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May 02, 2016 10:00 ET

Allport Cargo Services USA Selects GT Nexus to Drive Growth in North America

Cloud Platform Enables Logistics Provider to Harness Technology as a Catalyst to Global Expansion

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - May 02, 2016) -  GT Nexus, an Infor company, announced today that Allport Cargo Services USA, part of the Cargo Services Group, has deployed the GT Nexus platform to deliver innovative international supply chain services that provide visibility and collaboration across its customer base. Technology is a core element to the growth strategy of Allport Cargo Services for North America. The announcement was made at the SCOPE Supply Chain Conference being held May 1-3, 2016 in Schaumburg, Illinois.

Cargo Services operates in 30 countries, with 7,000 staff, managing in excess of 1 million TEUs (twenty foot equivalent units), and approximately 5.5 million square feet of warehouse space across Asia Pacific with significant presence and operating capability in the retail and consumer verticals across the network.

"Customers demand technology innovation that offers greater control and visibility of orders," said Bill Aldridge, President of Allport Cargo Services. "A cloud-based network enables us to expand upon our extensive presence and proven origin management expertise to deliver enhanced services to all verticals in North America, particularly the retail sector. Network-based platforms like GT Nexus represent the future."

Aldridge, an industry 3PL veteran, launched Allport Cargo Services USA Inc. in partnership with John Lau, founder and Chairman of the Cargo Services Group in Hong Kong.

"Allport Cargo USA is founded upon our longtime leadership in providing global multi-modal freight, logistics and added value services to thousands of clients of every size and type, from sole traders to multi-nationals, in Asia, Europe, the Middle East and South Africa," said Aldridge. "Plugging into a cloud-commerce platform positions us to deliver new industry-leading functionality and capabilities that enhance our customers' ability and agility to service their own clientele."

"The future of global trade will be based on a hyperconnected, network model," said Kurt Cavano, President of GT Nexus. "Cargo service providers, factories and all of the necessary trading partners involved in the movement of goods are able to tap into a single cloud network to transact. This enables innovators like Allport Cargo Services to deliver new and enhanced services to customers."

About GT Nexus
GT Nexus, an Infor company, operates the world's largest cloud-based business network and execution platform for global trade and supply chain management. Over 25,000 businesses across industry verticals, including adidas Group, Caterpillar, Citi, Columbia Sportswear, DHL, Electrolux, Levi Strauss & Co., Nestlé, and Sears share GT Nexus as their standard, multi-enterprise collaboration platform. This enables all network participants to operate against a core, real-time and always on set of information across multiple supply chain functions, allowing them to optimize the flow of goods, funds and trade information, from the point of order through final payment. For more information please visit us at www.gtnexus.com.

About Infor
Infor builds beautiful business applications with last mile functionality and scientific insights for select industries delivered as a cloud service. With 14,000 employees and customers in more than 200 countries and territories, Infor automates critical processes for industries including healthcare, manufacturing, fashion, wholesale distribution, hospitality, retail, and public sector. Infor software helps eliminate the need for costly customization through embedded deep industry domain expertise. Headquartered in New York City, Infor is also home to one of the largest creative agencies in Manhattan, Hook & Loop, focused on delivering a user experience that is fun and engaging. Infor deploys its cloud applications primarily on the Amazon Web Services cloud and open source platforms. To learn more about Infor, please visit www.infor.com.

Infor customers include:

  • 18 of the top 20 aerospace companies
  • 10 of the top 10 high tech companies
  • 10 of the top 10 pharmaceutical companies
  • 21 of the 25 largest U.S. healthcare delivery networks
  • 18 of the 20 largest U.S. cities
  • 20 of the top 20 automotive suppliers
  • 17 of the top 20 industrial distributors
  • 15 of the top 20 global retailers
  • 4 of the top 5 brewers
  • 21 of the top 30 global banks
  • 6 of the 10 largest global hotel brands
  • 6 of the top 10 global luxury brands

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