Manuport implements eBookings Solution
Manuport Logistics, a Belgian-based global freight forwarder, has succesfully deployed Descartes’ Ocean eBooking solution. The solution is designed to execute and transmit electronic bookings to ocean carriers via Descartes’ Global Logistics Network (GLN).
“The primary reason we deployed electronic bookings was to increase the quality of our overall shipping process. Descartes’ eBooking solution was a natural extension to our existing GLN solutions for ocean shipping instructions and container status events,” said Vibeke Geerts, head of IT for Manuport Logistics.
Descartes’ eBooking solution handles the complexity of the multi-party process for entering, sending, confirming and managing amendments to booking requests between forwarders or shippers and ocean carriers and their agents. It improves accuracy by reducing rekeying errors, validating information and ensuring completeness of mandatory fields at the initial source of data input. Additionally, shipment data from previous bookings and sailing information from carriers can be repurposed and reused throughout the process.