said Philippe, bringing with him his experience gained at CMA CGM, INTTRA, and Drewry, a maritime research and consultancy firm. “Visibility has been a top priority for ocean shippers for decades, and the real-time visibility platform is now a game-changer. In addition to offering its industry-leading, machine learning-based platform, FourKites understands that industry mindset and professionalism are as important as the technologies themselves. We need shippers with a long -term strategic vision for their supply chains, so that they can be stable and work together. »

Philippe is a long time specialist in this sector, with a deep understanding of current supply chain issues. In his new role at FourKites, he will work closely with FourKites shippers and carriers, to help them implement the management change needed to enhance end-to-end supply chain visibility. It will also accelerate value creation for FourKites users, eliminating operational pain points, as well as maximizing the efficiency of the systems they use.

“Philippe has a lot of experience, which is rare, especially when it comes to advancing some traditional shipping areas using new technologies,” said Mathew Elenjickal, Founder and CEO of FourKites. . “His network, the trust he has built in the industry, and his supply chain management expertise will be invaluable assets to our customers as we continue to drive change in ocean visibility. »

FourKites is experiencing unprecedented momentum in ocean visibility

Salles ’appointment is the latest advancement in FourKites’ drive for supply chain visibility for maritime container traffic. FourKites now monitors 98% of container shipping traffic, in more than 270 shipping lanes, for more than 120 carriers, and it covers every container port in North America, as well as all major ports in Europe.

Over the past 12 months, the company has recorded:

  • 79% growth in the number of customers using supply chain visibility for international shipments, with a 23% increase in the first quarter of 2022 alone

  • 215% growth in ocean freight volume monitored by the company, and 190% increase in ocean shipments in the EMEA region

  • A 16% increase in the number of monitored ports in the EMEA region, to the current total of 239 ports in the region, and 804 ports worldwide

Last quarter, FourKites signed contracts with several new maritime customers, including Cardinal Health, Arizona Tile, LyondellBasell, McCain Foods, Roehm, Rove Concepts, Yamaha Motors, and many more.

LyondellBasell, to just mention one example, is one of the top 10 chemical makers in the world, and operates worldwide. The company has been a customer of FourKites since 2018, when it began tracking shipments for all modes of transportation in North America. Based on its success to date through the FourKites platform, the company renewed its contract with FourKites in the first quarter of 2022, to benefit from multimodal shipment tracking in Europe.

“If global shippers value the Dynamic Ocean platformSM of FourKites is because it covers the full spectrum of issues related to expeditions, ”Philippe said. “Furthermore, Dynamic ETA technology® The ownership of the company provides an estimated arrival time of 20% to 40% more accurate than those generated by the carriers. This is a huge advantage, as timing errors can increase costs significantly. »

FourKites Dynamic Ocean solves all shipping challenges, with advanced document management and collaboration features; innovative real-time tracking capabilities, including highly accurate predictive estimated times of arrival (ETA); and full multimodal visibility from port to gate, including warehouses, for shippers to identify and manage the main causes of rising charges.

About FourKites

The Leading Global Supply Chain Visibility Platform FourKites® expands visibility beyond transportation, as it also applies to depots, warehouses, stores and more. Tracking more than 2.5 million shipments by road, rail, sea, air and post daily, and covering more than 200 countries, FourKites combines real-time data and powerful machine learning to help customers businesses that digitize their supply chains, end to end. More than 1,000 of the world’s leading brands, including 9 of the top 10 consumer giants, and 18 of the top 20 food and beverage companies, trust FourKites to transform their businesses and build value chains. more agile, better and more sustainable retrieval. To find out more, visit our website

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Scott Johnson
Public Relations Manager Europe of FourKites
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