WiseTech Global acquires Southampton’s logistics software provider Datafreight
One of the shipping industry’s leading logistic management software provider, Datafreight – has been acquired by WiseTech Global.
With their offices based in Southampton, Datafreight provides integrated logistics solutions, including HMRC customs software, specialist consultancy for UK customs compliance and freight forwarding solutions for all modes of transport, along with warehousing capabilities for managing bonded and un-bonded warehouses in the UK. Their scalable solutions are used by large and small organisations including customers such as TNT International, Allport Cargo Services, Charles Kendall Freight, COSCO Shipping, DACHSER, Maersk Lines, and many other logistics providers and organisations.
DataFreight’s Co-Founder and Managing Director, Ian Brown, said “Becoming part of a leading global group like WiseTech will help us fast-track our product innovation and build out solutions that will make cross-border compliance, forwarding and warehousing management in UK, and internationally, safer, quicker and more efficient for our customers. Together, we are committed to our customers and their business requirements, as we work with WiseTech Global to enhance and scale up our product capabilities.”
Remaining under the leadership of Ian Brown, DataFreight’s operations will be integrated within the WiseTech Global group and DataFreight will continue to deliver its customs management solutions directly to its own customers, along with WiseTech’s integrated global logistics platform, CargoWise One.
Steve Wyeth, founder & director of SDW commented “This is fantastic news for Ian & Sharon, who I have know for nearly 20 years, initially working for Allport Cargo Services who are Customers of Datafreight, through to recruiting for Datafreight and attending various industry functions such as the BIFA Freight Awards over the years”