United Shippers Alliance Announces Release of iRate RMS V2.0 to its Ocean Container Shipping Members

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Provides a cloud-based ocean rate and contract management system that shippers can access to view their ocean container rates and associated fees for all their international shipping lanes

United Shippers Alliance

"With iRate, my ocean rates to every destination are at my fingertips, just a few clicks away and it is so user friendly."

The United Shippers Alliance, a shippers association comprised of over 150 shipper-members across the country, announced the release of iRate 2.0 to its membership. iRate RMS provides seamless access to the entire global database of ocean container rates for every United Shippers Alliance ocean shipping member. iRate was developed by (ampl)EGO, that has entered into a partnership with the United Shippers Alliance to deliver iRate to the Alliance’s members.

By delivering fast and accurate ocean rate search results through a secure, cloud-based transportation rate management system iRate, allows United Shippers Alliance ocean shipping members to easily and efficiently manage their ocean contracts and quotes across all of their ocean carriers and all of their international trade lanes. iRate enables ocean shippers to quickly determine the exact ocean transportation cost, thereby accurately quoting export and import shipments to prospective customers. It also allows shippers to easily compare available ocean carrier options for a given shipping lane and select the lowest cost ocean transportation alternative.

The United Shippers Alliance ocean shippers view iRate as a streamlined and intuitive online system for researching their full container ocean freight rates, accessing key contract fees and details, and comparing options across multiple carriers and contracts quickly and efficiently.

“I love the iRate program," said Paula Hammac, Export Manager for Franklin International. “In our fast-paced business where we are shipping ocean containers to customers around the globe, we need a fast, efficient way to access our numerous ocean contracts and associated rates. With iRate, my ocean rates to every destination are at my fingertips, just a few clicks away and it is so user friendly.”

About the United Shippers Alliance:
Founded in 1996, the United Shippers’ Alliance (“USA”) is one of the most active Shippers Associations in the nation, helping over 150 shippers reduce their LTL and ocean transportation costs between 10 and 40 percent while meeting their service level objectives. Its sole mission is to negotiate the most competitive transportation rates and services for its members. The USA is able to meet its members’ transportation cost and service objectives by:

  •     Exercising negotiation leverage from over $50 million in member transportation contracts
  •     Establishing long-term, strategic relationships with leading LTL and ocean carriers
  •     Applying decades of transportation industry experience and knowledge
  •     Leaving operational carrier management, communications and control to its shipper-members.

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