SAN JOSE, Calif. — August 24, 2011 — CargoSmart Limited, a leading Software as a Service (SaaS) global shipping and logistics solutions provider, today announced that Hellmann Worldwide Logistics, one of the world’s top logistics service providers, has selected CargoSmart’s Private Label Sailing Schedule to provide access to up-to-date and interactive schedules to its global operations team. The solution allows Hellmann to rapidly deploy ocean carrier schedule functionality and save time looking up over 25 carriers’ schedules from a centralized location. Hellmann’s operations team will rely on CargoSmart’s high quality schedule information to make timely and accurate bookings for its customers.
Hellmann has over 9,000 employees in 211 branch offices in 48 countries. Hellmann’s operations team used to obtain sailing schedules from over 25 ocean carriers’ Web sites, carrier sales representatives, and published schedules. Hellmann wanted to automate its process to save time obtaining accurate carrier schedules and to provide high quality service for its customers.
“We selected CargoSmart’s solutions to deliver the best quality sailing schedule information available to our stakeholders,” said Jens Pottschul, Vice President, Seafreight Asia at Hellmann. “After careful evaluation and visiting CargoSmart’s customer support team in South China, we are confident that we selected the right partner to develop and improve the services we provide to our global customers.”
Hellmann selected CargoSmart’s Private Label Sailing Schedule to consolidate the latest ocean schedules and make them available to its global organization through its internal Web site. The solution’s extensive schedule data and reporting functionality will allow the global operations team to save time looking up and choosing the best available options to share with customers.
CargoSmart engages in stringent data quality management to continuously monitor and improve sailing schedule data quality for its customers. CargoSmart runs automated schedule data validation, reviews reports to identify missing schedule information from carriers, and spot-checks schedules for accuracy. If CargoSmart identifies errors or missing schedule information, CargoSmart’s customer service team works with carriers to correct the data.
“We are honored that Hellmann has selected CargoSmart as a trusted and reliable solutions provider for sailing schedule management,” said Steve Siu, chief executive officer of CargoSmart. “We look forward to working with Hellmann to continuously improve service and data quality to enhance its operations.”
About Hellmann Worldwide Logistics
Founded in 1871, Hellmann Worldwide Logistics has today become one of the worldwide leading logistics service providers. The family-owned company has a global network of 16,500 people with 443 offices located in 157 countries and the company reported revenues of 3.53 billion Euros in 2010. Hellmann offers a complete range of core logistic services including: air and sea freight, road and rail freight, customs brokerage, warehousing, e-commerce as well as industry specific solutions such as fashion, health care, automotive and perishable logistics. For more information, visit http://www.hellmann.net.
CargoSmart Limited (www.cargosmart.com) is a Software as a Service (SaaS) global shipping and logistics solutions provider, with advanced visibility and exception management, that enables shippers, consignees, and logistics service providers to keep cargo moving and delivered on time. Through online tools and integration services, CargoSmart customers can plan, process, and monitor the critical path of multiple-carrier shipments and communicate in-depth, timely information to key supply chain associates. CargoSmart launched its services in October 2000 and has helped over 22,000 customers lower transportation management costs, streamline operations, and reduce the risk of late shipments.