SOURCE: GT Nexus

April 23, 2007 01:00 ET

Kerry Logistics Selects GT Nexus Portal for Multi-Carrier Shipment Visibility Platform

Leading Asia-Based 3PL to Use On-Demand Hub to Track and Manage Shipments Across All Ocean Carriers

ALAMEDA, CA and HONG KONG -- (MARKET WIRE) -- April 23, 2007 -- GT Nexus announced today that Kerry Logistics has awarded it a contract to launch a multi-carrier ocean shipment visibility platform over the GT Nexus portal. The system will provide status information from every major ocean carrier in Kerry's network, representing most of the world's top lines.

With its headquarters in Hong Kong, Kerry Logistics has operations in 260 cities in the Asia Pacific region and their global network covers six continents.

GT Nexus will capture shipment status data from carriers through existing integrated feeds, standardize the data and then make the information viewable online. Personnel in any Kerry office can access the platform through standard Web browsers.

"We move high volumes of containerized freight for customers all over the world," said Wilson Lee, Director of Information Technology at Kerry Logistics. "This system gives us the visibility and control we need to deliver superior service to customers. GT Nexus has the carrier integrations, data management processes and applications already in place which saves us tremendous expense and time."

In addition to shipment tracking, the system will support other logistics management needs for Kerry Logistics, including:

--  Event management and automated alerting for proactive container
    management
--  Electronic shipment execution with ocean carriers
--  Web-based document exchange between customers, carriers and partners
--  Strategic transportation management capabilities like procurement and
    freight audit
--  Electronic feeds of logistics data directly into complementary Kerry
    systems
    
"Kerry Logistics is a leader and they will maintain that status through superior technology," noted Greg Johnsen, EVP of Marketing at GT Nexus. "We are thrilled they selected GT Nexus to support their rapid growth."

The platform is active now and rolling out across the Kerry Logistics network.

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 Kerry Logistics

Headquartered in Hong Kong, Kerry Logistics operates in more than 180 cities in 23 countries including Greater China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Cambodia, Singapore, Vietnam, Philippines, Korea, Thailand, India, Australia, UK, Spain, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Belgium, Netherlands, France, USA, Canada, Mexico and Puerto Rico with 5,800 staff worldwide.

Kerry Logistics business portfolio encompasses contract logistics, international freight forwarding, warehousing, transportation, distribution, trading, merchandising and a wide variety of value-added services and is now managing more than 12 million sq. ft. of warehouses, logistics centres and port facilities globally.

Contact Information

  • For Media Enquiries:

    Greg Kefer
    Director, Corporate Marketing
    GT Nexus
    T. +1 510-747-3229
    E. Email Contact

    In Asia
    Emily Kwan
    Head of Corporate Communications
    Kerry Logistics
    T. +852 2410 3614
    E. Email Contact