August 15, 2013 – Guildford, UK – Hankyu Hanshin Express, a leading Japanese global provider of logistics and freight forwarding services, has now started the planning for the roll out of Kewill's freight forwarding software solution across its operations in the United Kingdom.

Kewill Forwarding is a fully managed solution and will be used by Hankyu Hanshin Express in the UK to manage its air, sea and road based Logistics operations.

The expansion of Kewill Forwarding across the UK is part of a wider project throughout Europe, which will see all of Hankyu Hanshin Express' operations running one integrated freight forwarding platform. The first phase of the project kicked off in Germany last year, with phase two seeing the implementation of the solution throughout the UK. Phase three will see functionality rolled out across the rest of Europe.

The multimodal freight forwarding solution will offer quick and easy access to critical shipment information, providing visibility of cargo throughout the shipment cycle. Additionally, the solution will improve the management of freight forwarding procedures across Hankyu Hanshin Express' European business.

Jon Smerin, UK Logistics Manager at Hankyu Hanshin Express said, “We have relied on Kewill’s software to manage our cargo and customs processes for many years, and we continue to be impressed by their domain knowledge, the strength of their solutions and team. Multi-country deployment capabilities are key for us given that we operate in so many diverse regions, and Kewill has proved it is more than capable to deliver on both a regional and international level.”

The wider project involves comprehensive integration between Kewill Forwarding and Kewill’s multi-national customs solution, CustomsXchange, automating compliance with customs procedures, such as; importing, exporting and New Computerised Transit Systems (NCTS). This will include the localisation of forwarding documents to comply with UK legal requirements and regulations.

Evan Puzey, Chief Marketing Officer at Kewill said, “Hankyu Hanshin Express is a long-term customer of Kewill in both the EMEA and Asia Pacific regions, and we are very pleased to build on our partnership, continuing to work closely together to support their strategic goals.”

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