OAKLAND, CA--(Marketwire - Sep 26, 2012) - GT Nexus today announced that Maersk Line, the world's largest ocean container shipping company, has contracted with GT Nexus to provide Maersk Line's customers with advanced e-commerce capabilities. Maersk Line has integrated its back office systems with the GT Nexus cloud supply chain platform, enabling Maersk Line to support paperless business transactions with customers who use GT Nexus.
"We make every effort to provide our customers with the technology, services and support they need to run efficient, agile global supply chains," said Danny Danford, Head of eBusiness Integration Solutions at Maersk Line. "A number of our customers use GT Nexus as their core supply chain operating platform and we are able to support them by being a certified carrier on that network."
"Maersk Line recognizes that shippers put a premium on advanced technology and expect their carriers to support them on the solution of their choice," said John Urban, president of GT Nexus. "Customers are working to simplify their interactions with partners through automation. Maersk Line is now part of our network, and we welcome them to our growing community of providers."
GT Nexus and Maersk Line have worked together for several years in support of supply chain visibility and service contracting initiatives with shippers and 3PLs that are on the platform. With this change, users of GT Nexus also have the ability to exchange electronic bookings and bill of lading instructions directly with Maersk Line. As the world's most reliable container line, Maersk Line will have the ability to differentiate on the information timeliness and quality within the Supply Chain Management components of the GT Nexus product suite.
The GT Nexus cloud supply chain platform is used by the world's leading companies to manage inventory and shipment flows across their partner networks as well as to execute transactions with their transport carriers, which drives scale and cost effectiveness. Carriers such as Maersk Line integrate to GT Nexus once and can then use that single standardized interface to exchange business information with thousands of other customers on the platform.
About Maersk Line
Maersk Line, the global containerized division of the A.P. Moller - Maersk Group, is dedicated to delivering the highest level of customer-focused and reliable ocean transportation services. Our vision, built from a strong heritage of uprightness, constant care, and innovation, has guided our business operations since the first Maersk Line vessel sailed in 1904. By remaining committed to that vision we have expanded our business to become the world's largest ocean carrier. And we are consistently recognized as the most reliable container shipping company. The Maersk Line fleet comprises more than 600 vessels and a number of containers corresponding to more than 3,800,000 TEU. This ensures a reliable and comprehensive coverage worldwide. For more information, visit www.maerskline.com.
About GT Nexus
GT Nexus offers a cloud-based platform that the world's biggest companies use to drive efficiency and agility across the global supply chain. Leaders in manufacturing, retail and logistics services all share GT Nexus as their standard, multi-enterprise collaboration platform. Users operate against a core set of information across multiple supply chain functions to optimize the flow of goods and trade information, from order point to final payment. Customers include Xerox, Williams-Sonoma, Nestlé, DHL, Sears, Caterpillar, Kraft Foods and The Home Depot. For information, visit www.gtnexus.com.