Turkon Line Selects GT Nexus Portal

Turkon Line Selects GT Nexus Portal

OAKLAND, CA, USA – June 23, 2009 – GT Nexus today announced that it has been selected by Turkon Line to provide transactional e-commerce services to the carrier’s global customers. Turkon Line will integrate its back office systems to support online ocean booking and documentation transactions with multiple global customers through a single Website – the GT Nexus Portal.

“Customers prefer transportation providers that can offer proven, simple e-commerce services,” said Baris Begen, SAP Process Development and Statistics Department Manager at Turkon Line. “We selected GT Nexus, because it has been the ocean industry technology platform for years. The fact that many of the worlds biggest shippers are paying GT Nexus customers speaks volumes about their ability to deliver value to the industry.”

“Turkon Line is committed to helping customers simplify transactions through automation,” said John Urban, GT Nexus president. “We welcome them to the growing community of ocean carriers that have standardized on GT Nexus. Our customers place a premium on their carrier’s ability to interact with them through technology.”

The GT Nexus trade and logistics portal combines two things – strategic business applications and a network of importers, exporters, carriers, 3PLs, and banks. All capabilities are delivered via the software as a service (SaaS) model, which allows customers to get up and running quickly and cost effectively. Carriers integrate to the GT Nexus portal once and then use that single standardized interface to exchange business information with thousands of global customers.

ABOUT TURKON LINE –Turkon Line calls ports in the Mediterranean, North America and Europe. With a fast transit time of 11 days between Turkey and the United States, Turkon Line established itself as a quality carrier in the marketplace. Turkon Line has become a brand name leading the Turkish market and continues to expand its services in parallel with foreign trade. For more information, visit www.turkon.com.

ABOUT GT NEXUS – GT Nexus runs the world's only industry-backed, on-demand global trade & logistics portal. Today, more than 40,000 registered users, from over 15,000 organizations use a range of capabilities on the portal to optimize the global flow of goods and trade information from order point to final payment. GT Nexus connects the physical and financial supply chains. This allows buyers, sellers, banks and logistics providers to work over a common platform with a core set of information that supports multiple trade and logistics functions. Customers include Sears, Nestle, Liz Claiborne, Del Monte, Weyerhaeuser and The Home Depot. For information, visit www.gtnexus.com .