Maersk Line has adopted a cloud-based platform which provides a digital and fully-automated method of sending contract rates and amendments to clients.
The carrier will use Cargosphere’s electronic smart upload and diagnostics solution (eSUDS) its and Rate Mesh platform to digitally distribute its rates to shippers and freight forwarders.
Carsten Grank Olsen, senior director and global head of eCommerce at Maersk Line, said: “his move is part of the Maersk Line digital transformation and helps us to offer advanced, industry-leading digital solutions that improve the customer experience.
“Our customers require a faster and simpler way to manage freight rates and CargoSphere is delivering the advanced technology to achieve this.”
The company has become the second major carrier to join CargoSphere after Hapag-Lloyd adopted the platform in March.
According to CargoSphere the platform can generate time and cost savings, improve data accuracy, provide online access to rates, and offer faster reconciliation of invoices and faster quoting.
Neil Barni, managing director of CargoSphere, said: “Digital ocean rate distribution removes many of the manual processes that have acted as a drag on rates management for many years and I am thrilled to see our long-term vision coming to fruition.”