MercuryGate Offers Leading TMS Solution to Freight Forwarders
Members of FIATA, The International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations are offered favorable market positioning by MercuryGate
Cary, N.C. and Glattbrugg, Switzerland, September 23 — MercuryGate International, Inc., a global provider of cloud-based transportation management solutions, today announced a cooperative agreement with the International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations (FIATA) to provide its global membership access to best-in-class TMS technology for a reduced cost.
Under terms of the agreement, freight forwarders who are FIATA members, may elect to participate in the program and pay a special discounted set-up fee and per-transaction fee to gain full access to MercuryGate’s international TMS that includes advanced planning, execution and shipment settling functions as well as visibility and reporting capabilities.
MercuryGate executed the agreement during the FIATA World Congress 2015, held Sept. 8-13 in Taipei, which drew some 1,200 attendees worldwide from the customs, freight forwarding and logistics industries.
“MercuryGate is excited to be a new FIATA member and to bring our solution to its worldwide membership,” said Dan Vertachnik, Chief Commercial Officer of MercuryGate. “MercuryGate believes that every freight forwarder should be able to compete in today’s competitive market. Being able to operate with a best-in-class TMS is a big step in that direction.”
MercuryGate’s international TMS gives freight forwarders the tools and workflow to automate the right processes while sharing data easily with their partners and agents. As a cloud-based solution, the TMS integrates schedule data from leading providers of Road, Air, Ocean, Rail, and Intermodal transportation to help clients ensure that shipments depart and arrive on time.
In the FIATA instance, Air and Ocean schedules are available for a small additional fee. Companies that have workflow and functional requirements different from or that extend beyond those of the FIATA instance have the option to work directly with MercuryGate to negotiate a separate agreement.
Anne Sandretto, who had signed the agreement in her Role as Chair of the FIATA Advisory Body Information Technology in Taipei, said: “I am happy that today we could finalize a MoU which would offer a powerful International Supply Chain IT solution to our members in particular taking into account of the requirements of our small and medium size enterprises”.
About MercuryGate International, Inc.
MercuryGate International delivers collaborative, global transportation management solutions for shippers, carriers, brokers, freight forwarders and third party logistics providers enabling them to plan, optimize, execute and settle global transportation movements while providing complete end-to-end control tower visibility and decision support. With MercuryGate’s configurable architecture and workflow engine, MercuryGate clients are able to manage parcel, LTL, intermodal and truckload shipments as well as complex multi-leg, ocean, air, and rail movements.
FIATA, the International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations, was founded in Vienna, Austria on May 31st 1926. It is a non-governmental organization that today represents an industry covering approximately 40,000 forwarding and logistics firms, employing around 10 million people in 158 countries. FIATA has consultative status with the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) of the United Nations (inter alia ECE, ESCAP, ESCWA, etc.), the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), and the UN Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) as well as many other UN related bodies, e.g. the World Bank. It is recognized as representing the freight forwarding industry by many other governmental organizations, governmental authorities, private international organizations in the field of transport and logistics, such as the European Commission (through CLECAT), the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), the International Air Transport Association (IATA), the International Union of Railways (UIC), the International Road Transport Union (IRU), the World Customs Organization (WCO), the World Trade Organization (WTO), etc.
FIATA Media Contact:
Marco Sorgetti, Director General