THE neutral electronic transaction platform INTTRA grew its carrier network by four, including Evergreen Marine Corporation.
In addition to Evergreen, Namsung Shipping, Unifeeder and Antillean Marine Shipping also joined the platform.
More than 60 carriers are members of the network, and more than 30,000 shipping companies in more than 200 counties are active on INTTRA.
INTTRA CEO John Fay said 2017 was a tremendous year for INTTRA, with container orders growing by 12%, and the company processing 45m container orders on its platform
“Our network growth, both in transaction volume and in participants, means we are no longer approaching the digital tipping point, the digital tipping point has arrived,” he said.
INTTRA president and COO Inna Kuznetsova said everyone wins when the INTTRA network scales in size.
“Carriers joining INTTRA benefit by providing a great customer experience to shippers and by attracting more business as a result,” she said.
“Shippers benefit as they can book and trace containers from multiple carriers in a standard manner and through a single connection, reducing costs and errors.
“The expansion of our network and the introduction of new integrated solutions to digitalise key pieces of the container shipping lifecycle are all part of our larger vision to help reinvent the container shipping industry for the digital age.”