INTTRA Enhances OceanSchedules Solution

Updated multi-carrier scheduling tool gives customers new options for direct, real-time integration and delivery of a SAP integration ready format

Parsippany, N.J.Sept. 27, 2012—Ocean shipping global multi-carrier network provider INTTRA developed major enhancements to OceanSchedules, a comprehensive multi-carrier scheduling solution for the ocean shipping industry.

Customers can now access and evaluate over seven million global vessel schedules from 31 carriers with a new option for integrating OceanSchedules within existing applications and support for additional data formats for customers who want to load data directly into their systems. OceanSchedules now offers companies of any size the widest array of options for accessing, evaluating and choosing the voyage that best meets their needs from a single source.

“With our latest release of OceanSchedules, INTTRA brings customers a complete suite of ocean scheduling solutions with options on how to access and incorporate this information into their existing planning processes,” said Ivan Latanision, Senior Vice President, Product Management for INTTRA. “Now customers have more choices for ensuring they have an economical and efficient process for searching and selecting ocean voyages.”

Included in this release of OceanSchedules, a new delivery format supports the requirements of SAP’s Transportation Management Solution. Current SAP customers can immediately take advantage of these new delivery options by contacting INTTRA to begin receiving OceanSchedules. This format joins XML and EDI as a way for shippers and alliance partners to receive OceanSchedules information.

Additionally, the OceanSchedules suite of products now offers both shippers and software providers a way to easily integrate OceanSchedules directly into their own solutions. INTTRA delivers access to OceanSchedules through a Web service that retrieves available schedules in real-time, eliminating the need to load schedules into a local database. CargoSphere, a rate management and negotiation system, and DHL Global Forwarding, a global freight forwarding service provider, both recently integrated OceanSchedules into their products.

“Finding the right voyage is an integral part of the entire shipping process and customers require fast, efficient and easy to use services to simplify this process,” said Andreas Krueger, Vice President, Head of Global Ocean Freight Operations, Quality & Compliance, DHL Global Forwarding. “Now we have a DHL branded solution powered by INTTRA that complements our existing scheduling solution. This is a nice enhancement to our current ocean freight pages for our customer and site visitors to enjoy.”