E-commerce has moved into the mainstream of doing business for freight forwarders and their customers. Shippers that were early adopters now rely on e-commerce to process as much as 95% of their total ocean container volume.
With tough trading conditions comes increased competition and market consolidation. The stronger players are looking to innovate to address market challenges: by differentiating their services and focusing on profit margins. Freight Forwarders need to focus on their core business and shed non-essential assets. INTTRA can help you do this by providing highly accessible solutions to streamline and standardize business processes.
Utilizing INTTRA-Link (I-LINK, an EDI-based, system-to-system connection), INTTRA-Desktop (off-line), INTTRA-Act (I-ACT, a web based application) or INTTRA E-Mail - or any combination of them - freight forwarders are provided with everything necessary to effectively meet shippers’ needs with innovative solutions.
Differentiate your business through value-added services to your customers
Improve internal efficiencies with easy to use tools to manage bookings, shipping instructions, bills of lading
Opportunity to grow shipper base
Increase e-commerce adoption without significant investment
Direct cost savings by reducing manual processing, simplifying in-house software solutions, and eliminating multiple EDI connections with customers
High data quality by eliminating rekeying and receiving transactions that have passed strict data validations
Increased visibility to better manage the shipping initiation process
- INTTRA’s registered customers and their shipping partners can communicate and share documentation by using any combination of the following: INTTRA Desktop to work offline, INTTRA-Act, a web based application to work online or INTTRA-Link a system-to-system connection for an integrated solution using XML or EDI connections – ideal for processing a high volume of shipping transactions.
- Global connectivity to carriers that provide over 90% of all ocean shipments and which is expanding rapidly
- Complete suite of products to automate your ocean shipment processes
- Use a single connection to transact with trading partners on the INTTRA network
- Case Studies
Read about how INTTRA improved the business processes for two companies:
Mallory Alexander uses INTTRA to meet the need for an efficient and accurate electronic data submission and document release program.
- Case Study Mallory Alexander
The Freight Forwarder Network Center (FNC) uses INTTRA to add value and lower costs.
- Case Study FNC
- Customer Testimonials
"We are truly excited about our alliance with INTTRA. Adding sea freight to our services enables us to provide enhanced one-stop shopping options for our forwarding customers. While only about three percent of the world's cargo volumes are taken by air, ocean transport represents over 80 percent. Because of our alliance with INTTRA, Tradevision is now a truly multi-modal supplier. Regardless of transport mode, all shipments can now be automatically monitored."
Allan Harsbo, Senior VP, Tradevision
"Our integration with INTTRA will enhance the service we offer our customers. Processing will be faster, visibility and accuracy of shipment data will be improved, and most importantly costs will be reduced. Submitting draft Bill of Lading instructions via INTTRA considerably reduces the fees associated with manual submission, such as liner charges and fax or messenger, resulting in significant cost savings. Additionally, we estimate that shipment processing time will be reduced by an estimated 15-20% which will translate into significant cost savings."
Jean-Paul Gobeil, Director-International Markets, Cyberfreight Systems Inc.
"Now we have set standards for electronic entry with a number of carriers and other users participating in the INTTRA network. And our data quality is growing, which is a major competitive benefit for us. Quality and communication is always a challenge when managing with 24,000 employees and thousands of customers."
Joachim Wohlers, Vice President of Global Sea Freight Systems, Kuehne & Nagel
"We are pleased to bring the Korean shipping industry, as well as our existing customer base, the mid-size freight forwarder market, process efficiencies, saving them time, money and improving data quality."
Yong Pil Kim, General Manger, Korea Biz-net Co., Ltd.
"We are proud of our work with INTTRA and value the Company as an industry partner. INTTRA’s relationships with the carrier community and continued dedication to an innovative product set have provided us withthe capabilities to meet the needs of our international customer base and to continue to meet our objectives as a corporation."
Donna Lemm, Director of Business Processes, Mallory Alexander International Logistics
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