SOURCE: CargoSmart Limited

CargoSmart Limited

December 07, 2010 10:00 ET

CargoSmart Delivers the First Sailing Schedules iPhone App

Mobile Logistics Professionals Save Time Looking Up Ocean Schedules

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwire - December 7, 2010) - CargoSmart Limited, a leading Software as a Service (SaaS) global shipping and logistics solutions provider, today announced the first sailing schedules iPhone application for shippers, logistics service providers, and ocean carriers. CargoSmart's sailing schedules application for the iPhone lets on-the-go shipping professionals access sailing schedules from their smartphones. Customers can quickly and easily access schedules from a device that fits in their pockets and save time looking up and sharing schedules.

CargoSmart has provided multiple-carrier sailing schedules online and fed schedule information directly to customers' in-house systems by EDI, XML, and Web services for over 10 years. CargoSmart offers the first interactive, smartphone application to manage critical ocean schedule information. "Busy international trade and logistics professionals are frequently on the road and rely on their smartphones and computers to multitask," said Joe O'Brien, managing director of CargoSmart North America. "The sailing schedule app improves efficiency for customers who want to manage schedule information from their iPhones."

Orient Star Group is a Hong Kong-based, leading logistics service provider and non-vessel operating common carrier (NVOCC) that currently offers CargoSmart-powered sailing schedules through its Web site. "Many of our sales representatives use iPhones," said Richard Chu, sales and marketing director of Orient Star Group. "The CargoSmart sailing schedule app will allow us to quickly show our customers the user-friendly and up-to-date schedules from our phones."

The new application lets customers look up sailing schedules by carrier, origin city, and destination city search criteria. The search results show carriers, origin/destination cities, departure/arrival dates, and transit times. Users can share schedule search results by e-mail and SMS with colleagues and customers directly from their iPhones. CargoSmart currently offers schedules from 15 leading ocean carriers and is expanding to offer more carriers' schedules.

CargoSmart's sailing schedules application for the iPhone, SSM20 Lite, is available from Apple's App Store on iPhone and iPod touch or at www.itunes.com/appstore. The application is compatible with the Apple iOS 4.0 or above with a 3G or Wi-Fi enabled iPhone. Initial pricing is U.S.$4.99. CargoSmart also offers a private label version for carriers, NVOCCs, and logistics service providers. Learn more at www.cargosmart.com/en/solutions/iphone.htm.

About Orient Star
Established in 1984, Orient Star Group is a leading international logistics services provider and NVOCC. Orient Star offers ocean and air services for inbound and outbound consolidated, less-than-container load (LCL) and full-container load (FCL) shipments. Supported by 20 offices and worldwide associates, Orient Star provides customers with reliable and timely services to move goods across the ocean and sky.

About CargoSmart
CargoSmart Limited (www.cargosmart.com) is a Software as a Service (SaaS) global shipping and logistics solutions provider, with advanced visibility and exception management, that enables shippers, consignees, and logistics service providers to keep cargo moving and delivered on time. Through online tools and integration services, CargoSmart enables customers to plan, process, and monitor the critical path of multiple-carrier shipments and communicate in-depth, timely information to key supply chain associates. CargoSmart launched its services in October 2000, and has helped over 22,000 customers lower transportation management costs, streamline operations, and reduce the risk of late shipments.

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