Catapult customers will now have access to a richer rate dataset for improved commercial and operational decisions
Lenexa, Kansas (November 15th, 2019) — Catapult, an Accelya Group Company, is pleased to announce that they have integrated Maersk Spot to their platform, providing their customers with a richer rate dataset for commercial and operational decision making.
Catapult offer rate management services, and a private platform for Freight Forwarders and Beneficial Cargo Owners, to view, compare and quote multi-modal buying and selling rates. Catapult offer clients various integrated and digital methods to publish Maersk private contracted rates to their QMS 5.0 platform and are excited to now add live Maersk Spot rates to the offering.
This API enabled solution publishes Maersk Spot rates directly in the QMS 5.0 interface, giving Catapult customers an instant view of Maersk Spot dynamic rate offering, alongside their multi-carrier contract rates. The integration of a deep-link to Maersk’s booking portal means users can instantly book the Maersk Spot rates. These rates are also available via Catapult’s API for integration to the Freight Forwarder or BCO’s own Transport Management System.
“We are very happy to expand our Maersk and Safmarine Spot offering to Catapult and by doing so granting customers accessibility to this innovative product. This is a further step towards offering an enhanced customer experience by meeting the customer’s demands through digital solutions, making business with us fast, easy and convenient. Catapult is a significant player in their segment and has shown strong support and expertise throughout the development” - Liezel du Toit, Head of Ocean Product Excellence
Virgil Ferreira, CEO, Catapult said “A number of our Global Freight Forwarder clients told us that they had been trialing this product and found the rates offered to be very competitive at times, and of course they enjoy the added benefit of the space guarantee. Even those who have not yet used the product are expressing interest in exploring this new option and comparing it to their contract rates” he added “We are continuing to work with Maersk on other projects, they are an innovative company to work with, and that aligns perfectly to Catapult’s tech enabled approach”
ABOUT A.P. Moller – Maersk
A.P. Moller - Maersk is an integrated container logistics company working to connect and simplify its customers’ supply chains. As the global leader in shipping services, the company operates in 130 countries and employs roughly 76,000 people.
Catapult provides technology-enabled solutions for freight forwarders, shippers, and carriers worldwide. Managing over 1 billion cargo rates at over a 99% accuracy rate, Catapult combines air, ocean and ground rate contracts into one simple cloud-based system. This enabling operations and sales departments to get their best carrier rate from point A to point B with dramatic efficiency improvements. Catapult´s QMS 5.0 software focuses on a flexible, fast and accurate quoting experience in the most feature-rich rate management platform in the market. For more information, please visit www.gocatapult.com
Catapult is part of the Accelya Group, which is a leading global provider of technology products and services to the travel and transport industry. Founded in 1976, Accelya delivers financial, commercial, cargo and analytics solutions designed for a world on the move. As a provider of mission critical solutions that account for and manage over 5 billion financial transactions and 75 million tons of cargo annually, Accelya serves as a strategic partner for more than 400 airlines, travel agents and shippers. For more information, please visit www.accelya.com
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