Avantida continues to grow its network in the US, with ZIM joining
Maersk on the platform
ANTWERP, Belgium–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Avantida, an E2open company, announced today that ZIM, one of the
leading shipping lines, has partnered with Avantida to offer street turn
services in the United States via the Avantida platform. ZIM, the second
shipping line to offer this service to US transporters, joins Maersk,
who introduced the Avantida platform to the US and Canada last month.
Avantida’s platform facilitates empty container triangulation, or the
reuse of an import container for an export booking (street turn). This
fully digital process offered by ZIM not only provides dispatchers and
planners requesting street turns with an accurate, reliable response, it
also reduces time, transport costs and CO2 emissions as truck miles are
In less than a month since Avantida launched in the US and Canada, it
has welcomed over 130 transport and logistics companies to its platform.
Adding ZIM to the Avantida network allows end users to experience the
benefits of connecting with multiple shipping lines on one single
“We are quickly gaining traction in the US. The partnerships
with Maersk and now ZIM reflect the market’s eagerness to embrace the
Avantida platform,” said Luc De Clerck, CEO, Avantida. “We hope
to soon offer the transport community in the US a central hub for
requesting optimisations to all major shipping lines.”
“We have a successful partnership with Avantida in Europe, and are
sure the platform will provide great opportunities to the transporters
in the US who are seeking to optimise their container transport
planning, while reducing their carbon footprint,” said Gil Lehman,
ZIM US VP Logistics.
“The cooperation is part of ZIM’s ongoing effort to introduce new
advanced platforms for the benefit of our vendors and customers,” added
Ronen Meroz, ZIM Global Intermodal Manager.
Today, the Avantida platform is active in Belgium, The Netherlands,
Germany, Austria, France, Spain, Italy, Portugal, Poland, Lithuania,
Scandinavia, Switzerland, the UK, Mexico, the United States and Canada.
Overall, the platform counts on over 4,000 registered companies and
facilitates an average of 2,000 transactions a day.
Avantida, an E2open company, is an online
platform that facilitates services offered by ocean lines to transport
and logistic companies for digitally optimised container transport
planning. Headquartered in Antwerp, Belgium, with a tech hub in Krakow,
Poland, Avantida is an agile team of 30 entrepreneurial minds that aims
to digitally transform traditional logistics processes. To such extent,
that major global ocean lines regard them as one of the most advanced
players in their field, creating financial opportunities for all
stakeholders in the chain. Services include reuse (empty container
triangulation) and change of the assigned drop-off and pick-up location.
Since 1945, ZIM provides creative operational and
logistical solutions to customers. Over the years ZIM has grown to
become a leading force in the shipping industry, by pioneering
innovative technologies and expanding its vast geographical network
while maintaining its tradition of excellence.
At E2open, we are creating a more connected,
intelligent supply chain. One that starts with the ability to sense and
respond to real-time demand and supply constraints. One that brings
together data from customers, channels, suppliers, contract
manufacturers and partners. One that enables companies to use data in
real time, with cognitive artificial intelligence and machine learning
to drive smarter decisions. One that delivers all this complex
information through a single pane of glass that provides a clear view
across the supply and demand ecosystem. E2open is changing everything.
Demand. Supply. Delivered. www.e2open.com.
Luc De Clerck,
+32 (0)475 26 98 84
BSY Associates Inc.