Stolt Tank Containers first operator to join the INTTRA & Infor Nexus networks

Stolt Tank Containers first operator to join the INTTRA & Infor Nexus networks

Mike Kramer, President of Stolt Tank Containers (STC), the world’s largest provider of door-to-door transportation services for bulk-liquid chemicals and food-grade products, announced during the Transport Logistic München fair that it has joined the INTTRA by E2open (INTTRA) & Infor Nexus networks.

INTTRA is the largest neutral network at the centre of the ocean industry and the platform gives customers the option of making bookings and tracking shipments online. Infor Nexus is one of the world’s leading cloud-based networks for multi-enterprise supply chain orchestration. The network connects businesses to their entire supply chain—from suppliers and manufacturers, to brokers, transporters, and banks.

STC is the first tank container operator to offer these technologies to its customers.

STC’s mission has always been to make shipping bulk liquids as easy and convenient as possible. By offering outstanding service and expertise, customers have, from the moment the division was founded within the Stolt-Nielsen company in 1982, been able to trust that their products are handled with care. Central to this is our desire to look for new and innovative ways to help customers be successful in efficiently managing their supply chains. Being the first tank container operator to take the step to connect to the INTTRA & Infor Nexus networks, therefore comes as no surprise.

“We found that our customers have a need for new, non-traditional and more digital ways of placing and managing their shipments,” said Mark Bertens, Director Marketing, Pricing and Optimisation at STC. “We want them to connect with us through the channels they prefer and to offer them the most convenient service possible.”

Mark continued: “INTTRA is the shipping industry’s largest neutral network. Many of our customers are already connected directly to the platform, or are connected via one of INTTRA’s many technology partners. For us, it makes sense for the INTTRA platform to be one option we want to offer our customers to simplify their interactions with STC.”

The new connection with INTTRA makes it possible to place electronic bookings with STC via INTTRA’s web-based portal, and via the INTTRA system-to-system integrations. Customers can view their bookings, check the status of shipments, get track and trace information, and opt to receive booking confirmations electronically.

For customers working with multiple suppliers via INTTRA, it also means the information on their bookings with STC will be visible in the same location as the information from other suppliers. This allows for an easier overview and more efficient management of their shipments. If theyhave their own systems connected to INTTRA, they will have the additional benefit of less manual work as all updates will come into their system directly.

Together with the availability in the Infor Nexus network STC now offers a broad choice for customers to book their shipments. Whether a customer already uses one of these networks or wants to start using them, STC now offers service through these networks regardless of customer preference.

“At STC, we already use the INTTRA platform to manage bookings with our own suppliers” says Shane Robertson, Principal Business Analyst at STC Business Applications. “We’ve experienced the benefits of digitizing our supplier booking management using INTTRA, and we’re confident our customers will enjoy these same benefits, regardless of network of choice, when using the platform to manage their bookings with STC”. 

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10th June 2019

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