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Freightgate and Alliance International Collaborate to Develop HTS Compliance Module


Freightgate and Alliance International Collaborate to Develop HTS Compliance Module

Huntington Beach, CA September 29, 2013 Freightgate, a global provider of Best in Class Logistics Cloud Solutions, and Alliance International, one of North America's largest independently owned providers of global logistics and customs clearance services, have announced today a new Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS) Compliance Module designed to enhance the collaboration between importers of record and their custom brokers. The HTS Compliance Module has been integrated into the Freightgate Universe. Freightgate's Logistics Cloud Platform, known as the Freightgate Universe, enables solutions empowering professionals on all levels to collaborate with all stakeholders seamlessly on a single common transportation sourcing platform for pro-active decision-making across the entire supply-chain.

The HTS Compliance Module provides an easy way from importers to store, track and share their product classification information. The importer maintains their master product information in a cloud repository enabling global collaboration with custom brokers. The Module substantially streamlines importer-broker collaboration. The customs broker utilizes the importer's current HTS information to accurately clear shipments. Importer and Brokers can attach important documents to product classifications to keep histories in one central knowledge-base.

Ensuring everyone work with consistent HTS classifications minimizes clearance delays, import penalties, and improved duty assessment avoiding classification errors, overpayment of customs duties, and drawbacks. U.S. Customs routinely revokes or modifies tariff classification rulings. The module incorporates direct access to U.S. Customs HTS classifications.

"It has been refreshing to work with the experts at Alliance Customs Clearance, tapping their vast knowledge and hands-on insight of what the market needs to improve these important processes," says Martin Hubert, President and CEO of Freightgate, Inc.

Frank de la Torre, Executive Vice President of Alliance International, confirms, "The Freightgate team has yet again exceeded our expectations with insightful questions and ideas that took a basic concept way beyond our original imagination. The Freightgate team's understanding of our business and goals minimizing lengthy meetings to short, constructive discussions and innovative results. Alliance introduces the objective, the Freightgate team offered solutions and alternatives, and completed the project in record time."

The Harmonized Tariff Schedule is a global classification system used by more than 150 countries to describe imported goods. U.S. Customs holds importers of record responsible for classifying imported merchandise properly, as well as demonstrating reasonable care in the overall classification process. Increasing HTS classification efficiency, accuracy, and auditability with broker collaboration can have a tremendous impact upon a company's profits.

Partner with Freightgate. To schedule Demonstration of the HTS Compliance Module, please complete form at: http://www.freightgate.com/demo or call Freightgate Sales at (714) 799-2833, email: sales(at)freightgate(dot)com

To learn more about the depth of service Alliance, Call Alliance International at (562) 240-2200.

About Freightgate
Based in Huntington Beach, California, the Freightgate team has been developing Internet solutions for the freight and logistics since 1994, such as its industry-leading Logistics Cloud Platform, offering Supply Chain Collaboration & Visibility; TMS, Global Tender Bid Management; Least Cost Routing, Service Contract and Quote Management; Regulatory Compliance CBP and FMC; Automated eInvoice Audit and Payment; innovative What-If-Scenario Analysis tool; interactive online Sailing Schedule. Freightgate is ISO 9001:2008 certified. Visit Freightgate at: http://www.freightgate.com.

About Alliance Shippers
Alliance Shippers Inc. is one of North America's largest independently owned providers of global logistics and transportation services. Through our more than 50 regional and international sales and operating facilities strategically located in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico, Alliance Shippers Inc. offers shippers worldwide a full-service/single-source team approach to providing "The Perfect Shipment" via state-of-the-art rail, highway, ocean and air transportation services.

Freightgate Takes Self-Service to Next Level - Releases Spot Quote/Self Quoting


Freightgate Takes Self-Service to the Next Level Releases Spot Quote/Self Quoting Edition

Huntington Beach, CA August 29, 2013 Freightgate, a global provider of Cloud Logistics Solutions, announced a new self-quoting extension to their successful Freight SpotQuote Solution. The new self-quoting extension significantly enhances SpotQuote by allowing customers of logistics providers the self-service capacity to have direct online access to quickly price and route their shipments seamlessly with a simple login. Customers can view, print and/or email rate quotes with the functionality of sharing transportation quotations between departments and with their business partners. Upon selection of the best shipping option, the customer can book freight with carrier and secure shipment details.

