GT Nexus said Wednesday Maersk Line has contracted with it to provide e-commerce capabilities to Maersk customers.
GT Nexus said it has worked with Maersk for several years in
support of supply chain visibility and service contracting initiatives
with shippers and 3PLs that are on the platform.
"With this change, users of GT Nexus also have the ability to exchange electronic bookings and bill of lading instructions directly with Maersk Line," it said.
Maersk has integrated its back office systems with the GT Nexus platform to support paperless business transactions, GT Nexus said.
The announcement is notable because Maersk was a founding partner of the competing INTTRA shipping portal and at one time its parent A.P. Moller-Maersk owned 65 percent of INTTRA. According to its 2010 and 2011 annual report, that stake dropped to 23 percent, following a $30 million investment in INTTRA by ABS Capital Partners, announced in January 2010.
"A number of our customers use GT Nexus as their core supply chain
operating platform and we are able to support them by being a certified
carrier on that network,” said Danny Danford, head of e-Business Integration Solutions at Maersk.
“Maersk Line recognizes that shippers put a premium on advanced technology and expect their carriers to support them on the solution of their choice,” said John Urban, president of GT Nexus. “Customers are working to simplify their interactions with partners through automation. Maersk Line is now part of our network, and we welcome them to our growing community of providers.” - Chris Dupin