Stockholm, Sweden and Parsippany, NJ July 26, 2001 Tradevision, a provider of electronic data interchange (EDI) and communication services for air cargo management, and INTTRA, a provider of B2B ocean freight services, today announced an alliance designed to enable Tradevision to enhance its air services portfolio by directly connecting with INTTRA's ocean transportation network infrastructure.
Tradevision's Logistics Management System, LogiMan, will soon provide the ability for freight forwarders to monitor shipments across air and water simultaneously. LogiMan presently enables its network of logistics service providers to send and receive booking, track and trace, and other pertinent air cargo container messages. By leveraging INTTRA's network of ocean carriers and INTTRA-LINK, a transportation network infrastructure designed to improve the ocean transport function for existing enterprise software by providing connectivity and standardized access to multiple carriers, the enhanced LogiMan will deliver greater product functionality and improved customer service to LogiMan users.
INTTRA Chief Executive Ken Bloom said, "Tradevision is widely known as a leader in providing airfreight logistics technology. This partnership extends Tradevisions' service offerings while also extending INTTRA's reach to more than 700 freight forwarders who are, of course, a critical constituency in any logistics portal."
Allan Harsbo, senior vice president of Tradevision, said, "We are truly excited about our alliance with INTTRA. Adding sea freight to our services enables us to provide enhanced one-stop shopping options for our forwarding customers. While only about three percent of the world's cargo volumes are taken by air, ocean transport represents over 80 percent. Because of our alliance with INTTRA, Tradevision is now a truly multi-modal supplier. Regardless of transport mode, all shipments can now be automatically monitored."
In addition to INTTRA-LINK, INTTRA's suite of products includes INTTRA-ACT, the B2B Web-hosted portal that standardizes and supports door-to-door ocean transport services for customers of participating carriers. INTTRA's products enable shippers, freight forwarders, third-party logistics providers, brokers, and interactive Web portals to manage the booking and tracking of cargo across multiple shipping lines in a single integrated process.