Documentation automation designed for global trade’s new era

Solving supply chain challenges the traditional siloed systems can’t.

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Our purpose

Our mission is to give global trade professionals access to all markets, regardless of size, location, or borders. We want to enable companies to focus on what they do best – delivering their products and services, while we handle the complexities of trade execution.
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Our vision

Our vision is to become the go-to platform for global trade execution, solve challenges that traditional siloed systems can’t, and continuously innovate to provide the best solution for trade professionals.

As the global trade industry faces heightened challenges, it is more important than ever to have a platform that can adapt and provide you with the agility and resilience needed to navigate these obstacles.

That’s where TradeLanes comes in.

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About Tradelanes

The shift to agility and resilience

In the past, global trade has been primarily about optimization and cost savings. Today, global supply chains are facing increasing volatility and uncertainty - from natural disasters to geopolitical events, companies need agility and resilience more than ever before.

We designed TradeLanes to help companies navigate these unpredictable conditions by providing real-time insights and automation capabilities that enable them to quickly and efficiently react to changing circumstances. We searched for a way to combine all aspects of global trade execution - from bookings to customs documentation - into one platform, streamlining processes and reducing manual work.

In the end, we created a world-class, innovative solution for global trade execution that could handle every aspect of the trade process.

History Timeline

With global disruptions constantly hitting the supply chain, the era of agile and resilient trade is upon us. TradeLanes is at the forefront, ready to navigate through the uncertainty and drive success for global traders.

2015

Our CEO meets small manufacturer that turned down $1 MM contract because they did not know how to complete export docs. TradeLanes was born. At the same time, California Port Strike and Hanjin bankruptcy create supply chain chaos.

2016

TradeLanes develops industry expertise by spending thousands of hours onsite with export teams learning daily operations, watching the magic happen by spreadsheet. Trade tensions between the US and China create trade disruptions.

2017

Our first enterprise pilots for the TradeLanes platform are conducted, built with feedback from industry leading export teams - documentation specialists and logistics coordinators. The US pulls out of TPP, increasing global trade uncertainty.

2018

TradeLanes piloted with 1 of the top 4 global agriculture merchants and won support from Plug+Play Logistics Platform + Techstars Farm-to-Fork with Cargill/Ecolab. Global trade policies continue to create uncertainty for exporters.

2019

TradeLanes experiences exceptionally high growth - grows customer base, hires new team members and secures first round of institutional venture capital funding to fuel that growth.

2020

TradeLanes launches shipping's first ever Survey of Exporters: Disruptions & Costs to Earliest Return Date showing that ERD delays cost on average $1,000 per shipment for most exporters. 

2021

The pandemic supply chain crisis is at an all time high. Increasingly rapid demand for the TradeLanes platform leads to investments that make TradeLanes more accessible across an expanding customer base with a global market footprint.

2022

TradeLanes 2.0 takes shape.... Stay tuned for more updates soon...

Meet the industry experts behind TradeLanes

At TradeLanes, our team is made up of experts in global trade, logistics, technology and finance. With decades of experience in the industry, we understand the challenges companies face in international trade and have developed innovative solutions to streamline the process.

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Vijay Harrell
CEO & Founder
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Diane Chick
Head of Customer and Product Operations
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Danielle Russell
Head of Product
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TradeLanes - Where the industry experts share and enhance their knowledge

We’re not just helping our customers grow. We’re leveling up careers, too. Join us and become part of a team that’s revolutionizing global trade.

TradeLanes is backed by top tier investors