IINTTRA was founded in 2001 by the world’s largest carriers to create a standard electronic booking system for the ocean freight industry. Neutral from the start, the company and its platform evolved from its roots as a booking engine to provide a full range of software solutions and services for both shippers and carriers. INTTRA initiated more than 850,000 container orders per week on its platform, representing over one quarter of all global ocean container trade during 2019.
After its acquisition by e2Open in 2018, INTTRA continued to manage the ocean trade process for more than 35,000 shippers across 60 leaders and NVOCCs and 150 software alliance partners during 2019. Its new ownership, e2Open, is an Austin, TX-based business-to-business provider of cloud-based, on-demand software for supply chains for computer, telecom and electronics systems, components and service. e2Open was founded in 2000 as a joint project of 8 global technology companies -- Hitachi, IBM, LG Electronics, Matsushita, Nortel, Seagate, Solectron and Toshiba
Under e2Open, INTTRA aims to make further improvements in the way that information flows between manufacturers, suppliers, shipping service providers, ocean carriers and all of the participants in global trade. The combination of the largest ocean shipping network with the largest beneficial cargo owner (BCO) supply chain network aims to provide these benefits:
-Real-time end-to-end visibility with the ability to monitor and react to changing global needs.
-More efficient ocean shipping with the integration of procurement, manufacturing and distribution..
-Better logistics capacity utilization with enhanced visibility into manufacturing forecasts and future shipping needs..