INTTRA, a leading provider of e-commerce solutions for the ocean freight industry, and The Descartes Systems Group Inc. (TSX: DSG) (NASDAQ: DSGX), a federated global logistics network, announced an alliance to enhance international ocean shipping processes and capabilities available to the global user community. This alliance provides a global network capable of managing the entire ocean cargo shipment lifecycle.
Descartes’ solution provides a suite of supply chain execution and compliance services to the international trade community powered by the Global Logistics Network, one of the largest multi-modal logistics networks in the industry. INTTRA provides access to a large network of ocean container freight carriers and enables shippers of all types to manage bookings and shipping instructions with any carrier on the network through an accepted standard business process.
Customers using the Descartes Global Logistics Network can now electronically manage the entire ocean cargo shipment lifecycle, including connectivity to a broader community of carriers to submit bookings as well as contract and rate management, visibility to shipment status, electronic document exchange, and the submission and management of customs filings and more. Members of the federated INTTRA and Descartes community can benefit from streamlined and standardized ocean shipping processes, increased visibility and faster time-to-value for all parties within the ocean community.
"Descartes represents a large number of important ocean forwarders and shippers. We’re pleased to have INTTRA as part of our United-by-Design alliance program to expand the value of Descartes’ Global Logistics Network by enhancing our ability to offer seamless carrier connectivity to ocean container shippers," said, Eric Bossdorf, Vice President, Global Logistics Network at Descartes. "By teaming with INTTRA, we now have a comprehensive shipment management service that standardizes and automates the entire shipment management process and can improve efficiencies for all stakeholders in the ocean freight community."
"INTTRA’s strategy is to provide easy and robust connectivity to any user that uses ocean containers," said Ronald DeBlis, INTTRA’s Vice President, Regional Sales and Professional Services. "By Descartes joining INTTRA’s Alliance network we can enable more shippers to connect electronically to their container lines and further standardize ocean shipment business processes and increase efficiencies."