Parsippany, N.J., and Somerset West, South Africa, November 29, 2016 – INTTRA, the world’s ocean shipping electronic marketplace, and Prophet Systems, the leading producer of software solutions for the perishable food and horticulture industry, today announced a partnership to integrate INTTRA’s suite of ocean shipping services into Prophet’s software. The alliance will provide Prophet’s customers with seamless access to INTTRA’s global network to make bookings, submit shipping instructions and track shipments.
“Ocean shipping is a critical link of the perishable food supply chain and we are pleased to partner with INTTRA, the industry’s recognized e-commerce leader,” said JD van Wyk, Director at Prophet. “Our alliance with INTTRA will offer customers all the capabilities they need to optimize their shipping management operations.”
“We are happy to welcome Prophet as the first South Africa-based partner in our global alliance network,” said Sherrie Orzechowski, INTTRA’s VP Business Development, Alliances. “By partnering with INTTRA, Prophet will provide their customers with access to INTTRA’s network of more than 50 ocean carriers and NVOCCs globally, facilitating greater efficiency and cost-effectiveness in managing their shipments.”
INTTRA is the largest neutral electronic transaction software platform and information provider at the center of the ocean shipping industry. INTTRA‘s innovative products, combined with the scale of its network, empower its customers to trade with multiple parties and leverage ocean industry information to improve their business. Connecting 225,000-plus shipping professionals with more than 50 leading Carriers and 110 software alliance partners, INTTRA streamlines the ocean trade process. More than 700,000 container orders are initiated on the INTTRA platform each week, representing approximately 25 percent of global ocean container trade.
About Prophet Systems
Established in 1989, Prophet is the leading software provider to the food and horticultural industry with extensive experience in fresh and chilled perishable produce, as well as horticultural products of every kind. With its software that adapts to these demanding and ever-changing businesses, the company has a team of dedicated experts in this field who understand the needs at every stage of the perishable supply chain.
With continuous investment in the specific functionality demanded by businesses in the perishable industry, Prophet offers proven value to a large concentration of users supplying perishable foods, fresh produce, chilled and horticultural products.