SOURCE: GT Nexus, Inc.

GT Nexus, Inc.

September 17, 2013 08:00 ET

United Arab Shipping Company Selects GT Nexus to Strengthen Global e-Commerce Services

Cloud-Based Platform Enables Enhanced Capabilities for UASC Customers to Improve Visibility & Reduce Costs

OAKLAND, CA--(Marketwired - Sep 17, 2013) - GT Nexus today announced that it has been selected by United Arab Shipping Company (UASC) to provide transactional e-commerce services. UASC has integrated its operational systems to support bookings, shipping instructions, schedules, and shipment status events for multiple customers through the GT Nexus platform.

"Over the past decade, the world's biggest shippers and 3PLs have proactively instituted transportation and supply chain management control towers in the cloud on GT Nexus," said Vijay Minocha, Head of Customer Service and E Commerce at UASC. "The ability to fully support our customers in the cloud is essential to delivering visibility and agility they need to compete today. Partnering with GT Nexus and establishing USAC within their community enables us to better service our customers and empowers them to proactively manage their supply chains."

"UASC is a welcome addition to the community of ocean carriers operating on the platform," said Michelle Cummings, Vice President of Ocean Services and Partners for GT Nexus. "Our customers place very high strategic value on their partner's ability to interact with them on GT Nexus. UASC will now be positioned to work in an efficient, standardized way on their key client's platform of choice."

Today, every major ocean carrier is integrated with GT Nexus. Carriers, like UASC, integrate to the platform once and then use that single standardized interface to exchange business information with thousands of GT Nexus customers. The GT Nexus community will now find UASC, who is an active and fully certified carrier, capable of meeting their technology information needs.

ABOUT UASC - Headquartered in Kuwait with a Corporate Office in the UAE, UASC serves Asia from Singapore, Europe from London, the Middle East from Dubai and North America from Cranford, New Jersey. After more than 37 years of reliable service, UASC has earned its name as a market leader by being one of the most prominent carriers both in terms of liner cargo as well as port coverage. For more information, visit http://www.uasc.net/.

About GT Nexus
GT Nexus operates the world's largest cloud-based business network and execution platform for global trade and supply chain management. Over 25,000 businesses across industry verticals, including adidas Group, Caterpillar, Citi, Columbia Sportswear, DHL, Electrolux, Levi Strauss & Co., Kohl's, Nestlé, Pfizer, Renault, and Sears share GT Nexus as their standard, multi-enterprise collaboration platform. This enables all network participants to operate against a core, real-time and always on set of information across multiple supply chain functions, allowing them to optimize the flow of goods, funds and trade information, from the point of order through final payment. For more information please visit us at www.gtnexus.com.

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