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INTTRA

April 14, 2015 08:00 ET

INTTRA Expands e-Shipping on Africa Routes With NileDutch Agreement

Top 25 Container Shipping Company Adopts the INTTRA Platform for Improved Customer Experience

PARSIPPANY, NJ--(Marketwired - Apr 14, 2015) - INTTRA, the world's ocean shipping electronic marketplace, today announced that Rotterdam-based ocean carrier NileDutch has selected INTTRA to fulfill its electronic shipping solution requirements. By adopting the INTTRA platform, NileDutch will provide their customers with a more efficient, streamlined and automated way of conducting business for its diverse and global customer base.

NileDutch, one of the top 25 container shipping companies in the world, provides liner services between West African ports and Europe, South Africa, South America and Asia. With anticipated growth ahead, the company has invested heavily in technology solutions that enable it to meet increasing quality standards for its customers. The addition of INTTRA's e-commerce platform will enable electronic booking, shipping instructions, implementation services and more, extending the benefits of increased efficiency and cost-savings to NileDutch customers worldwide.

"Our goal is to offer the best possible experience to our customers. In order to do so, it became critical to implement an e-commerce platform to enable NileDutch to become more reliable and accessible than ever before," said Mark Kraaijenbrink, Director ICT, NileDutch. "INTTRA's leadership in this space is widely recognized by our customers and the broader industry, and we are confident that we will see tremendous value through this agreement."

NileDutch customers in Belgium, France, United Kingdom, Ireland, Brazil, Portugal, Turkey, South Africa and Argentina can now use the INTTRA platform to send booking and shipping instructions. The company's next phase of expansion, expected to be complete in April 2015, will extend the INTTRA e-commerce platform to Asia and remaining NileDutch operations around the globe.

"We are thrilled to welcome a leader like NileDutch into the INTTRA community. Our agreement broadens options for electronic booking of ocean shipments to and from the African continent which is viewed by many as a high-priority investment area," said Inna Kuznetsova, President of INTTRA Marketplace. "INTTRA's network expansion demonstrates greater adoption of standards in electronic transactions and reporting and enables more efficient operations and cost reduction for carriers and their customers. As new carriers join our ecosystem, the value grows for all its participants."

For more information on INTTRA and its multi-carrier e-commerce marketplace and to register for an account, visit www.inttra.com. Connect with INTTRA via Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

About INTTRA
INTTRA is the world's largest, multi-carrier e-commerce marketplace 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.

About NileDutch
NileDutch has grown to be in the top 25 largest container shipping companies. With over 30 years' experience, NileDutch focuses on creating links between Africa and the rest of the world, supporting businesses as they discover the opportunities the African continent offers. Its modern fleet allows NileDutch to offer short and reliable transit times to key destinations in the region at attractive rates. Customers can do business with NileDutch in their own language, as NileDutch has a large worldwide network of offices and an excellent customer service.

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