Zvi Schreiber

Freightos Group

Founder and, CEO

Zvi Schreiber ("tsvee shryber"), a serial tech entrepreneur, is founder and CEO of Freightos. Freightos is the digital booking platform of the half-trillion-dollar international freight industry.

Previously, Zvi was CEO of Lightech (acquired by GE), and of Unicorn (acquired by IBM). Zvi holds a Ph.D. in computer science and is the author of Fizz, the history of physics in a novel, and of Money, Going out of Style, which explores money & economics. He is a frequent speaker at industry events and author of various articles, papers, and patents. 

Sessions With Zvi Schreiber

Friday, 25 February

  • 01:45pm - 02:15pm (PST) / 25/feb/2022 09:45 pm - 25/feb/2022 10:15 pm

    Will Shipping Lines Start Requiring Online Quotes?

    We are well into the era of online rate ubiquity, an environment in which ocean rates of all types and structures are discoverable and bookable through numerous platforms. As well as neutral platforms, instant rates and — sometimes — dynamic quotes are on offer from a bevy of forwarders, container lines, and even terminal operators. If access to online quotes is now a given, the question then becomes: What happens next? Does online quoting become a direct replacement for a spot? Or does it become a tool to drastically reshape procurement behavior for both forwarders and shippers? Maersk Line, for instance, has indicated it will begin to route any non-shopper volume through its online guaranteed tool Maersk Spot. JOC editors heard chatter at various points in 2021 that certain carriers were essentially shuttling volume toward their online quoting engines. If that wasn’t exactly a mandate, given this past year’s supply crunch, it effectively became one. This session will explore where the ocean freight marketplace concept goes in 2022 and beyond, with perspective from a neutral platform, and a rate marketplace operated by one of the world’s largest forwarders.