INTTRA is an e-commerce platform for the ocean industry that enables shippers and forwarders to easily connect to their carriers. Its new software product, INTTRA Desktop File Master for Shipping Instructions, gives shippers and forwarders an additional tool to transfer information from a company's own system into the INTTRA Desktop software.
The PC-based tool is designed for shippers and forwarders who want to use one standard process for submitting electronic shipping instructions (SIs) to multiple ocean carriers. Using the new tool, shippers can more easily integrate shipping instruction data from their own systems without incurring the cost of updating their systems or investing in more costly EDI integration with each carrier. By eliminating the need for manual data entry, the software saves users time and improves data accuracy.
The software allows users to create multiple shipping instructions from a single file. This feature speeds up the SI creation process and eliminates the need to create one shipping instruction at a time. The system also improves data quality by checking source data against INTTRA Desktop validation rules to ensure transferred data are accurate.
With 23 of the world's largest ocean carriers as members, INT- TRA initiates more than 150,000 container orders a week and handles over $11 billion worth of ocean freight each year.