PARSIPPANY, NJ--(Marketwire - Apr 5, 2012) - INTTRA, the world's largest, most active, multi-carrier e-commerce network for ocean freight, and WCA Family of Logistic Networks today announced a strategic alliance, which delivers critical ocean shipping planning, management and optimization capabilities to WCA Family members. WCA Family can now access INTTRA's global network of over 30 major ocean carriers through the Worldwide Information Network (WIN) -- a cloud-based software platform for freight forwarders (FF), one of the WCA Family's key technology platforms.
WCA Family is the leading global network of independent freight forwarders with 4,100+ member offices located in more than 176 countries worldwide. By integrating with INTTRA's multi-carrier network, WCA Family members achieve: global standardized shipping processes, a faster and more streamlined document flow, improved data accuracy and increased visibility to ocean shipments. INTTRA delivers critical ocean freight transaction functionality that helps FFs compete in today's competitive marketplace.
"We are pleased to offer our members the most advanced multi-carrier, ocean freight shipping solution via the INTTRA platform. WCA Family members will be able to reduce redundant manual processes, increase efficiencies, and improve customer satisfaction with standardized ocean freight processing. Additionally, members that manage import cargo will now have a fast and easy way to attain visibility data for their customers' import shipments by using INTTRA's standardized Track and Trace e-commerce tool," said David Yokeum, President, WCA Family.
"Connectivity to INTTRA's open transportation network is available to all containerized freight industry participants. We welcome the WCA Family to our alliance network of over 70 members and believe they will see significant benefits from a seamless connection to the INTTRA network of leading global ocean carriers and NVOCCs," commented Dr. Sandeep Govil, Senior Director, Strategy & Alliances, INTTRA.
About WCA Family of Logistic Networks
WCA Family is the world's largest and most powerful grouping of independent freight forwarders. With over 4,100 member offices, the combined revenues and freight volumes place WCA Family within the top 4 logistics organizations in the world. WCA Family offers member companies a whole range of benefits including extensive partner-to-partner financial protection, unique fees-free worldwide payment services, extensive and cost-effective insurance programs, global marketing and public relations, and the latest electronic communications and track and trace capabilities. In addition, WCA Family hosts the largest freight forwarder conferences in the industry with over 2,000 delegates using the industry-leading One-on-One meeting software to arrange more than 80,000 individual meetings at each event.
WCA Family maintains member support offices in Bangkok, Shanghai, Mumbai, Amsterdam, London, Buenos Aires, Las Vegas, Nairobi and Istanbul.
INTTRA is the world's largest, most active, multi-carrier e-commerce network for the ocean freight industry. INTTRA professionals work with over 30 leading carriers and NVOCCs, as well as their customers, to streamline and standardize their shipping processes worldwide through a network of more than 30,000 corporate locations. Over 500,000 container orders are initiated on the INTTRA platform each week, representing more than 15 percent of global ocean container trade.
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