SOURCE: GT Nexus, Inc.

GT Nexus, Inc.

October 06, 2009 06:30 ET

Seaboard Marine Selects GT Nexus Portal to Provide Industry Transactional eCommerce Services

Ocean Carrier Moving to Become a Fully Integrated, Automated Participant on the Platform

OAKLAND, CA--(Marketwire - October 6, 2009) - GT Nexus today announced that it has been selected by Seaboard Marine to provide transactional e-commerce services to the carrier's customers. In addition to e-commerce functionalities already available through its company-sponsored portal, Seaboard will integrate its operational systems to support bookings and shipping instructions for multiple customers through the GT Nexus trade and logistics portal.

"The ocean transportation industry is rapidly becoming a technology-centric business," said Bruce Brecheisen, executive vice president at Seaboard Marine, which is headquartered in Miami, FL. "We selected GT Nexus because they have essentially become a technology standard for the industry, which will help us better serve our various customers who have already standardized on GT Nexus for ocean freight management."

"We welcome Seaboard Marine to the community of carriers operating on the portal," said John Urban, president of GT Nexus. "The shipper and 3PL customers that are automating transactional services on GT Nexus will be thrilled to see that Seaboard is a fully integrated carrier, supporting their supply chain initiatives."

All services on the GT Nexus portal are delivered via the software-as-a-service (SaaS) model, which allows customers to get up and running quickly and cost effectively. Carriers integrate to the portal once and then use that single standardized interface to exchange business information with thousands of global customers.

GT Nexus customers all share a single platform that blends a stack of Web-based software applications with a network of carriers, 3PLs, suppliers, and financial institutions. Services on the portal support a wide range of business processes, including ocean transactions, item level visibility, supply chain finance, and 3PL operations. Customers use just the capabilities they need, paying for what they use, as they go.

ABOUT SEABOARD MARINE -- Seaboard Marine is an ocean transportation company that for more than 25 years has provided direct, regular service between the United States and the Caribbean Basin, Central and South America. Established in 1983, Seaboard Marine is a wholly owned subsidiary of Seaboard Corporation. Seaboard's fleet consists of over 40 vessels and nearly fifty thousand (50,000) dry, reefer and specialized containers. For more information visit

ABOUT GT NEXUS -- GT Nexus runs the world's only industry-backed, on-demand global trade and 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 Nestle, Xerox, American Eagle Outfitters, Procter & Gamble, Weyerhaeuser and The Home Depot. For information, visit

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