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February 26, 2019

WiseTech Global Acquires Containerchain

Pic: WiseTech Global

Pic: WiseTech Global

Logistics software company WiseTech Global has announced its acquisition of Singaporean supply chain tracking and management software firm Containerchain.

Based in Singapore, Containerchain provides optimization services such as real-time tracking, operational planning and automation to logistics communities in Europe, the US and the Asia-Pacific region.

Containerchain serves the container community of empty container depots, road transporters, container terminals, warehouses, shipping lines and cargo owners.

 Its customers include Qube Holdings, CMA CGM, ACFS Port Logistics, Arrow Transport and Logistics, Chalmers, DP World Logistics Australia, Kuehne + Nagel, Cogent Holdings, CWT, Eng Kong, ITS ConGlobal, ANL Container Line, Port of Tauranga, Pinnacle Corporation, CDAS (Container Depot Association of Singapore) and many other logistics providers and organisations.

WiseTech Global Founder and CEO, Richard White, said “Containerchain is a valuable connector technology, digitising and optimising container depot operations and gate slot-bookings, adding adjacent technology to our portfolio of CargoWise One 2PL and 3PL execution capabilities and further facilitating our new platform in development, CargoWise Nexus."

WiseTech Global is acquiring Containerchain from founder Tony Paldano and funds managed by CHAMP Private Equity.  Containerchain will remain under the joint leadership of Managing Director, Chris Collins, and Founder, Tony Paldano, and will continue to deliver innovative containerised solutions to their customers worldwide.

Containerchain will also have opportunities to grow more rapidly outside of ANZ and Singapore arising from many of the 12,000 organisations globally who utilise WiseTech’s integrated supply chain execution solutions, along with WiseTech’s adjacent technology providers and new geographic regions within the global group.