• ITVI.USA
    12,525.980
    26.130
    0.2%
  • OTRI.USA
    16.470
    0.260
    1.6%
  • OTVI.USA
    12,518.030
    31.350
    0.3%
  • TLT.USA
    2.650
    0.010
    0.4%
  • TSTOPVRPM.ATLPHL
    2.630
    0.110
    4.4%
  • TSTOPVRPM.CHIATL
    1.910
    0.050
    2.7%
  • TSTOPVRPM.DALLAX
    1.250
    -0.060
    -4.6%
  • TSTOPVRPM.LAXDAL
    2.390
    0.130
    5.8%
  • TSTOPVRPM.PHLCHI
    1.330
    0.070
    5.6%
  • TSTOPVRPM.LAXSEA
    2.750
    0.020
    0.7%
  • WAIT.USA
    103.000
    -17.000
    -14.2%
  • ITVI.USA
    12,525.980
    26.130
    0.2%
  • OTRI.USA
    16.470
    0.260
    1.6%
  • OTVI.USA
    12,518.030
    31.350
    0.3%
  • TLT.USA
    2.650
    0.010
    0.4%
  • TSTOPVRPM.ATLPHL
    2.630
    0.110
    4.4%
  • TSTOPVRPM.CHIATL
    1.910
    0.050
    2.7%
  • TSTOPVRPM.DALLAX
    1.250
    -0.060
    -4.6%
  • TSTOPVRPM.LAXDAL
    2.390
    0.130
    5.8%
  • TSTOPVRPM.PHLCHI
    1.330
    0.070
    5.6%
  • TSTOPVRPM.LAXSEA
    2.750
    0.020
    0.7%
  • WAIT.USA
    103.000
    -17.000
    -14.2%
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Project44 opens Paris office, second in Europe

Logistics technology provider project44 said late Dec. 3 that it has opened an office in Paris, its second European office after Aalborg, Denmark.

Renaud Houri, project44’s senior vice president of Europe, the Middle East and Africa, will oversee the Paris office, the company said. Houri joined project44 in July after spending time at IBM and Shippeo.

Chicago-based project44, which is privately held, entered Europe in December 2018 after acquiring GateHouse Logistics, a firm based in Aalborg, about 140 miles from Copenhagen. Project44 also has teams in Germany, the Netherlands, Italy and Spain.

The company builds order and shipping visibility tools that provide a real-time view of an end-to-end supply chain. Using these tools, businesses can get a comprehensive view of how their supply chains are working and problem areas that need to be addressed.

Project44 specializes in the “one-to-many” communications model embodied in its Application Programming Interface tool, commonly known as API. By being the backbone connecting a customer with all carriers through one set of pipes, API promises a speed and depth of data flow and integration never available before in transportation, its advocates contend.

The company started by connecting shippers with less-than-truckload (LTL) carriers. It has since expanded to encompass truckload, intermodal, parcel and ocean freight services. It also supports small-package transactions in Africa, Asia and Australia.

Project44 finished second behind Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) in the voting for the FreightTech 25 top providers for 2020. The top 25 were announced at the FreightWaves LIVE Chicago on Nov. 13.

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Mark Solomon

Formerly the Executive Editor at DC Velocity, Mark Solomon joined FreightWaves as Managing Editor of Freight Markets. Solomon began his journalistic career in 1982 at Traffic World magazine, ran his own public relations firm (Media Based Solutions) from 1994 to 2008, and has been at DC Velocity since then. Over the course of his career, Solomon has covered nearly the whole gamut of the transportation and logistics industry, including trucking, railroads, maritime, 3PLs, and regulatory issues. Solomon witnessed and narrated the rise of Amazon and XPO Logistics and the shift of the U.S. Postal Service from a mail-focused service to parcel, as well as the exponential, e-commerce-driven growth of warehouse square footage and omnichannel fulfillment.
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