What Is OpenFreight!
A Standard For All
OpenFreight is a community of carriers, forwarders, BCOs, and logistics technology companies that are removing data silos with open multimodal freight standards. Together, we can provide better, more efficient logistics services, benefitting every player across the supply chain.
In order to ensure easier adoption and lower bars to entry, community membership and access to the standards is free of charge.
Who benefits from OpenFreight?
Global freight is ubiquitous and, increasingly, so our technology platforms. But they’re only as effective as their ability to communicate in a streamlined fashion. While OpenFreight standards can be utilized by any relevant player, design partners leveraging it include ocean carriers, airlines, forwarders, BCOs, and logistics technology companies.
Initial OpenFreight Standards
Setting a new standard
The initial OpenFreight standards were developed internally at Freightos and are already used by dozens of global organizations. While they broadly focus on pricing, booking and documentation standards, the focus is rapidly expanding to full Track & Trace standards as well. Current standards include:
- Request For Spot Quote – request a price for a specific lane, load type and mode
- Tariff – prices for specific lanes, load types and modes
- Tender – an Excel file with list of lanes and goes back and forth between client and forwarder or carrier until there’s an agreement on pricing.
- Booking – book a shipment based on a specific RFQ, including two-way commitment, and all the shipment details (e.g. documents, consignee, consignor, commodity type, status)
- Track & Trace – request and response on shipment status, location, etc. (Coming shortly…)
Streamlined Digitization. Together.
The digital revolution has left no supply chain untouched. As carriers, forwarders, and BCOs prepare for an even more digital future, the ability to increase efficiency and speed is limited by the capacity to integrate.
OpenFreight standards streamline the conversations between parties by enabling developers, designers, and consultants to speak one common language, whether they’re pricing a shipment or managing a 30,000 row annual tender.
Seamless integration means fewer manual touch-points, more rapid integrations, reduced costs and, most importantly, increase revenue.