The ocean container shipping industry’s largest neutral network, INTTRA, has formed new ties with iCargo Alliance — a global non-vessel operating common carrier (NVOCC) involved in less container load (LCL) shipments.
iCargo Alliance's global alliance network of NVOCCs may now send their booking and shipping instructions through INTTRA’s network.
The move strengthens the services of both companies as iCargo Alliance has more than 30 partners, operating 170 offices in 89 countries, providing customized LCL solutions that combine all multi-modal transport options.
INTTRA connects over 225,000 shipping professionals with more than 50 leading container shipping companies.
iCargo Alliance's partnership will add to a growing list of more than 120 organizations.
Inna Kuznetsova, President and COO of INTTRA, said: “We are delighted to welcome iCargo Alliance as one of our newest NVOCCs.
“The growing number and variety of NVOCCs and carriers joining our network means a wider range of customers will now have a more efficient way to book containers and receive tracking information.”
Kuznetsova has confirmed that she will be speaking more on the subject of digitizing the shipping industry at Port Technology's Container Terminal Automation Conference
Franky Van Doren, Managing Director, iCargo Alliance, stated: “Many of our global forwarders depend on INTTRA to connect directly to carriers for their FCL and LCL shipments.
“Joining INTTRA’s network as an NVOCC makes great sense, enabling us to improve our competitive position in the market, while removing cost from our operations.”