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UK freight forwarder backed by tech titans wants to challenge DSV and Maersk

UK-based digital freight forwarder Beacon wants to take on freight forwarding majors such as DSV Panalpina and Maersk. The company is backed by Amazon's founder and former Google and Uber chief executives.

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Former Uber executive Fraser Robinson is on a mission.

As head of Uber's European business, he helped propel the global taxi industry into an existential crisis, and before doing that he helped shake up the otherwise comfortable travel industry in his role as commercial executive at travel platform Lastminute.com.

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