SOURCE: GT Nexus, Inc.

August 15, 2007 06:45 ET

Geodis Wilson Goes Live on GT Nexus Portal

Logistics Services Provider Now Tracking and Managing Containerized Shipments Across Its Ocean Carrier Network

ALAMEDA, CA--(Marketwire - August 15, 2007) - GT Nexus announced today that Geodis Wilson has rolled out an ocean shipment management platform through the GT Nexus Trade and Logistics portal. The system enables Geodis Wilson to exchange data between its Freight Monitor visibility system and its global network of ocean carriers.

Geodis Wilson is part of the Geodis Group. With 26,000 employees in a network spanning 120 countries, the Geodis Group ranks among Europe's top five transport and logistics companies.

In the containerized ocean shipping industry, the data associated with freight in transit resides in different systems all over the world, in many different formats. GT Nexus has already integrated its portal to the systems of all major ocean carriers and standardized that data. Geodis Wilson has now tapped in to the existing network to enhance its Freight Monitor visibility system.

"The ability to exchange information with our carriers through a dedicated technology platform is a strategic priority," said Håkan Nilsson, CIO at Geodis Wilson. "With GT Nexus, we are leveraging a proven system that is already connected to our carrier partners. So instead of embarking on a long, expensive technology project, we did it in a matter of weeks."

The GT Nexus Portal delivers hardware infrastructure, integrations and data management services with all customer rollouts. In some cases, customers have their own proprietary systems and don't need any additional applications. GT Nexus is designed to also serve as a data utility operating behind the scenes -- processing, formatting and exchanging information between different systems all over the world.

The GT Nexus portal supports information exchange both ways between Geodis Wilson and multiple ocean carriers. GT Nexus also provides tools and services to monitor and enhance the quality of the data that's flowing through the platform.

The capabilities of the platform will initially support two areas:

   1. Carriers feed electronic shipment status and bill of lading
      information to GT Nexus through existing integrations. The
      "raw" carrier data is then standardized by GT Nexus and fed
      directly into the Freight Monitor system, the Geodis Wilson
      tool that customers use to track their shipments.
   2. Geodis Wilson sends electronic shipping instructions from its
      systems into GT Nexus. GT Nexus standardizes the data and feeds
      the transactions directly to multiple ocean carrier systems.

"GT Nexus is a very flexible system," added Nilsson. "With the platform up and running, we can now expand into other strategic areas like analytics and spend control."

"Geodis Wilson is a visionary company that understands the value of great technology," said Greg Johnsen, EVP and founder of GT Nexus. "They recognized they could take advantage of an existing, integrated network and use it as their global logistics data utility."

The system is fully operational in Europe and Asia today. North America will be rolled out later in 2007.

About GT Nexus

GT Nexus runs the world's only industry-backed, on-demand global trade & logistics portal. Today, more than 40,000 registered users, from over 15,000 organizations, use a range of capabilities on the portal to optimize the global flow of goods and trade information from order point to final payment. GT Nexus connects the physical and financial supply chains. This allows buyers, sellers, banks and logistics providers to work over a common platform with a core set of information that supports multiple trade and logistics functions. Customers include Xerox, American Eagle Outfitters, Procter & Gamble, Weyerhaeuser and The Home Depot. For information, visit www.gtnexus.com.

About Geodis Wilson

Geodis Wilson makes customers more competitive by delivering their cargo across five continents by sea and air, as well as a combination of the two, and by making their supply chains transparent and easy to manage. Geodis Wilson is the result of the merger of Geodis Overseas and TNT Freight Management (former Wilson Logistics), a 164-year-old company. It is the freight management expert arm of the Geodis Group. Visit Geodis Wilson online: www.geodiswilson.com

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