Who we are…

We believe software should be useful, simple, and fast – so you can work better, get more accomplished, and make smarter decisions for your business.

Cargoguide was founded by Jorre and Iwert Cobelens in 2003, at a small home office in the Netherlands. During the years leading up to launching Cargo Office, Jorre worked for an international forwarder.

As he became more familiar with the business, he looked for tools to help search for airfreight rate prices. Together they wanted to find a way to easily search for rates and compare them for his clients. They wanted a service that innovated with technology and was beautifully designed. They couldn’t find one…

So they decided to invest their own time, energy and money into creating a better way to run the forwarding business – and Cargo Office Air was born. Cargo Office was introduced as the first independently managed solution with a pre-filled rate database for air freight.

Cargo Office Air was immediately embraced by other forwarders looking for a simpler and better way to work. Today, Cargoguide publishes air and ocean freight rates for thousands of customers around the world, from small businesses, middle size international companies to departments within Fortune 500 companies. Nowadays it has become the industry’s standard for efficient air freight management.

Headquartered in Utrecht, we’re independent and profitable, with our customers as our only investors. Each day we come together to listen to our users, solve problems and continue to improve our service.

In 2017, Cargoguide became a part of the WiseTech Global group. WiseTech Global is a leading developer and provider of software solutions to the logistics industry globally. Its customers include more than 7,000 of the world’s logistics companies across more than 125 countries.

Its flagship product, CargoWise One, forms an integral link in the global supply chain and executes more than 44 billion data transactions annually.
View our press release here for additional details about our relationship with WiseTech Global.



SINCE 2003

About Cargoguide

  • Founded in 2003.
  • Thousands of customers in over 84 countries.
  • Recommended by 98% of our customers according to a customer survey.
  • 99.9% uptime so we are there when you need us.
  • Over 5.300.000 freight rates.
  • Over 30.000 search requests per day