Parsippany, NJ, February 2, 2012 - INTTRA, the leading provider of e-commerce solutions for the ocean freight industry, today announces significant expansion of its global alliance network to a total of 70 information solutions providers. The INTTRA Alliance network added 12 new members in 2011, and during the same period, transaction volumes from alliance network members grew over 20% with EDI transactions growing in excess of 28%. The INTTRA software alliance network consists of global software vendors, information service providers and port community systems that connect their customers to INTTRA's standardized multi-carrier transportation network which includes over thirty of the world's largest ocean carriers and NVOCCs.
The aim of the global shipping community today is to streamline their supply chain operations to reduce complexity and eliminate inefficiencies. Information management solutions providers that connect to INTTRA enable their shipper customers to optimize their IT investment and enhance their transportation network resources with increased visibility, faster and more accurate document flow, and the most efficient way to process ocean shipments.
INTTRA's alliance network contributes over 11% of the container transactions initiated through the INTTRA platform. Substantial growth is expected to continue in 2012 as software providers and their customers clearly see the benefits of an open, independent and flexible multi-carrier network connection for international trade. Over 2 million transactions are processed by INTTRA each month, which represents more than 15% of global ocean container trade.
"We value what a global connectivity network delivers to the world's shipping community in regard to enhanced visibility, operational efficiencies, and responsive supply chain performance," said Andrew Bullen, President & CEO of transportation software provider, IES, Ltd. "Our alliance with INTTRA allows our customers to easily access the largest network of ocean carriers and NVOs which saves them time and effort in processing ocean freight shipments. With a single connection to INTTRA, users don't need to learn the unique attributes of each individual carrier system."
"INTTRA is increasingly viewed as must-have functionality in the international Transportation Management Systems market as well as a strategically important differentiator in completing the solution our alliance partners offer their customers. We are committed to the development of a strong software alliance partner network, and we will continue to innovate to help our alliance partners drive operational efficiencies for their customers. As an open, neutral platform, INTTRA enhances any software a shipper uses," said, John Sharratt, INTTRA, Director Strategic Alliances.
INTTRA is a leading global provider of e-commerce solutions to the ocean freight industry. INTTRA professionals work with over 30 leading carriers and NVOCCs, as well as their customers, to streamline and standardize their shipping processes worldwide through a network of more than 30,000 corporate locations. Over 500,000 container orders are initiated on the INTTRA platform each week, representing more than 15 percent of global ocean container trade.
INTTRA Software Alliance Network members include: Amital Data Ltd., Bridgepoint/MDI, BSM, Bysoft Sistema para Comercio Exterior, CargoWise, CDM Software Solutions, CieTrade, C-Team Systems Inc., DAKOSY Datenkommunikations System, Descartes E-Freight, Elemica, EXportFILE, FCL (Forward Computers Ltd.), Four Soft, Global Information Co., Ltd., Hub-Telematica Scarl, IES, Info-X Software Technology, INTRIS, Kewill, Melco Group Intl. Inc., Nice Shipping Technology Corp, Ozdocs, Penavico XM HQ, Port of Valencia, PortIC, ProcessWeaver, Inc, Prodoc International, Qualitime Solutions, Riege Software International, Softcargo Uruguay, Solulog, Syscon Infotech, Transwide