CargoSphere, the American rate network for container shipping, has announced that Maersk Line has gone live with digital, fully-automated distribution of its contract rates and amendments.
The world’s largest container shipping company 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.
Liezel du Toit, a senior director at Maersk Line, commented, “We are very excited that our collaboration with CargoSphere has allowed us to take this important step in making it easier for our customers. Our customers should be spending time on their business, not on updating our rates in their systems.”
Carsten Frank Olsen, global head of ecommerce at Maersk Line, added, “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.”
Neil Barni, managing director of CargoSphere, described Maersk’s move as “a win for productivity and the customer experience”.