As INTTRA marks its first anniversary of its alliance with the Port of Valencia, the port's customers are finding significant benefits in their connection to INTTRA through the valenciaportpcs.net portal, which utilizes the INTTRA-Link EDI connection.
INTTRA is the largest e-commerce platform for the ocean industry enabling all shippers and forwarders to reach all carriers, including those that are not members of INTTRA's connected network. With 23 of the world's largest ocean carriers as member carriers, INTTRA initiates more than 150,000 container orders a week and handles over $11 billion worth of ocean freight each year.
Valenciaportpcs.net, an online portal that connects the Valencia port community, is designed "to improve the transaction processes of ship and cargo agents and operators, including forwarding agents, shipping agents and carriers," said Jaime Lopez, Commercial Manager for valicenciaportpcs.net.
He explains that five of the port's customers are actively utilizing INTTRA-Link to submit their shipping instructions. In addition, INTTRA bookings, Web-based Bill of Ladings and track and trace functions will be ready shortly.
The customers utilizing the INTTRA connection are TIBA, Trans Unión, General Noli, Leonardi and Savino del Bene. "All these customers/forwarders are working close to and with the full support of INTTRA's carrier network,"
Arturo Monzó, General Noli's IT Manager says that freight forwarders use the INTTRA/valenciaportpcs.net connection because it provides a nearly error free, easy to use, extremely fast and "more effective service for data transmission" when compared to any other tool. He says also that the system provides secure communication, which is a major selling point for General Noli customers.
Francisco García, Trans Unión's IT Manager, says they have found INTTRA-Link to be "a good global solution to our needs for data transmission. Through the single platform offered by the INTTRA/valenciaportpcs.net alliance, we can send transmissions to all the related parties, eliminating the need for email and fax communications. Plus any technical problem is resolved in an efficient and professional manner," he added.
The carriers and the freight forwarding/logistics community in Valencia receive the added incentive of "land transport orders and shipping instructions from a vast number of freight forwarders that are already connected to INTTRA if customers work through the new INTTRA/ valenciaportpcs.net link," added Lopez. And the alliance provides "local logistics officers with a new tool to connect to the world's leading carriers, along with providing their customers better service. Through INTTRA they can become more competitive and capture increased business."
Nuria Gago, INTTRA Iberia Sales Director, says that Port of Valencia is one of INTTRA's top alliances. "Everyone likes working with valenciaportpcs.net as their main focus is to meet customer needs and that is a key to their success. Besides, valenciaportpcs.net is very forward looking and has been able to service its customers with the e-business tools they are seeking."
The port has even created a Technology Innovation Award given to customers whose "efforts help to support and improve shipping industry business processes," said Monzo. General Noli, along with TIBA and Trans Union, were the first to receive such recognition in the Valencia Port Community.
Army Pedersen, INTTRA's Managing Director for Europe, Middle East and Africa, adds that "INTTRA's role is to support the industry and provide a single process for shippers, forwarders and carriers to do e-commerce. This is the most effective way to drive efficiency and streamline the transaction process."
INTTRA, founded in 2000 and headquartered in Parsippany, N.J., is a leading global provider of e-commerce solutions to ocean carriers and their customers. INTTRA professionals work with customers to streamline and standardize their shipping processes, applying their e-commerce knowledge of the shipping industry for customers in markets worldwide.
INTTRA's e-commerce platform offers a comprehensive range of e-commerce tools, including: Tender, OceanSchedules.com, Booking, Shipping Instructions, Bill of Lading, Track & Trace, and Reports. Accessing the INTTRA platform is simple, using any combination of their channel solutions:
INTTRA-Link (EDI-based, system-to-system connection), INTTRA-Desktop (off-line PC application), or INTTRA-Act (web-based application).
INTTRA's carrier network includes, Alianca, ANL, CMA CGM, CSAV, CSAV NORASIA, Deutsche Afrika-Linien, Emirates Shipping Line, FANZL, Hamburg Sud, Hapag-Lloyd, "K" Line, Libra, Maersk Line, MCC Transport Pte Ltd., MISC, Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company S.A., NYK Line, Safmarine, Senator Lines and United Arab Shipping Company. The INTTRA carrier network represents over 63 percent of the container capacity among the world's top ocean carriers.
For more information visit www.inttra.com. Or contact Andy Barrons, INTTRA Vice President of Marketing, at +1.973.263.5100 or email him at:
About the Port of Valencia
The Port Authority of Valencia (PAV) commercially known as Valenciaport, is the public enterprise responsible for running and administrating the three state owned ports situated along 80 kilometers of Spain's eastern Mediterranean coastline. The three ports are Gandia, Valencia and Sagunto.
The Port of Valencia is the most important port in Spain from a commercial viewpoint, ranking first in the country's port system for real registered foreign trade container volume (imports and exports). Valencia channels traffic from all sectors of the economy and practically all types of commodities. Its main traffics include construction materials (cement and clinker, tiles, marble, etc.), agriculture and foodstuffs (grain and fodder, wines and beverages, conserves, fruit, etc.), power products (diesel, petrol, coal, etc.), chemicals, motorcars (Ford, Fiat, Kia, Iveco, etc.), furniture and wood, textiles, footwear and machinery, etc. There is also regular passenger traffic between the Port of Valencia and the Balearic Islands and Italy and an emerging cruise line market with 110 port calls and
106,502 cruise passengers in 2005.
The star traffic of the Port of Valencia is container traffic. Over the last ten years, the PAV, along with a private initiative from its Port Community, has made considerable investments in infrastructure and the latest generation equipment. The Strategic Plan drawn up by Valenciaport, with
2015 as its horizon, includes special actions to boost this traffic even further by reinforcing the high standards of guaranteed service which have placed Valenciaport in the lead of Mediterranean trading ports.
Valenciaport's privileged geostrategic situation in the centre of the Western Mediterranean coastline, in line with the east-west shipping corridor crossing the Suez Canal and the Gibraltar Straits, positions it as the first and last port of call for the main regular line shipping companies sailing between America, the Mediterranean Basin and the Far East. Also, Valenciaport is the best and most efficient choice at the service of maritime trade in the Southern European Union. Over 140 regular shipping lines, run by the main international shipping companies, connect it to over 850 ports on the five continents.
Main customers include: APL, CMA-CGM, COSCO Container Lines, CSAV, China Shipping Container Lines, Evergreen, Hamburg Süd, Hanjin, Italia di Navigazione, Hapag Lloyd, K-Line, Maersk Line, MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company S.A., Senator Lines, United Arab Shipping Company, Yang-Ming, and Zim Container Line.
For more information contact: Jaime Lopez, valienciaportpcs.net Commercial Manager; Tel: +34-963939400, and email: email@example.com.
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