Lynden Inks Software Agreement with Catapult International

JOC Staff | Jun 2, 2010, 11:55 AM EDT

SEATTLE and KANSAS CITY June 1, 2010 - Lynden International, Inc., a leading global logistics and transportation management company, announced today that the company rolled out Catapult International’s global rating system called Catapult QMS™.

Catapult will consolidate all of Lynden’s ocean and air rates into an easy-to-use website application where employees and customers will be able to view their best options worldwide. Catapult’s analysts, who regularly monitor ocean carrier’s tariff rules for changes, will then keep Lynden’s contract rates up-to-date and accurate. The Catapult system will allow Lynden users to search rates, email quotes, and produce graphic enriched KPI reporting.

Catapult has listened to our needs and has responded with a system that will improve our efficiencies notes Dave McGeath, Ocean Pricing Manager at Lynden. Catapult allows our offices to retrieve both air and ocean rates all in one screen.”

The platform currently provides rates and transit times from the steamship lines that Lynden contracts with. Lynden’s offices and agents from around the world will be able to access the secured system to see their best option from point A to point B.

“Lynden has recognized that quote response time to its customers is critical,” notes Bryan Luttrell, COO of Catapult International. “We are very excited to have a brand name in the industry with Lynden on board using our system.”

About Catapult International:

With offices in Kansas City, San Francisco and Amsterdam, Catapult International provides technology solutions for international logistics companies worldwide. Its Catapult QMS™ application is among the best solutions for international air and ocean pricing, rating, and freight auditing. Catapult also specializes in file transfers and web services as a middleware provider of data. Catapult is one of the fastest growing technology companies in the transportation sector.

About Lynden International:

Lynden Air Freight Inc., d.b.a. Lynden International is one of the leading privately held freight logistics / transportation management firms based in the U.S. The Lynden family of companies capabilities include: truckload and less-than-truckload transportation, scheduled and charter barges, rail barges, intermodal bulk chemical hauls, scheduled and chartered air freighters, domestic and international air forwarding, international ocean forwarding, customs brokerage, trade show shipping, remote site construction, sanitary bulk commodities hauling, and multi-modal logistics.

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