- Colombian Customs House Broker Taps INTTRA Network for Increased Logistics Efficiencies-
Parsippany, NJ, August 8, 2011 - INTTRA, the leading provider of e-commerce solutions for the ocean freight industry, announced today Colombian company Agencia de Aduanas Gama (Gama) as an INTTRA iLink customer. As an INTTRA customer for over four years, Gama realized the need to enhance its connection to the INTTRA network and recently decided to upgrade its services to better serve its customers.
With over 1,000 shipping instructions processed each month, Gama understands the importance of accuracy and efficiency. Before INTTRA, processing shipping instructions was less efficient and required many labor hours to ensure accuracy. Not only did shipping instructions have to be processed through multiple systems and channels, sometimes they were even faxed or hand delivered. Due to the many necessary touch points, errors in reading data and the overall quality of the data supplied in the shipping instructions were often a major issue when it came time to process. Gama often times had to double and triple check information to ensure accuracy and avoid fines - a time consuming and difficult procedure.
With the INTTRA network, Gama now is able to process much higher quality shipping instructions for its customers. This not only ensures that they can avoid fines, but it creates reliable data through a much more efficient process. Also, INTTRA allows Gama to widen its business reach by including more than 30 carriers in the INTTRA network.
"For customs house brokers, accurate data is vital for moving shipments from port to the customer," said Gabriel Galvis, general manager at Gama. "The INTTRA network is able to make the process more efficient and accurate. All of Gama customers will benefit from this development."
"Data quality can have a large impact on any business in the ocean shipping industry," said Virgil Ferreira, general manager, INTTRA Americas. "Accurate data and reliable, efficient processes that allow logistics providers to reach multiple customers can increase the potential for new business and keep current customers satisfied. The complexity of the industry in previous years made it difficult for many companies to reach their full potential. With INTTRA's help, they can take advantage of our multi-carrier network to streamline their ocean shipping needs."
INTTRA is a leading global provider of e-commerce solutions to the ocean freight industry. INTTRA professionals work with over 30 leading carriers and their customers to streamline and standardize their shipping processes worldwide through a network of more than 25,000 corporate locations. Over 450,000 container orders are initiated on the INTTRA platform each week, representing more than 14 percent of global ocean container trade.
About Agencia de Aduanas Gama S.A. Nivel 1
Gama is a Custom Broker and logistics group leader in custom brokerage, transport & storage. Created 30 years ago, it has consolidated the organization into one of the most important logistics service providers in Colombia. Gama is proud to be a customer driven group, always at the leading edge in the custom brokerage industry in areas such as information technology, custom regulations consultation, HTS codes classification, project management and security in export cargo.
For additional information, visit www.aduanasgama.com.