Liezel du Toit Senior Director Maersk Line
quoteleft 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! quoteright
Carsten Frank Olsen Senior Director and Global Head of eCommerce Maersk Line
quoteleft Our customers require a faster and simpler way to manage freight rates and CargoSphere is delivering the advanced technology to achieve this. quoteright
Henning Schleyerbach Senior Dr. Sales & Service Processes Hapag-Lloyd
quoteleft We are committed to improving efficiency for our customers and ourselves, and this joint Hapag-Lloyd/CargoSphere integration achievement is an important contribution to the industry as it improves timeliness and accuracy. quoteright
Chris Wilson President CaroTrans
quoteleft It was a pleasure working with CargoSphere’s team who facilitated a fast and easy implementation. Providing digital connectivity helps our customers respond faster and deliver a better customer experience. quoteright
Renato Silva Head of Customer Experience Safmarine
quoteleft The addition of Safmarine Spot on CargoSphere expands our customers’ freight rate options delivering a richer offering for their supply chain needs. CargoSphere has demonstrated strength in innovation and technology and offers a tremendous distribution opportunity. quoteright

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INTTRA and CargoSphere Announce Strategic Alliance Bringing Together the World’s Largest Ocean Shipping and Rate Networks

– Alliance delivers the first integrated rates, schedules, and booking solution for shipping professionals

Parsippany, NJ, August 9, 2012  – INTTRA, the world’s largest, most active network for ocean shipping, and CargoSphere, a leading rate management and negotiation system, announced an alliance agreement today and the availability of CargoSphere’s integrated solution for rate management, schedule selection and shipment management through one easy-to-use, integrated process.

Leveraging INTTRA’s new release of the Ocean Schedules and Booking Application Programming Interface (API), CargoSphere is able to bring together an advanced rate engine and contract management capability with the INTTRA multi-carrier shipping platform. This solution enables shipping professionals to act directly and immediately on the key criteria that drive shipping selections and then seamlessly initiate their shipments.

“For over a decade, we have been uniquely focused on innovations for rate management and the creation of a more elegant, real-time solution for both the management and distribution of transportation rates and quotes,” said Neil Barni, President of CargoSphere. “In addition to enabling faster decisions, streamlining workflows and reducing errors, this critical connection between rates and bookings will create enormous opportunities for all parties during subsequent invoicing and rate dispute resolution.”

“Our alliance with CargoSphere brings a simplicity and flexibility that was previously unavailable in the ocean freight industry,” said Sandeep Govil, Senior Director, Strategy & Alliances at INTTRA. “We know from speaking with shippers that they want comprehensive solutions that enable them to research options easily and gain efficiencies by working within one system.”

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About CargoSphere

CargoSphere powers the industry’s first cloud-based confidential Rate Network with over 100 million rate connections currently being made worldwide.

The CargoSphere solution goes beyond offering a portal with a single hub and spokes by allowing each of its global clients to manage confidential rates and create a private network of trusted parties.

CargoSphere’s software as a service (SaaS) synthesizes rate management, rate negotiations (bidding), and quoting into one continuous process. This holistic approach enables carriers and NVOs to become more efficient, responsive and collaborative with customers than ever before.

To learn more, visit www.cargosphere.com.

About INTTRA

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.

For further information, visit www.inttra.com or contact Sandra Moran, Vice President, Industry and Product Marketing, +1.973.265.2233, sandra.moran@inttra.com

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