SOURCE: CargoSphere

CargoSphere

June 16, 2016 08:22 ET

M+R Spedag Powers Transpacific Agent Rate Connectivity With CargoSphere Rate Mesh

Forwarder Adds Sales and Operations Functions to User-Base, Increases Value of Frictionless Rate Management and Distribution to Organization

CHAPEL HILL, NC--(Marketwired - Jun 16, 2016) - CargoSphere, the leading provider of frictionless rate distribution and cloud-based global freight rate management, today announces M+R Forwarding (China) Ltd., the Asian forwarding group of M+R Spedag, a global transportation and logistics company headquartered in Switzerland, has expanded its relationship with CargoSphere to continue realizing the advantages of distributing transpacific rates with U.S. agents in the CargoSphere Rate Mesh. As part of this growth, M+R is also adding sales and operations staff to its CargoSphere user community to strengthen business development through faster distribution of accurate, timely rates to customers.

The current freight rate environment is highly volatile, with rates changing every day, which puts added pressure on freight transportation buyers and sellers who need access to current, accurate rates with all the up-to-date surcharges and GRIs (general rate increases) included in bottom-line costs.

In this atmosphere, M+R is continuously tasked with updating their rates. To streamline this non-stop task, M+R uses SUDS (Smart Upload and Diagnostic Solution), CargoSphere's proprietary software. SUDS intelligently reads and processes external freight rate data directly from any static document and loads it into the user's dynamic rate system database.

M+R's systematized, rate updates are distributed in the Rate Mesh cloud to their partner network in the US. This enables each agent partner to receive current rates from M+R on their own in-house CargoSphere pricing system, or through M+R-branded guest systems. By connecting with M+R in the Rate Mesh cloud, U.S. agents effectively eliminate the U.S.-Asia time zone difference. There's no waiting for Asia to open for business.

Gary Pope, VP of Ocean Freight Procurement Asia, M+R Spedag said, "The CargoSphere Rate Mesh reduces the hassle of making our own spreadsheets and emailing them to our partners. Rates change so fast these days; the spreadsheets are already out of date by the time our partners look at them. Without CargoSphere's real-time connectivity, we wouldn't be able to collaborate with certain agents who required timely rate delivery."

"By connecting in the Rate Mesh Cloud with M+R, U.S. agents eliminate freight rate friction. The rates are available in their internal pricing systems with no rekeying and no delays. This is the 'magic' of the Rate Mesh that makes it such a powerful tool to enhance agent collaboration and competitiveness," said Neil Barni, president of CargoSphere.

About M+R Spedag
Established in 1952, The M+R Spedag Group is a family owned global transportation and logistics company headquartered in Switzerland, with more than 2000 employees in 80 locations handling over 250,000 teu. The company's core activities include: European overland services, global ocean and air freight, project and textile logistics, warehousing, contract logistics and distribution services. For more information: www.mrspedag.com

About CargoSphere
The CargoSphere rate technology platform delivers frictionless rate distribution and networking.

Cloud-based, systematized contract and rate management provides the CargoSphere user community with accurate and collaborative rate distribution, sharing, comparison and quoting, as well as the ability to self-publish FMC tariffs. The CargoSphere Rate Mesh connects shipping partners for seamless, confidential rate collaboration in real-time to simplify rate communication and provide a faster, more effective way to receive and distribute freight rates.

During these competitive times, CargoSphere offers users significant productivity improvements from CargoSphere's Cloud technology due to increased data accuracy and the ease associated with a systematized database with a single source of truth. For more information, visit: www.cargosphere.com

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