About us

We believe the freight forwarding processs should be transparent, neutral and conducted within a fair market.

Made in Holland, used globally

Our mission is to create powerful software that simplifies and boosts global freight forwarding. Creating the platform that streamlines business opportunities for forwarders and carriers. Providing neutral comparisons of the most recent rates per route and easy management from request to booking. Cargoguide, founded in 2003 by Jorre and Iwert Cobelens in the Netherlands, introduced Cargo Office as the first independently managed global solution with a pre-filled rate database for air freight.

Currently operating in 84 countries, Cargoguide publishes air and ocean freight rates for thousands of customers around the world, from small forwarders to large multinationals. Since 2017 Cargoguide is part of WiseTech Global, a leading developer and provider of software solutions to the logistics execution industry globally. Customers include 12,000+ of the world’s logistics companies across 130 countries, including 38 of the top 50 global third party logistics providers and 25 of the 25 largest global freight forwarders.

The story so far

2003

Cargoguide was founded by Jorre and Iwert Cobelens. The first independently managed global solution with a pre-filled rate database.

Aquired AFRA from OAG. AFRA was a web-based solution which facilitated the timely and transparent communication of real-time rates information between carriers and freight forwarders in a secure online environment, eliminating the need for paper-based communications and sales quotations between forwarders and shippers.

2013
2017

WiseTech Global acquires Cargoguide International. Leading developer and provider of software solutions to the logistics execution industry globally.

Launch of Cargoguide, the platform that streamlines business opportunities for forwarders and carriers. Providing neutral comparisons of the most recent rates per route and easy management from request to booking.

2019