New feature enables freight forwarders seeking one-stop connection to the most extensive network of ocean freight carriers in the industry
Luxembourg – CHAMP Forwarding Systems’ Logitude, a full freight forwarding solution, now offers messaging via the INTTRA Ocean Trade Platform for communicating with ocean shipping lines. Logitude’s INTTRA feature provides a fast path to building a shipping instruction to plan, book, and track shipments.
Founded in 2001, INTTRA is the largest ocean shipping network in the world with over 30,000 active shippers across 200 countries. The platform offers booking and other software and services for both forwarders and carriers.
This new feature within Logitude expands the functionalities for freight forwarders. It enables forwarders to work with shipping lines via the INTTRA network to handle the entire process of sending the instructions for the ocean shipments. It also sends status updates on each container, manages the communication with the shipping lines, and troubleshoots any issues related to the responses received from carriers. This means that through Logitude, freight forwarders can streamline their processes, enhance their user experience, and significantly increase their efficiency.
“It is our goal to establish partnerships and integrations that create efficiencies and benefits to our customers and wider logistics community,” says Nicholas Xenocostas, VP Commercial & Customer Engagement. “We know that most forwarders do not exclusively operate within air cargo – therefore, this is a natural way to bring dynamic forwarders who service both air and ocean freight into the community.”
Logitude provides full support for ocean freight by creating direct shipments, or separate House and Master bills of lading as part of consolidation/groupage shipments. The Logitude solution also enables freight forwarders to access Traxon cargoHUB, one of the leading platforms for electronic data interchange between freight forwarders and airlines. It makes sure that all processes are executed and confirmed in time and in the formats needed. Once entered data can also be used directly for internal procedures.