INTTRA-Technology-Logistic Providers

IINTTRA was founded in 2001 by the world’s largest carriers to create a standard electronic booking system for the ocean freight industry. Neutral from the start, the company and its platform evolved from its roots as a booking engine to provide a full range of software solutions and services for both shippers and carriers. INTTRA initiated more than 850,000 container orders per week on its platform, representing over one quarter of all global ocean container trade during 2019.

After its acquisition by e2Open in 2018, INTTRA continued to manage the ocean trade process for more than 35,000 shippers across 60 leaders and NVOCCs and 150 software alliance partners during 2019. Its new ownership, e2Open, is an Austin, TX-based business-to-business provider of cloud-based, on-demand software for supply chains for computer, telecom and electronics systems, components and service. e2Open was founded in 2000 as a joint project of 8 global technology companies -- Hitachi, IBM, LG Electronics, Matsushita, Nortel, Seagate, Solectron and Toshiba

Under e2Open, INTTRA aims to make further improvements in the way that information flows between manufacturers, suppliers, shipping service providers, ocean carriers and all of the participants in global trade. The combination of the largest ocean shipping network with the largest beneficial cargo owner (BCO) supply chain network aims to provide these benefits:

-Real-time end-to-end visibility with the ability to monitor and react to changing global needs.

-More efficient ocean shipping with the integration of procurement, manufacturing and distribution..

-Better logistics capacity utilization with enhanced visibility into manufacturing forecasts and future shipping needs..

NY hackathon spotlights new logistics tech talent
02 Apr 2019
The NYC Hackathon in late March widened the pipeline of technology talent that now understands the problems afflicting the maritime industry, although a lack of standard data formats remains a challenge.
Logistics technology and container shipping.
29 Oct 2018
For one, the acquisition is part of a wider trend toward consolidation in the logistics and supply chain software markets, one in which platforms are coalescing around the idea that global manufacturers and retailers need to execute more processes on fewer common platforms.
For E2open, which like INTTRA began in the early 2000s as a consortium of high tech electronic manufacturers, the acquisition of INTTRA vastly expands its reach into the arena of global logistics, while also giving it access to INTTRA’s network of freight forwarders.
22 Oct 2018
The acquisition by E2open allows INTTRA to tap into a base of manufacturers and other shippers, a customer segment with which INTTRA has struggled over its history.
19 May 2017
Container shipping has reached a point where digitization has become a competitive necessity.
Ken Bloom
23 Jun 2014
After 13 years of working closely with container lines to develop their electronic cargo booking and tracking capabilities through INTTRA, its former CEO Ken Bloom is moving on to solve a different problem: how to change the way the shipping industry operates.