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We are SHIPSTA

About SHIPSTA

SHIPSTA is an internationally operating software company with its headquarter in Mertert, Luxembourg, in addition to its three branch offices, e.g. located in the Digital Logistics Hub in Hamburg. SHIPSTA offers the most innovative platform for logistics and we are specialized in the development of

intelligent software solutions for digital and smart purchasing of logistics. This includes both freight tenders as well as short-term rate requests for transports in the online marketplace.

 

Our founders

We have an excellent expert team at the head of us, all together counting up more than 80 years of experience.

Christian Wilhelm

Christian Wilhelm

Founder & CEO

 + 15 years of experience in the field of logistics, eProcurement, Supply Chain Management, Carrier Management. Former KUEHNE & NAGEL Manager

Stefan Maratzki

Stefan Maratzki

Co-Founder & CTO

+20 years of experience in IT, Software Developer, +8 years of Project Consulting. Former KUEHNE + NAGEL Senior Software Developer.

Oliver Ritzmann

Oliver Ritzmann

Co-Founder & CCO

+20 years of experience in Logistics, Supply Chain Management, Procurement, Project Management. Former KUEHNE + NAGEL Manager.

Jürgen Leger

Jürgen Leger

Co-Founder & Managing Director

+ 25 years of experience in the field of IT-Consultancy, Business Engineering, Agile Innovation Management as well as Strategic Company Leadership

Our success story

SHIPSTA is one of the market leaders for digital and innovative freight procurement and sets new standards in the field of logistics with its solutions.

2015 - How it all began

SHIPSTA was founded in 2015 by CW, SM and OR. The three founders got to know each other at K&N and can show an enormous industry expertise due to a longterm working experience. They quickly recognized that the wave of digitization seems to pass by a big part of the logistics industry and this was the date of birth of the logistics experts‘ mission to revolutionize logistics procurement.

2016 - Our first product iLogIC
iLogic stands for “integriertes Logistik InformationsCenter“ and this was the first marketable solution for the branch of eLogistics. iLogic was the basis for digital administration of freight rates, applicable for all transport modes as well as for the edit of freight tenderings.
2018 - The start of digital freight purchasing

In 2018, the cross-platform eProcurement suite ShipstaGO was successfully launched as a consistent further development of iLogiC. The web-based platform enables simple, efficient and flexible purchase of freight rates and quickly inspired well-known customers. SHIPSTA is now one of the market leaders for digital and innovative freight purchasing and has set new standards in logistics.

2019 - The rapid growth continues

The basis for further growth is formed by our steadily growing team with more than 35 technology and logistic experts, distributed to the four locations, in addition to the prestigious Venture Capitalist firms RTP Global Investments and Mangrove Capital Partners. RTP Global Investments and Mangrove Capital Partners stabilize the basis for further growth.

2020 - The revolution in rate requests

In summer 2020, Shipsta started out with the Spot Live online marketplace SHIPSTAGO.com to provide a procurement solution for short term based transports. SHIPSTAGO.com was not only brought to life to enable this kind of procurement, but also to give the opportunity of sharing freight rates, building up a market intelligence and establishing autonomuous procurement processes with the help of KI.

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Our fantastic team

We speak your language: BAF, CAF, VGM, Low Sulfur, ISPS, HS-Code, THC- Anyone who has been involved in logistics procurement for years, knows what is important.

Our team ideally combines many years of industry and logistics expertise with innovative technologies.

Our daily spirit is constantly influenced and formed as we sustainably change the world of logistics. As we act in concert, we challenge ourselves and share the same aims. We never walk alone on the way to a digital future in terms of freight procurement, but take these steps together as a highly motivated expert team:

Sonja Vlaar

Sonja Vlaar

Chief Operating Officer

With my team, I take care of our customers. We use our new technologies and agile processes to implement the best possible solution for our clients.

Meike

Meike

Project Manager Customer Operations

I support our customers with implementing our software and I enjoy working in such an innovative and variing environment as at SHIPSTA.

Sylvia

Sylvia

Head of Marketing

SHIPSTA offers the perfect surrounding for further professional development. For me, it is a lot of fun changing the world of logistics essentially by working in a team.

Oliver

Oliver

Head of Sales

Personal contact is the key to success. Whether at a web demo or in person, I am happy to convince future customers of our platform.

Philip

Philip

Manager Revenue & Growth

I enjoy working at SHIPSTA - from day 1 I felt like a member of the team. I can also take on many exciting and responsible projects.

Sebastian

Sebastian

Customer Success / Project Manager

I've been in the Customer Success Team for over a year now, and every day I look forward to new challenges and the opportunities that a startup offers!

Petra

Petra

Software tester

As a quality assurance manager, I am committed to optimizing software quality. Thanks to creative collaboration with all stakeholders, I look forward to exciting tasks every day.

Team

Team

+ 60 other brilliant members

Our team ideally combines strategic employers, proficient experts, young talents, skillful techies and smart sales genius‘

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