MercuryGate Partners with Modal-X
CARY, N.C., August 01, 2015 – MercuryGate International, Inc., the industry-leading provider of transportation management software, today announced an integration partnership with Norfolk Southern Railroad whereby TMS clients gain easy access to Modal-X, a portal for spot purchasing of door to door intermodal service, across the Norfolk Southern network.
Norfolk Southern’s Thoroughbred Direct intermodal service offers a comprehensive spectrum of supply chain services to tackle complex distribution challenges. 3PLs and freight brokers benefit from easy access to the door to door intermodal services from within their transportation management system (TMS). The integration enables MercuryGate customers to quickly see rates, book capacity and tender shipments. Customers will benefit from the service which enables end to end management of multi leg shipments, all the way till end delivery with real time tack and trace capabilities.
“MercuryGate integrated with Modal-X, give TMS users an alternative for executing multi-leg, multimodal shipments with a door to door service provider,” said MercuryGate CEO and Co-Founder Monica Wooden. “Our clients enjoy the most comprehensive solution on the market today for locating capacity across any mode. Easy access to Norfolk Southern’s lanes through Modal-X extends that advantage for our clients.”
“Clients of MercuryGate can now leverage Norfolk Southern’s intermodal network which is a great lower cost option to over the road trucking”, says Sam at Norfolk Southern. “MercuryGate has made it very easy for Modal-X customers to optimize the entire multi-leg load from one easy-to-use screen. That’s a big advantage for our customers.”
Access to Modal-X for spot buying is available now to all MercuryGate clients who provide 3PL and freight brokerage services. Once contracted with Norfolk Southern for access to Thoroughbred Intermodal service, rates and capacity are made visible through the load rating screen within the TMS and can be booked directly from within the application. MercuryGate will be demonstrating the TMS with integrated Modal-X at this year’s IANA Intermodal Expo in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida on September 20th to 22nd.
Besides easy access to rates and booking services, integrated Modal-X clients receive ability to book same day pickup and also have access to competitive “Book Now” pricing. Clients can tender loads electronically and monitor shipments with real time status tracking and on time statistics.
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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. Visit MercuryGate at www.mercurygate.com or contact us directly at [email protected].