Globe Express Services selects GT Nexus for ocean freight management initiative

Globe Express Services has chosen GT Nexus to provide software and services for a strategic technology initiative to improve ocean freight contract management and shipment execution.

Globe Express provides freight forwarding and IT-based cargo management solutions specializing in U.S. trade with the Far East. One of the 50 largest 3PLs in the U.S., Globe’s clients include importers and exporters in the furniture, footwear, hardware, lighting, children’s apparel & accessories, and general consumer goods markets.

Globe has selected GT Nexus’ Global Transportation Control software, an integrated suite of web-hosted applications that automate and standardize procurement and management of transportation service contracts. Globe will be using GT Nexus as its dedicated system to manage rates and service contracts with ocean carriers.

In parallel with this deployment, Globe also is integrating its back-office systems with the GTN Portal shipping platform, enabling Globe to electronically process transactions (such as bookings and bills of lading) with ocean carriers worldwide, over the web. GT Nexus operates GTN Portal for a consortium of shipping lines.

The two-pronged initiative with GT Nexus helps Globe address several business imperatives, including:

  • Standardizing and digitizing complex international service contracts with shipping lines, consolidating them in a common system and single data model for centralized management and control.
  • Using the web as the delivery platform, so that Globe pricing specialists worldwide can go online anywhere, anytime to access and update rate and service information.
  • Providing tools for managing ongoing contract amendments and pricing changes with shipping lines, ensuring that the most accurate and up-to-date rate and service terms are being applied to the customer’s business.
  • Integrating with an industry-standard transaction platform that’s already “pre-wired” with ocean carriers, for automated, electronic shipment execution, over the web.

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