Logistics providers and transport carriers, such as NVOCC consolidators, trucking companies, and airfreight forwarders using the SpotQuote Solution will improve their spot quoting capabilities and more efficiently respond to customer shipping requirements. The new self-service quoting extension reduces the freight quotation response time, provides customer with instant accessibility to an array of routing options, and helps logistics providers to better manage their customer service units.

SpotQuote is part of Freightgate's Logistics Cloud Platform, known as the Freightgate Universe. The intelligent, interactive, online system allows customers of logistics providers to efficiently compile a professional looking quote accounting for all modes of transportation with a historical repository and retains it for their record. The SpotQuote engine supports even the most complex surcharge and fee logic imaginable.

Martin Hubert, Freightgate, President, said, "The new Self Quoting extension highlights the power of the Freightgate Universe platform, bringing our users a rich, best in class experience. We look forward to rolling out enhancements to our customers that will constantly improve their logistics visibility, optimization and execution."

Freightgate's Logistics Cloud Platform, known as the Freightgate Universe, enables solutions empowering professionals on all levels to collaborate with global vendors and logistics providers seamlessly on a single common transportation sourcing platform for informed decision-making across the entire network. It encompasses ISO9001:2008-certified end-to-end transportation management processes from procurement, rate management, optimization, execution and visibility, carbon footprint, through invoice audit & pay. The Freightgate Universe is comprised of adaptive easy-to-deploy modules to help companies leapfrog into the 21st century with minimal start-up cost. Freightgate is the only commercial EFM compliant platform enabling standardized web-services as promoted by the US-DOT and Transport-Canada.

Partner with Freightgate. To schedule a No-Obligation Demonstration of Freightgate SpotQuote Solution, please complete form at: http://www.freightgate.com/test_drive.php or call Freightgate Sales (714) 799-2833. Email: sales(at)freightgate(dot)com.

About Freightgate
Based in Huntington Beach, California, the Freightgate team has been developing Internet solutions for the freight and logistics since 1994, such as its industry-leading Logistics Cloud Platform, with Supply Chain Collaboration & Visibility; TMS, Global Tender Bid Management; Least Cost Routing, Service Contract and Quote Management; Regulatory Compliance CBP and FMC; Automated eInvoice Audit and Payment; innovative What-If-Scenario Analysis tool; interactive online Sailing Schedule. Freightgate is ISO 9001:2008 certified. Visit Freightgate at: http://www.freightgate.com.

Freightgate Sets Business Intelligence Standard


Freightgate Sets Business Intelligence Standard with Innovative Mesh-up of Spreadsheets with Dynamic Reporting Engine

Huntington Beach, CA August 06, 2013 Freightgate, a global provider of Logistics Cloud Solutions, announces advanced capabilities in Business Intelligence (BI) for the daily management of logistics and global supply chains. The BI module is part of Freightgate's award-winning Logistics Cloud. This latest release sets a new industry standard in business intelligence enabling simplified analysis of supply chain big data to improve and optimize decisions and performance.

The innovative business intelligence technology provides greater ability to manage global supply chain networks. It provides an unbeatable forecasting tool to plan better, take advantage of changes in the market, and make informed decisions about how to solve with logistics challenges. Freightgate's Business Intelligence module provides the flexibility to build custom reports tailored to your specifications. A sampling of its features include:
- Build custom reports or use predefined templates and spreadsheet layouts
- Integrate external 'Big Data' sources with your Freightgate Supply Chain Information to achieve greater visibility and industry benchmarking
- Monitor key performance indicators (KPIs) by projected goals versus actual achieved
- Historical freight rate tracking and trend analysis by user-defined parameters
- What-If scenario modeling

"By creating a powerful mesh up between Spreadsheets and Web 2.0 reporting - the latest version of the Freightgate BI engine allows for even deeper analysis with streamlined backend processing, enhanced cross referencing and even more layers for multi-tiered analytic content." states Martin Hubert, CEO of Freightgate.

