XenonFS Offers Unique Solution to Manage Challenges Associated With Drayage, Reducing Time and Associated Costs by Up to 90%

Oct 7, 2013

LONG BEACH, Calif., Oct. 7, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- XenonFS, a full
service drayage technology management provider, announced today that it
is offering a new approach to improve drayage service while reducing
costs. By carefully analyzing drayage operations, XenonFS is able to
quantify the total time and costs associated with first and last-mile
cargo moves using customized tools to reduce operating staff time and
costs by up to 90 percent on many drayage moves.

XenonFS cites the amount of time logistics companies spend managing
end-to-end drayage moves and the hidden costs they incur as a result.
The man-hours associated with such tasks as finding the right vendor,
verifying compliance, establishing credit, making payments and tracking
the shipment, often are not evaluated as a part of the drayage costs.
These indirect costs add up quickly, however, especially on unfamiliar
and complicated drayage shipments.

XenonFS's founders set out to fill a gap in the market created by these
inefficiencies. They built a solution that connects all parties in a
multi-modal move, both electronically and operationally.Drayage
information is consolidated into a single system in one location via
XenonFS's web portal or by integrating with their customers' existing
operating software. This ensures that drayage movements are completely
aligned with connecting carriers and shipments move smoothly from
origin to destination.

"What differentiates us is our approach. We offer a unique spin on
traditional brokerage by combining cutting-edge technology with best
practice consulting," says Stacy Lange, director of key accounts for
XenonFS. "Drayage is complex, time consuming, and, often, time
sensitive. Slow reactions or responses lead to additional costs. These
costs typically are neither uniform nor transparent, which adds more
uncertainty to the process."

Lange says that XenonFS' intuitive and sophisticated web-based
application is easy to navigate and has a modern look and feel. "It
helps our customers choose the rate they want so they can book it and
forget it," she says. "The tracking features provide a greater degree
of visibility to container status which improves operational efficiency
and cuts down on the time and effort involved in chasing providers for
status updates," Lange says. "XenonFS allows overseas agents to obtain
quotes and book drayage online, regardless of where they are located.
This is a tremendous advantage to global NVOs who frequently have to
estimate drayage costs in advance."

While this alone is powerful, Lange adds that the system is backed by a
veteran team "working behind the scenes and drawing on decades of
industry experience to deliver a superior service."

"We are all from the industry and we understand the processes. We also
know that many companies these days are tasked with doing more with
less and dealing with headcount constraints," says Lange. "Our solution
allows our customers to focus on satisfying their customers and
potentially growing their business."

Because the leadership team at XenonFS has first-hand experience with
the inefficiencies embedded in the drayage process, "our passion and
mission is to help logistics providers simplify and align the first and
the last mile of cargo moves." She says XenonFS is so confident of its
service that it is offering a free drayage analysis to 3PLs, forwarders
and NVOs to demonstrate how the solution can reduce time and costs of
drayage management.

These time and operational cost savings can be significant. She cites
as example a company that handled 5,000 shipments per month, incurring
total staff and operating costs of roughly $1,680,000. Using XenonFS's
proprietary technology and partnership-driven model, this figure could
be reduced to $168,000, says Lange.

"Until now, drayage may have lagged behind in tools and technology to
manage its processes, but XenonFS is changing that -- our innovative
and elegant solutions promise to revolutionize the drayage process!"
noted Lange.

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