May 27, 2021: Vanguard Logistics and WebCargo have partnered to provide forwarders with real-time access to LCL spot rates, negotiated rates, and eBooking on WebCargo AcceleRate, the multimodal rate management and eBooking platform.

Extending WebCargo's leading air cargo pricing and eBooking capabilities to ocean, the API connection with Vanguard Logistics includes global port-to-port coverage, as well as door rates connecting 20 origin and destination countries. This represents an important first for LCL carrier integration, providing additional flexibility for global forwarders and their customers.

"Over the past few years, Vanguard has focused on developing a cutting edge LCL platform that simplifies pricing, booking, and visibility for our customers," said Graham Cousins, chief strategy officer at Vanguard Logistics. "Integrations to other key platforms, like WebCargo AcceleRate, is a natural evolution, making LCL booking even more accessible and transparent to our customers."

"Given the importance of LCL shipping, particularly evident over the past few months, meant that this was a mode where we wanted to drive further innovation" said Daniel Bataller, VP operations at WebCargo "As a top-tier global LCL consolidator with a technology-driven mindset that matches our own, we're proud to partner with Vanguard to make global freight smoother."

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