March 02, 2015 09:00 ET

INTTRA Appoints Peter Ludvigsen as CIO and Head of Product Development

Former UASC CIO Brings 34 Years of Experience in International Ocean Transportation & Technology to Role at INTTRA

PARSIPPANY, NJ--(Marketwired - Mar 2, 2015) - INTTRA, the world's largest multi-carrier e-marketplace for ocean shipping, today announced the appointment of Peter Ludvigsen as Chief Information Officer (CIO) and Head of Product Development. With a career spanning more than three decades at Maersk Line, United Arab Shipping Co. S.A.G. (UASC), and other leading companies in the ocean shipping sector, Ludvigsen brings extensive experience in global transportation, technology and program/operations management to INTTRA.

"As INTTRA looks to the future, it is essential that we have a proven technology leader with deep market experience, first-hand insights and the instincts needed to support INTTRA's product delivery plans and increasing transaction growth rates," said John Fay, CEO of INTTRA. "Peter combines all three of those attributes and more. INTTRA is proud to have him join our executive team to accelerate our ability to innovate our shipping solutions and data service delivery." 

Most recently, Ludvigsen was CIO at UASC, where he was responsible for large, strategic projects as head of IT and achieved a substantial improvement in global IT spend during his nearly four year tenure bringing IT cost per TEU to one of the lowest in the shipping industry. Prior to UASC, Ludvigsen served in high-level advisory roles, including Interim CIO of Ports America, on behalf of Bestshore Business Solutions UK Limited, an IT and business consultancy firm founded by Ludvigsen in 2004.

Ludvigsen also spent 27 years at Maersk Line. From 2002-2004 he served as CIO for the company's European region, and prior to that, held management positions within the company's head office and Asia operations, earning a proven track record for the successful delivery of large and complex IT projects for the shipping giant.

INTTRA is the world's largest, multi-carrier e-commerce network for ocean shipping. INTTRA professionals work with 54 leading carriers and NVOCCs, 109 software alliance partners, as well as their customers, to streamline and standardize their shipping processes worldwide through a network of more than 220,000 shipping professionals. Over 600,000 container orders are initiated on the INTTRA platform each week, representing 22 percent of global ocean container trade.

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