Our Platform

Terminal 49’s online platform gives importers, trucking companies and brokers complete visibility into end-to-end trade operations and container movements. Our product helps importers track all ocean shipments, collaborate with multiple trucking companies on deliveries, get real-time container and SKU-level ETAs, pay vendors and more. All from one place.

Terminal 49 is on the mission the simplify global trade. Terminal 49’s online platform gives importers, trucking companies and brokers complete visibility into end-to-end trade operations and container movements. Our product helps importers track all ocean shipments, collaborate with multiple trucking companies on deliveries, get real-time container and SKU-level ETAs, pay vendors and more. All from one place.We are on our way to becoming the global leader for the transportation and logistics of shipping containers, and we want to take you wit h us.

Our Founding Team

Our Values

Candid + Respectful Communication

Open, honest and direct communication delivered sincerely, respectfully and genuinely. We hope by taking an open and authentic approach to communication, we will receive the same from you. This way, we can take action on all your feedback to further our shared mission.

Challenge the Status Quo

Logistics has not fundamentally changed over the past 60 years beyond moving some of the communication from snail mail + fax to email. Each one of us at Terminal 49 is comfortable asking questions about why things are run the way they are and how we can improve the status quo.

Extreme Ownership + Moral Integrity

For us, showing integrity and demonstrating extreme ownership is about doing the right thing, even if it means we look bad in front of you. 🙈 We are willing to take this risk because in the situations when we could have done something better, we uncover the root cause and resolve it completely.

Smart + Intellectually Humble

Our team is competent and eager to learn. Ultimately, we are here because we want to use our knowledge and skills to help you. A major component of achieving this goal: is listening.As H. Jackson Brown Jr. said: “Every person that you meet knows something you don't; learn from them.”

Our Story

Terminal 49 started back in August 2015 when Philipp and Akshay walked into the offices of trucking companies in Oakland to get feedback on a prototype of an online service we built for the long haul trucking industry. We quickly realized few of the folks we talked to had a need for what we’ve built because everyone was doing business with the port. At the same time, we learned what extensive struggle and cumbersome process everyone was going through to move a container from the port to the warehouse. One of them, Bill Aboudi of AB Trucking, was so excited about our interest in the his industry that he offered us to work out of his office and learn everything about drayage trucking (trucking at the port). The next morning, we came to his office, grabbed a seat and started what 1.5 years later and several product iterations later would become Terminal 49.