Elevate your supply chain insights to the next level, Partner with Freightgate. To schedule a no-obligation demonstration of Freightgate's Business Intelligence Solutions, please complete the form at http://www.freightgate.com/demo or call Freightgate Sales at (714) 799-2833.

Freightgate's Logistics Cloud Platform, known as the Freightgate Universe, enables transportation professionals on all levels to collaborate with global vendors and logistics providers seamlessly on a single common transportation sourcing platform for informed decision-making across the entire network. It encompasses ISO9001:2008-certified end-to-end transportation management processes from procurement, rate management, optimization, execution and visibility, carbon footprint, through invoice audit & pay. The Freightgate Universe is comprised of adaptive easy-to-deploy modules to help companies leapfrog into the 21st century with minimal start-up cost. Freightgate is the only commercial EFM compliant platform enabling standardized web-services as promoted by the US-DOT and Transport-Canada.

About Freightgate
Based in Huntington Beach, California, the Freightgate team has been developing Internet solutions for the freight and logistics since 1994, such as its industry-leading Logistics Cloud Platform, offering Supply Chain Collaboration & Visibility; TMS, Global Tender Bid Management; Least Cost Routing, Service Contract and Quote Management; Regulatory Compliance CBP and FMC; Automated eInvoice Audit and Payment; innovative What-If-Scenario Analysis tool; interactive online Sailing Schedule. Freightgate is ISO 9001:2008 certified. Visit Freightgate at http://www.freightgate.com.

Freightgate Hosts Educational Webinar on Best Practices in Ocean Freight Rate Management


Freightgate Hosts Educational Webinar on Best Practices in Ocean Freight Rate Management

Huntington Beach, CA July 25, 2013 Freightgate Town Hall Webinar program is being launched as a series of webinars taking place in collaboration with new thought-leaders. The debut session of the virtual town hall meeting series is being led by Martin Hubert, President of Freightgate, in a session titled: "Best Practices in Rate Management". Webinar to take place on Wednesday, August 21, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. ET. Freightgate is a global provider of Best in Class Logistics Cloud Solutions.

In this fact-filled webinar session, participants will gain behind-the-scenes insights into the latest developments in Freight Rate Management, Negotiated Rate Agreements, Security Compliance, Ocean Freight Contract Governance and Spot Quotations. The webinar is focused on helping prepare global shippers for the upcoming Trans-Pacific Ocean Freight Contract Period.

REGISTER HERE:
Further information and registration is available at: https://www4.gotomeeting.com/register/422037727
or Call Freightgate Sales at 714-799-2833

WHEN:
Wednesday, August 21, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. ET

Join Freightgate for an exciting series of discussions and learning as we address the most pressing issues in rate management and contract negotiations dealing with ocean carriers. Gain access to special insights, analytics and intelligence.

About Freightgate Freightgate offers best-in-class procurement solution designed for shippers to manage ocean freight procurement processes considering more than just price. This "on-demand" solution supports the complete procurement lifecycle including RFQ preparation, bid rules, mailing, along with scenarios to analyze each bid to calculate the total transportation spend in relation to other attributes such as transit-time or service, across multiple RFQ rounds and conclude with automated awards to the ocean freight providers with the best price and service combination while saving time and mitigating risks.

Based in Huntington Beach, California, the Freightgate team has been developing Internet solutions for the freight and logistics since 1994, such as its industry-leading Logistics Cloud Platform, offering Supply Chain Collaboration & Visibility; TMS, Global Tender Bid Management; Least Cost Routing, Service Contract and Quote Management; Regulatory Compliance CBP and FMC; Automated eInvoice Audit and Payment; innovative What-If-Scenario Analysis tool; interactive online Sailing Schedule. Freightgate is ISO 9001:2008 certified. Visit Freightgate at: http://www.freightgate.com