Chapel Hill, North Carolina, August 20, 2018 — CargoSphere, the neutral rate network for container shipping, today announced that Maersk Line has gone live with digital, fully-automated distribution of its contract rates and amendments.
Maersk Line, the world’s largest container shipping company, is now digitally distributing its rates to shipper, freight forwarder and NVOCC customers using CargoSphere eSUDS (electronic Smart Upload and Diagnostics Solution) and the CargoSphere Rate Mesh. A powerful solution that is highly complementary to Maersk’s online quoting solutions.
Benefits to customers of 100% digital rate distribution include time and cost savings, improved data accuracy, online access to timely rates for better decision making, faster reconciliation of invoices and faster quoting to customers for freight forwarders and NVOCCs.
Liezel du Toit, Senior Director, Senior Product Owner – Price to Contract, Maersk Line, said, “We are very excited that our collaboration with CargoSphere has allowed us to take this important step in making it easier for our customers. Our customers should be spending time on their business, not on updating our rates in their systems!”
Carsten Frank Olsen, Senior Director and Global Head of eCommerce at Maersk Line, said, “We’re pleased to offer 100% digital rate distribution on the CargoSphere platform to improve rate management efficiency to the industry. This move is part of the Maersk Line digital transformation and helps us to offer advanced, industry-leading digital solutions that improve the customer experience. Our customers require a faster and simpler way to manage freight rates and CargoSphere is delivering the advanced technology to achieve this.”
Neil Barni, Managing Director of CargoSphere, said, “Digital ocean rate distribution removes many of the manual processes that have acted as a drag on rates management for many years and I am thrilled to see our long-term vision coming to fruition. Having Maersk Line go live on the CargoSphere platform is a big signal of its intent to transform its own key processes and the industry solutions it takes to market. This is a win for productivity and the customer experience.”
Founded in 1999, CargoSphere, the neutral rate network for container shipping, helps customers worldwide boost productivity and business results. Headquartered in North Carolina, USA, CargoSphere provides contract and rate management solutions and the Rate Mesh connected network to hundreds of customers including Kuehne + Nagel, Dachser, SEKO Logistics, M+R Spedag and Livingston International.
CargoSphere is the world’s connector for ocean rates, delivering frictionless freight rate distribution, networking and cloud-based rate management. CargoSphere’s Rate Mesh network offers shipping partners immediate, confidential rate collaboration to simplify rate communication and provides a faster, more effective way to receive and distribute ocean freight rates. Ocean carriers and co-loaders push current, complete bottom-line rates to customer systems via the Rate Mesh to significantly reduce processing times for all. During these competitive times, CargoSphere offers business-enabling solutions that significantly improve the efficiency of processing ocean rates.
CargoSphere is a part of the WiseTech Global group, a leading developer and provider of software solutions to the global logistics execution industry.
For more information: www.cargosphere.com
About Maersk Line
Maersk Line is the world’s largest container shipping company, known for reliable, flexible and eco-efficient services. Part of A.P. Moller – Maersk A/S, headquartered in Copenhagen, Denmark, Maersk Line operates 630 container vessels providing ocean transportation to all corners of the world.
Every day, 7,600 Maersk Line seafarers and 22,400 land-based employees at 306 offices in 114 countries share their expertise with customers around the world to optimize their supply chains, maximize their distribution networks and most of all realize their business potential. Maersk Line is devoted to creating simple and reliable solutions for customers, continuously lifting industry standards and enabling global trade in the most sustainable manner possible. For more information: www.maerskline.com
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