INTTRA, the ocean container shipping industry’s largest neutral network, has teamed up with a top Chinese IT logistics company to expand its electronic verified gross mass (eVGM) solutions in the country.
Ningbo International Logistics Development Company (NILD), which has provided booking and shipping instructions as an INTTRA partner since 2008, will now extend its partnership to include INTTRA's eVGM solution.
The system is a digital method of protecting against the misdeclaration of cargo weight, a major hazard which often results in cargo claims, structural damages to vessels and also poses a significant risk to the lives of staff.
Xu Wei, Vice-General Manager, NILD, said: “NILD has aggressive growth plans in China, so we're looking forward to leveraging this new agreement and nearly decade-long close partnership with INTTRA to help us achieve our goals.
“NILD has now signed up for INTTRA's eVGM, helping NILD's CargoEDI to prepare for growth in the North China region. Additionally, by integrating with CargoEDI, ocean booking agents and shippers in Northern China can transact to multiple ocean carrier providers through INTTRA.”
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Inna Kuznetsova, President and COO, INTTRA, said: “INTTRA is pleased to expand its partnership with NILD to create higher value for customers in China.
“We're seeing more companies join our eVGM network to leverage a single connection for the submission and status check of eVGM to multiple carriers as a way to reduce costs and inefficiencies.”