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RAFT APPOINTS ASIA PACIFIC FREIGHT FORWARDING EXPERT ROD TALBOT AS PART OF GROWTH STRATEGY


Talbot brings over 25 years’ experience in logistics and supply chain management to the digital freight forwarding platform

London, UK, Tuesday 7th March 2023: Raft has appointed industry veteran Rod Talbot as Vice President Sales, Asia, to help increase its presence and expertise in the Asia Pacific region.

Talbot, a seasoned senior director and business leader with over 25 years’ experience in supply chain and logistics, was previously Managing Director, Asia, at global freight forwarding software platform provider, WiseTech Global.

“Raft is expanding its global presence and Rod represents a tremendous asset to our team given his experience within Asia Pacific, which is an exciting market for us,” said Lionel van der Walt, Chief Growth Officer, Raft.

“He has considerable experience in implementing cloud-based solutions and delivering streamlined and efficient supply chain value.”

Raft is a digital freight forwarding platform which automates and provides actionable visibility for accounts payable, arrival notice, pre-alerts, and customs clearance workflow.

“Digitization is at the forefront of the air cargo industry, as forwarders are recognising the substantial benefits of using technology to address the expensive and time-consuming challenges they face,” said Talbot.

“In my new role I look forward to using my knowledge of the market to help forwarders across Asia improve their performance and increase their productivity by using innovative digital solutions.”

Raft will be meeting with industry colleagues in Geneva at FIATA’s upcoming HQ Meeting from the 18th to the 21st of March.

About Raft

Raft is the intelligent logistics platform that’s rewriting the technology playbook for freight forwarders and customs brokers in the automation era.
We empower our customers to drive efficiency, collaborate effectively, and deliver more value to their shipper end-customers by automating shipment execution across the entire lifecycle—from operations, finance, customs, and sales to visibility and emissions reporting.

Raft embeds AI into workflows and standardizes diverse data inputs—whether email content, EDI, or API—in order to drive lower-touch shipment execution. This frees up teams to focus on higher value work while reducing costs and driving profitability.

Founded in 2017, Raft serves 60 freight forwarders in 30+ countries globally, including 40% of the A&A’s Top 25 Global Freight Forwarders List.

Our platform is used to execute over 300k shipments per month, saving customers up to 2 hours on every shipment.

Find out more: raft.ai

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RAFT APPOINTS ASIA PACIFIC FREIGHT FORWARDING EXPERT ROD TALBOT AS PART OF GROWTH STRATEGY

Talbot brings over 25 years’ experience in logistics and supply chain management to the digital freight forwarding platform

London, UK, Tuesday 7th March 2023: Raft has appointed industry veteran Rod Talbot as Vice President Sales, Asia, to help increase its presence and expertise in the Asia Pacific region.

Talbot, a seasoned senior director and business leader with over 25 years’ experience in supply chain and logistics, was previously Managing Director, Asia, at global freight forwarding software platform provider, WiseTech Global.

“Raft is expanding its global presence and Rod represents a tremendous asset to our team given his experience within Asia Pacific, which is an exciting market for us,” said Lionel van der Walt, Chief Growth Officer, Raft.

“He has considerable experience in implementing cloud-based solutions and delivering streamlined and efficient supply chain value.”

Raft is a digital freight forwarding platform which automates and provides actionable visibility for accounts payable, arrival notice, pre-alerts, and customs clearance workflow.

“Digitization is at the forefront of the air cargo industry, as forwarders are recognising the substantial benefits of using technology to address the expensive and time-consuming challenges they face,” said Talbot.

“In my new role I look forward to using my knowledge of the market to help forwarders across Asia improve their performance and increase their productivity by using innovative digital solutions.”

Raft will be meeting with industry colleagues in Geneva at FIATA’s upcoming HQ Meeting from the 18th to the 21st of March.

About Raft

Raft is the intelligent logistics platform that’s rewriting the technology playbook for freight forwarders and customs brokers in the automation era.
We empower our customers to drive efficiency, collaborate effectively, and deliver more value to their shipper end-customers by automating shipment execution across the entire lifecycle—from operations, finance, customs, and sales to visibility and emissions reporting.

Raft embeds AI into workflows and standardizes diverse data inputs—whether email content, EDI, or API—in order to drive lower-touch shipment execution. This frees up teams to focus on higher value work while reducing costs and driving profitability.

Founded in 2017, Raft serves 60 freight forwarders in 30+ countries globally, including 40% of the A&A’s Top 25 Global Freight Forwarders List.

Our platform is used to execute over 300k shipments per month, saving customers up to 2 hours on every shipment.

Find out more: raft.ai