INTTRA extended its e-commerce platform for the ocean freight industry to enable all forwarders and shippers to use its electronic standardized business process for all container shipments.
With the addition of global forwarder ECU Line, the INTTRA network can now help non-vessel operating common carriers to receive shipping instructions from their shippers. This follows a successful pilot program earlier this year with Antwerp-based ECU Line.
"We have joined INTTRA to receive transactions electronically and this is an additional tool to serve our customers. Going forward we would like to reach a point where the majority of our shipping transactions are electronic. We expect the INTTRA network to be our fastest growing electronic documentation channel,” Franky Van Doren, CEO CEE W-E-S AFRICA and Sr. Vice President Sales and Marketing for ECU Line group, said.
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"ECU Line performs very similar transactions to vessel operating carriers -- we need to take bookings and cargo details from our customers and INTTRA's tools and vast network serve this purpose. It is an additional system on top of the existing ECU Line EDI and ECU WEB EDI in operation for so many years,” he said.
"Eighty-one of the top one hundred forwarders are connected to INTTRA to streamline their FCL Shipment processes with vessel-owning carriers. We are delighted to offer the same capability for LCL, and ECU Line to receive shipments from their customers and gain significant efficiencies and control costs,” said John DeBenedette, INTTRA vice president, commercial.
INTTRA users initiate more than 350,000 container orders per week, representing more than 12 percent of global ocean container trade.
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