As a technology-led organization, Vanguard implements cutting-edge systems which create real value for customers. We focus on process, usability, and integration so that customers can make informed shipping decisions in real time and monitor the progress of their cargo once it is on the move, and then pass on the added value to their own customers by integrating with our systems and processes. With the largest owned network worldwide, Vanguard is able to ensure the delivery of these solutions to a consistent standard across the globe.

End-to-end control and visibility

Part of being at the forefront of the shipping industry is maintaining technological leadership. As such, we provide freight forwarders using our network to extend and complement their own with access to a comprehensive suite of advanced online tools, including our Control Tower and Visibility Plus programs. Combined with one of the most comprehensive rating engines in the industry, our best-in-class door-to-door, tracking & tracing, and freight availability solutions allow customers to generate schedules and view estimates, book shipments, monitor transport progress, and release cargo in a highly user-friendly IT environment. Taken together, our applications promise nothing less than unmatched levels of control and visibility end-to-end.

Seamless integration and exchange

Vanguard supports customers’ businesses by offering peerless integration options which also make the added value of Vanguard’s industry leading tools available as part of customers’ own service offering. Besides offering streamlined integration, our strong EDI capability has allowed us to develop private label websites which offer all of the functions of our OEM tools as part of customer-branded interfaces. As such, Vanguard customers not only benefit from world-class technology services, but can pass this benefit on to their own customers as part of their service package.

Never before has it been easier for network operators to manage, control, and monitor cargo on a truly global scale than with Vanguard’s technology solutions – and never before have network operators been able to reap the benefits of IT integration to this degree. Vanguard: the largest owned network, the best technology solutions.

Best-in-class proprietary tools

  • Control Tower – LCL load planning for customers and with Vanguard
  • Visibility Plus – Track and Trace containers and goods with photographic records
  • vRate Calculator – LCL quoting and rates for global destinations
  • Freight Availability – early view freight availability across locations with multiple search options
  • Track and Trace – Global door-to-door views of shipment status
  • Shiprite on Demand – LTL quoting and booking for Vanguard and other LCL shipments