MIZZEN Group has announced a partnership with Kontainers, a business that provides a “self service web application” helping shippers book their own freight movements.

The partnership is set to provide Mizzen with an additional global channel through which it can deploy key software.

Mizzen software allows any shipping line or freight forwarder to dynamically set prices and distribute rates via digital channels.

Kontainers is an enterprise software-as-a-service company with offices in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Dublin, New York and Shanghai with platforms for freight forwarders and shipping lines.

Its products are deployed with a quarter of the world’s top 20 global ocean freight brands and expect to power more than one million digital transactions by 2020.

According to a joint statement, the Mizzen partnership allows Kontainers to add dynamic price setting and rate management and distribution through its network of global clients.

The new Mizzen-Kontainers partnership has already secured its first Australian customer, Kalgin Global Logistics.

Kalgin managing director Richard Lamport said the new partnership had allowed the company to take its existing relationship with Mizzen “to the next level”.

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“From our early work with Mizzen, we have benefited from instant digital rate procurement and, now by combining Kontainers’ Edge product, we are able to provide the benefits of a digital transaction to our customers,” Mr Lamport said.

Mizzen Group managing director Jon Charles said the Kontainers partnership opened up new commercial opportunities.

“Our spot rate software is designed to bridge the gap that exists in all rate management solutions used by a freight buyer today,” Mr Charles said.

“When there is no contract rate on file for the required port pair, the process breaks down and requires a manual intervention to continue. Mizzen’s solution is able to step in at this point and provide an automated seamless operational workflow to customers.” 

Mr Charles said Mizzen and Kontainers had a shared vision for the digitalisation of the industry.

“Our partnership allows for deeper collaboration with the Kontainers products to incorporate Mizzen smart rate management and dynamic pricing solutions, providing the next generation of simple to use customer-centric freight software,” he said.

Kontainers chief executive Graham Parker said the new partnership with Mizzen would deliver great additional capability on their platform.

“We are delighted to announce this partnership with the Mizzen Group and again expand our footprint in the Australian market,” Mr Parker said. “We are delighted to work with another innovative freight brand in Kalgin and are excited to be part of their digital acceleration.”

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