The portal-based ocean shipping e-commerce network INTTRA this week hosted the liner carrier industry’s first Ocean Shipping CIO Leadership Council in Paris.
Participants included chief information officers from the world’s top ocean carriers, shippers and recognized industry experts, including CMA CGM, Hapag-Lloyd, Hamburg Süd, Maersk Line, MSC, UASC, CSAV, Kuehne + Nagel, Boston Consulting Group, Gartner, and Mallory Alexander International Logistics.
The two-day event was designed to allow the CIO Leadership Council to exchange ideas and collaborate to establish a roadmap for sustainable ocean shipping e-commerce improvements. Participants discussed key technology and business trends and outlined strategies to put innovation into motion. The council will also provide input on key technology initiatives for INTTRA to implement to help drive major industry innovation, further adoption of automation and industry-wide data quality improvements.
“The formation of the CIO Leadership Council is crucial to building a technology roadmap to address the industry’s most pressing challenges,” said Ken Bloom, CEO of INTTRA. “We recognize that, as a group, we need to develop technology solutions for real business issues that will enable the industry to deliver services to the shipping community that deliver greater value. Through collaboration with the top carriers and shippers, we’ll be able to achieve more impactful improvements than any individual provider can achieve themselves to continue to move the maritime industry forward.”
The Paris event is the first in a series of CIO Leadership Council meetings and initiatives planned for the coming year, INTTRA said. - Eric Johnson