PARSIPPANY, N.J., Jan. 6, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, INTTRA, the world's ocean shipping electronic marketplace, announced that it has teamed up with JDA Software Group Inc., the leader in supply chain and retail solutions for more than 4,000 customers worldwide. Under the new agreement, JDA customers will gain access to INTTRA's full suite of ocean shipping software, data and services, affording them all the advantages of digitization on the industry's most powerful platform.
"The robust functionality of JDA Transportation Management software allows customers to control costs, streamline productivity and maximize efficiencies," said Inna Kuznetsova, President of INTTRA Marketplace. "Those same objectives are at the heart of INTTRA's service offering. We are pleased that JDA's customers now have powerful tools to navigate the ocean shipping portion of the supply chain, adding functionality without complexity."
INTTRA and JDA are joining forces at a time when INTTRA is experiencing rapid growth in its container volume, which was up 12% in a year of much slower growth for the market. The company's overall share of container volume has grown from 22% in 2014 to 24% in recent months.
"INTTRA has long been a trusted name in ocean shipping. We are confident that INTTRA's streamlined transaction platform will enable our customers to achieve operational efficiency at all stages of the ocean shipment management process," said Fabrizio Brasca, Vice President, Solution Strategy, Intelligent Fulfillment, JDA. "Given that 90% of everything we buy is transported by ocean, it's important that we can extend our Transportation Management capabilities to INTTRA's platform to bolster our ocean shipping capabilities exponentially."
INTTRA is the world's largest, multi-carrier e-commerce marketplace for ocean shipping. INTTRA professionals work with 50 leading carriers and NVOCCs, over 100 software alliance partners, as well as their customers, to streamline and standardize their shipping processes worldwide through a network of more than 220,000 shipping professionals. Over 650,000 container orders are initiated on the INTTRA platform each week, representing 24 percent of global ocean container trade.