zipmend Express takes over 3PL.

A leading provider of freight forwarding and courier transports, is taking over part of the customer base of the insolvent InstaFreight GmbH.

Press release May, 2024

zipmend Express takes over 3PL spot market business (truck transports at daily prices) of InstaFreight GmbH.

zipmend GmbH, a leading provider of freight forwarding and courier transports, is taking over part of the customer base of the insolvent InstaFreight GmbH. This part includes the 3PL spot market business, where customers can have transports carried out at daily prices.

Customers benefit from smooth transition and reliable processing
In the future, existing InstaFreight customers will be able to conveniently handle their spot market transports via the zipmend Express platform. Booking is quick and easy online at

"We are pleased to be able to offer the customers of InstaFreight GmbH a smooth and reliable continuation of their spot market transports," explains Timm Trede, Managing Director of zipmend GmbH. "zipmend Express stands for quality and customer satisfaction. We are a solid and profitable company with no external financing and offer our customers the highest level of security and reliability."

Philipp Ortwein, Managing Director of InstaFreight GmbH, adds: "With zipmend Express, we have found a strong partner who can continue to offer our customers a high quality offer for spot market transports. I am convinced that customers will benefit from zipmend Express' expertise and reliable service."

Dr. Philipp Hackländer, insolvency administrator of InstaFreight GmbH, adds: "The takeover of the spot market business by zipmend Express is a good solution for all parties involved. It ensures the continuation of transport services for customers and at the same time enables a sensible utilization of InstaFreight GmbH's assets."

About zipmend Express
zipmend Express is a leading provider of freight forwarding and courier transports based in Hamburg. The company offers its customers digital booking and handles over 5,000 transports per month. The transports are carried out throughout Europe and include in particular:

  • Express transports: same-day delivery for shipments up to 1.2t
  • Less-than-truckload transports (LTL): Truck transports for shipments up to 12t
  • Full truck load transports (FTL): Truck transports for shipments up to 24t

The zipmend Express team is available to its customers in 14 languages, including German, English, French, Italian, Dutch and Polish. The company is profitable and without debt financing.

zipmend GmbH
Timm Trede (Managing Director)
Große Reichenstr. 27
20457 Hamburg

+49 40 228 597 20
[email protected]

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About InstaFreight

InstaFreight is a leading digital logistics company for overland transport in Europe. Founded in 2016, the company employs more than 200 people across Europe and carries out several thousand transports per week. InstaFreight combines the transport capacity of more than 25,000 carriers in one digital platform and gives shippers access to this capacity. Through digital innovations, the Berlin-based scaleup creates transparency and efficiency within the transport process.

For shippers, InstaFreight handles transports reliably and without complications. By digitalizing the transport process, shippers benefit from efficient processes that save time and money, and a supply chain that is always visible. With InstaFreight, carriers can meet the digital needs of shippers, optimize their capacity utilization, and are paid faster at attractive freight rates.