Maersk goes live with Cargosphere Digital Rate Distribution

CargoSphere , the neutral rate network for container shipping, announced that Maersk Line has

gone live with digital,

fully-automated distribution of its contract rates and amendments. Maersk Line is now digitally

distributing its rates to shipper, freight forwarder and NVOCC customers using CargoSphere eSUDS (electronic Smart Upload and Diagnostics Solution) and the CargoSphere Rate Mesh. A powerful solution that is highly complementary

to Maersk’s

online quoting solutions. Benefits to customers of 100% digital rate distribution

include time and cost savings, improved data accuracy, online access to timely rates for better decision making, faster reconciliation of invoices and faster quoting to customers for freight forwarders and NVOCCs. According to Neil Barni,

managing director of CargoSphere, “Digital ocean rate distribution removes many of the manual processes that have acted as a drag on rates management for many years. Having Maersk Line go live on the CargoSphere platform is a big signal of its intent to transform its own key processes and the industry solutions it

Port of Oakland project seen as key to future

A freight distribution center placing high-demand logistics capability inside a global trade gateway will soon take shape at the Port of Oakland. Port officials recently announced that work should begin this fall on a long-awaited Seaport Logistics Complex. The complex is envisioned as a cargo-handling campus that could change the trajectory of Port business. Currently a West Coast terminus for Transpacific trade vessels, Oakland could eventually double as a major freight distribution point. “This is our future,” said Port of Oakland Maritime Director John Driscoll.

“The Seaport

Logistics Complex will give freight shippers the opportunity to manage international supply chains right next door to the rail yards and marine terminals where their cargo is transported.” CenterPoint Properties is building CenterPoint Landing, the first 440,000-sq. ſt. facility at the complex. CenterPoint executives say site preparation on its 27-acre leased parcel should begin by October. The tentative schedule calls for construction to begin next spring. The building is expected to open by summer 2020.

CenterPoint’s $52 million facility will be constructed at Maritime and 14th streets in the heart of the Port.

The property once

served as an Army supply depot. The Army decommissioned its Oakland base in the late 1990s. The Port received about 240 acres of the property between 2003 and 2007.

planners have imagined a logistics campus that could further strengthen Oakland’s role as a global trade gateway. The plan eventually calls for a complex with multiple buildings for warehousing or distribution. The Seaport Logistics Complex is envisioned as a transload center where shippers can ready cargo for transfer from ships to trucks or rail. Transloading has become increasingly popular with supply chain managers pursuing cost- effective transport alternatives. CenterPoint officials

said no

other U.S. port has the land to duplicate Oakland’s marriage of transportation and logistics capabilities. The Port opened a $100 million rail yard at the Seaport Logistics Complex in 2016. CenterPoint’s development will be the first building at the campus.

takes to market. This is a win for productivity and the customer experience.” Carsten Frank Olsen, Senior

Director and Global Head of eCommerce at Maersk Line, said, “We’re pleased to offer 100% digital rate distribution on the CargoSphere platform to improve rate management efficiency to the industry. This

move is part of the Maersk Line digital transformation and helps us to offer advanced, industry- leading digital solutions that improve the customer experience. Our customers require a faster and simpler way to manage freight rates and CargoSphere is delivering the advanced technology to achieve this.”

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prior to going to bid. Specialized e-s o ur cin g

solutions like Ticontract from Transporeon Group can help shippers raise very detailed qualifying questions to vet potential new carriers, or even re- qualify incumbents. • Businesses are tying logistics

operations to the bottom line. As freight rates increase, the C-suite

is paying closer

attention to the management of

freight movement and the

focus to keep costs down or lose profitability. Using best practices, coupled with access


to a large community of carriers with whom shippers can build relationships, can help shippers gain capacity with carriers offering the right prices in the right lanes. When shippers and carriers

can consolidate LTL shipments into full truckload, costs can be greatly reduced. Transporeon Group provides access to a global community of over 65,000 carriers, all digitally connected to better collaborate and communicate to create optimal results, such as continuous moves, consolidated loads and more efficient backhauls.

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