Maersk Line Signs Multi-Year Agreement with INTTRA as its Preferred Partner for E-Shipping Solutions
May 01, 2013
Expanded partnership emphasizes collaboration to improve efficiency and customer satisfaction
Parsippany, NJ, May 1, 2013 – INTTRA, the world’s largest multi-carrier shipping network for ocean freight and Maersk Line, the leading container shipping company in the world announced an expanded relationship, entering into a multi-year contract as part of a strategic growth strategy for both companies. As a result, Maersk Line and its brands Safmarine, Seago Line, and MCC will extend the benefits of the INTTRA e-commerce shipping network to its customers, making INTTRA the preferred global portal for automating shipping processes.
The new agreement is the latest business partnership between INTTRA and Maersk Line, which spans 12 years. Since first working together, the two companies have maintained a joint commitment to improve customer satisfaction, remove costs and drive efficiencies through the use of e-commerce solutions in the ocean shipping industry. As both the market and customers have matured, INTTRA and Maersk Line have evolved e-commerce from an independent IT activity to an essential business solution for more profitable commercial growth.
“We have seen firsthand the benefits of integrating technology and business solutions to drive success in the ocean shipping industry. By leveraging INTTRA e-business solutions, we are able to continue to provide more value to our customers and position ourselves for long-term growth,” said Jesper E. Thomsen, Head of Sales & Customer Service at Maersk Line. “We recognize that our continued expansion of e-business solutions is vital in maintaining our position as the industry’s leading global carrier and meeting our commitment to customer service excellence. As such, it was a natural decision to renew our growth contract with INTTRA.”
Customers will continue to enjoy the same Maersk Line service by using INTTRA’s multi-carrier solution as they will by using Maersk Line’s proprietary e-business solution.
“As we work together under this new agreement, Maersk Line will continue to be an essential business partner for INTTRA. Both our customers are seeking e-business solutions, so by collaborating together we’re able to support customer demands for standardized shipping processes and drive additional e-business penetration,” said Ken Bloom, CEO at INTTRA. “Our long history as strategic business partners serves us both well as we enter this period of growth with a strong focus on better serving current customers, as well as new customers who are seeking to reap the rewards of e-shipping solutions.”
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About Maersk Line
Maersk Line, the global containerization division of the A.P. Moller – Maersk Group, is dedicated to delivering the highest level of customer-focused and reliable ocean transportation services. Our vision, built from a strong heritage of uprightness, constant care, and innovation, has guided our business operations since the first Maersk Line vessel sailed in 1904. By remaining committed to that vision we have expanded our business to become the world’s largest ocean carrier. And we are consistently recognized as the most reliable container shipping company.
The Maersk Line fleet comprises more than 600 vessels and a number of containers corresponding to more than 3,800,000 TEU*. This ensures a reliable and comprehensive coverage worldwide.
*Twenty foot Equivalent Unit – a 20-foot long container
INTTRA is the world’s largest, multi-carrier e-commerce network for the ocean shipping industry. INTTRA professionals work with 40 leading carriers and NVOCCs, 109 software alliance partners, as well as their customers, to streamline and standardize their shipping processes worldwide through a network of more than 200,000 shipping professionals. Over 525,000 container orders are initiated on the INTTRA platform each week, representing more than 18 percent of global ocean container trade.