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 with us.

Our Story

In August 2015, Philipp and Akshay Dodeja walked into the offices of a trucking company in Oakland, California. They were seeking feedback on a prototype for an online service for the trucking industry. The feedback came swiftly - they hadn't built something they needed. But they did learn about the struggles of the industry, the cumbersome processes of moving a container from the port to the warehouse and onto a truck. One of their interviewees, Bill Aboudi of AB Trucking, was so excited to have two software engineers looking for problems to solve that he offered them space to work out of his office and learn whatever they could learn.

The next morning, Akshay and Phillip showed up to AB Trucking, grabbed a seat and started building what is now Terminal49.

Since then, we've raised money from some of the most respected investors in Silicon Valley, and we've attracted all types of customers from across the USA, from shippers looking to streamline their shipping supply chain, to Brokers, 3PLs and Freight Forwarders keen to deliver the best visibility possible to their clients.

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 Terminal49 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.

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.”