WorldWide Alliance (WWA), a network of the world’s leading NVOCCs providing less-than-container-load (LCL) cargo solutions, and WiseTech Global, developer of leading cloud-based logistics execution software CargoWise, have further expanded their integration of key rate and operational data.
The digital connection between CargoWise and WWA systems now incorporates multiple integrated data streams to deliver a rich user experience for CargoWise operators, WWA members and their customers, including booking requests and confirmations, shipping instructions, sailing schedules, cargo tracking events, and rates.
Comments from Kristian Larsen, Managing Director and Eric D’Souza, Director IT at WWA, “The collaboration between WWA and WiseTech is evidence of how beneficial real-time, integrated connections are to all parties. As the shipping industry continues to look for solutions to alleviate capacity constraints, there is an increasing need for logistics providers to adapt and be flexible, moving quickly to provide end customers
with the most efficient, integrated, and cost-effective LCL solution.
“Our direct connection with CargoWise means we are reaching our global network of customers and providing a push-and-pull of vital data sets and unrestricted message exchanges that promote automation, visibility and operational excellence – all on the one platform.”
Neil Barni, who founded CargoSphere and whose WiseTech Global business unit designed the digital rate connector noted: “The benefits of combining real-time rates, schedules, bookings and tracking on the one system and accessible with just a few mouse clicks means freight forwarders are able to navigate the complexity of the global supply chain in a more efficient and time sensitive way.”
Mr Barni explains that the integration allows mutual customers of CargoWise and WWA to use CargoWise to quote and operationalize shipments based on automated, digital data streams that originate from the WWA system, providing a single source of data with no manual re-entry. “Data quality throughout the lifecycle of a shipment is critical. CargoWise leverages industry-tested algorithms and business intelligence to optimize outcomes for its customers.
“We’ve expanded the integration to provide CargoWise users with access to on-demand contract rates directly from WWA or to full data sets of negotiated rates. Together with a real-time audit process and interactive notification function, customers can view large volumes of amended rates and provide immediate electronic feedback to WWA on rate approvals.
“We continue to focus on growing the CargoWise ecosystem and realizing our vision of connecting the global ocean carriers and global LCL carriers to their customers, enhancing collaboration on our leading CargoWise platform, and reducing operational pain points.”
About WorldWide Alliance
Founded in 2007, WorldWide Alliance and its network of the world's leading NVOCCs are dedicated to providing customers with efficient and cost-effective transportation solutions for their LCL cargo. WWA has coverage across 6 continents and continues to expand its presence to cover our customers' needs. Based in Chatham, New Jersey, USA, the team is made up of approximately 5100 employees from over 75 different countries. Currently we are 15 members working from 184 offices and offer over 2500 direct weekly LCL export services. For more information, please visit www.wwalliance.com.
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