CargoWise, WWA in the data integration movement

Real-time connections between all parties can help freight forwarders navigate global supply chain operations more efficiently

The integration allows joint CargoWise and WWA customers to use CargoWise to quote and operationalize shipments.

The digital connection between CargoWise and WorldWide Alliance (WWA) systems now incorporates multiple integrated data streams to provide a better user experience for CargoWise operators, WWA members and their customers.

WorldWide Alliance (WWA) is a network of the world’s leading NVOCCs providing Less Than Truckload (LCL) freight solutions, and CargoWise is a cloud-based logistics fulfillment software developed by WiseTech Global.

“The collaboration between WWA and WiseTech is proof of the value of integrated, real-time connections for all parties,” said Kristian Larsen, MD of WWA.

“As the shipping industry continues to seek solutions to alleviate capacity constraints, logistics providers increasingly need to adapt and be flexible, acting quickly to provide end customers with the solution. Most efficient, most integrated and most profitable LCL.

The new system further expands CargoWise and WWA’s integration of key rates and operational data by including booking requests and confirmations, shipping instructions, sailing schedules, cargo tracking events and rates.

“Our direct connection with CargoWise means we reach our global network of customers and provide a push-pull of vital data sets and unrestricted message exchanges that drive automation, visibility and operational excellence – all on a single platform,” said WWA’s CIO. said Eric D’Souza.

Neil Barni, who founded CargoSphere and whose WiseTech Global business unit designed the digital pricing connector, says a combined system will improve supply chain efficiency.

“The benefits of combining rates, schedules, reservations and real-time tracking on one system and accessible with just a few mouse clicks means freight forwarders are able to navigate the complexity of the global supply chain. more efficient and faster,” says Barni.

The integration allows joint CargoWise and WWA customers to use CargoWise to quote and operationalize shipments based on automated digital data feeds from the WWA system, providing a single source of data without manual re-keying, he adds. .

“The quality of data throughout the life cycle of a shipment is essential.

“CargoWise leverages industry-tested algorithms and business intelligence to optimize results for its customers.

“We’ve extended the integration to provide CargoWise users with access to on-demand contract rates directly from WWA or full negotiated rate datasets.

“With a real-time auditing process and interactive notification capability, customers can view large volumes of changed rates and provide immediate electronic feedback to WWA on rate approvals.

“We continue to focus on growing the CargoWise ecosystem and delivering on our vision of connecting global ocean carriers and global LCL carriers to their customers, improving collaboration on our industry-leading CargoWise platform and to reduce operational weak points.

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