October 13, 2014 08:30 ET

INTTRA Highlights Supply Chain Shipment Visibility, Port Productivity at TPM Asia Conference 2014

INTTRA, Sinotrans and Huawei Executives Deliver Session on Data Quality and Visibility Strategies; TPM Panel on Port Productivity Unveils INTTRA's First 'Dwell Time' Analysis

PARSIPPANY, NJ--(Marketwired - Oct 13, 2014) - Under pressure to deliver more adaptive and resilient supply chains, today's shipping & logistics professionals are seeking a clear window into global supply chain execution -- but most still lack access to the high-quality data required for full visibility. Without data that is timely, accurate and consistent -- and by relying heavily on manual processes -- many companies remain shackled by the logistics management inefficiencies that can hinder cost-savings and the ability to achieve customer service goals. This is why, according to a recent survey1 of ocean shipping and logistics professionals, improving supply chain visibility capabilities ranks as the top priority when it comes to investing in key technologies.

INTTRA, the world's largest multi-carrier e-commerce network for ocean shipping, will target this and other pressing topics impacting international shipping at the TPM Asia Conference, to be held October 14-16, 2014 at the Intercontinental Shenzhen, China. The TPM Asia conference is designed to help container shipping & logistics professionals -- including shippers, carriers, 3PLs, ports and technology providers -- understand the issues facing the Asia-Europe, trans-Pacific and intra-Asia container markets.

At this year's TPM event, INTTRA will participate in two sessions addressing issues that are top of mind amongst ocean shipping and logistics professionals. This includes an exclusive panel targeting supply chain visibility and data strategies with leaders in their respective fields, and a session addressing the critical issues impacting port productivity, featuring new industry data from INTTRA.

Panel details:

  • Productivity: The New Battleground Among Ports: INTTRA Chief Marketing Officer Sandra Moran joins executives from ICF, Navis, Konecranes and Container Transport International Consultancy to discuss how productivity has become a battleground among ports competing for mega-ships. Increasingly, ports recognize they must compete on productivity, while shippers seek signs of improvement in the reliability of inbound and outbound goods. At this session, INTTRA will unveil new 'dwell time' data, providing insight into global port productivity through year-over-year comparisons in the time it takes for cargo to become available for delivery. This analysis provides a springboard to discuss which ports are processing inbound and outbound containers most quickly. For details, visit here. Time: Wednesday, October 15, 11:15 am - 12:15 pm.

  • Case Study: Data Quality and Visibility in the Ocean Shipping Supply Chain: Information is a competitive asset that ensures shippers can deliver goods on time and carriers can consistently improve performance and service. INTTRA's Kelvin Mao, Managing Director, East Asia Regional Sales, joins with Sinotrans, one of the largest logistics companies in China, and Huawei, a leading global information and communications technology solutions provider, to discuss their approaches to developing actionable strategies for improving data quality and visibility across their organizations, while driving new efficiencies in the supply chain. For details, visit here.
    Time: 2:45 - 3:45, Thursday, October 16.

"TPM Asia is the preeminent event for gaining insight from the experts and forecasters who understand the top issues impacting ocean shipping in the Asia region today," said Sandra Moran, Chief Marketing Officer, INTTRA. "We are excited to join this year's roster of thought leaders at TPM, and look forward to the opportunity to share insight into the topics of port productivity and visibility, and their impact to global shipping. This is part of INTTRA's ongoing strategy to facilitate industry improvements that deliver new operational and efficiency benefits to shippers and carriers, and we believe our latest insights can serve as a catalyst for positive change."

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1 August-September 2014, 251 respondents. Internal research conducted by INTTRA.

INTTRA is the world's largest, multi-carrier e-commerce network for the ocean shipping industry. 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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