Spanish freight management company WebCargo has been acquired by Israeli Freightos and together they have become leaders in their sector.
WebCargo ha desarrollado un software para tránsitos aéreos y marítimos de todo el mundo, para optimizar la gestión logística. Su herramienta, WebCargoNet permite acceder a todas las tarifas para envíos aéreos del mercado y envía cotizaciones a clientes en tiempo real. La startup tiene oficinas en Barcelona, Miami (EE.UU) y Shenzen (China).
Freightosis its competitor with Hong Kong-based Israel, which was created in 2012 and since 2012 has raised a total of $23.3M in 4 investment rounds, the last one in 2015. Freightos is more focused on land transport and has a platform that connects all players: customers, companies and freight forwarders.
The purchase of WebCargo is the first acquisition by the Israeli company, which will make it the largest company in the online freight management sector, a growing niche market in which new competitors are emerging.
Webcargonet se mantendrá como empresa independiente dentro de Freightos, y su primer objetivo es instaurar el 'ebooking' para la carga, como ya hacen otras empresas con los pasajeros.
Al final, el tiempo ahorrado para las empresas de transporte supone que el usuario final reciba su iPhone antes y por menos dinero.
Además de Webcargonet, en España hay varias startups en este sector. Algunas de ellas han recibido financiación por importes bastante elevados para una empresa española.
Packlinkfor example, founded in 2012, has received a total of $23.5M, the latest round was received in September 2015 and is already operating in Spain, Germany, France and Italy.
Icontainers is an online shipping management platform that has received a total of $8M from investors such as Kibo Ventures and Serena Capital. The last round was received in June 2016.
In 2016 we have seen several Spanish companies being bought by their foreign competitors.
As we have already mentioned in previous posts, Privalia has been bought by Vente Priveé, Olapic by Monotype, the Red Fridge by Just Eat e.t.c
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