INTTRA, the largest multi-carrier e-commerce platform for the ocean shipping industry, has signed an alliance agreement with Kewill to formalise the integration of its solution into the Kewill Forwarding (KFF) platform.
Users of the latest version of the Kewill Forwarding (KFF) suite for global freight can now use INTTRA’s shipping solution, which is built-in as standard, to facilitate electronic booking requests for shipped consignments. By using the INTTRA portal, users making booking requests and submitting shipping instructions can receive confirmations and appropriate status messages when booking space prior to departure. The system can then accept or reject the request dependent on available space and alert the user on the outcome.
John Sharratt, Director, Strategic Alliances of INTTRA comments: "Traditionally, Kewill’s operational users had to make shipment bookings via manual processes such as phone, e-mail or fax. But now, with the integration of the INTTRA platform with Kewill’s freight forwarding solution the booking and shipping instruction process has been completely automated and the user experience made far simpler."
Kewill will continue to work with INTTRA to integrate additional time-saving e-commerce tools into Kewill Forwarding, including its Sailing Schedules feature. Kewill is also considering the possibility of using INTTRA for e-Invoicing and is delighted to see the great progress being made with OceanMetrics, INTTRA’s new actionable, online performance measurement platform.
Ritu Rooney, Global Product Manager of Kewill Forwarding, adds: "Partnering with INTTRA, helps us serve our customers better and provides big productivity improvements. Prior to integrating INTTRA’s e-commerce shipping solution with our system, customers would either carry out manual processes or require specific interfaces for each carrier. Now, rather than a multitude of carrier interfaces, there’s just one – and INTTRA acts as a conduit portal."