Aljex Software and iContainers.com have partnered to offer one-stop international transportation service from within Aljex hosted software.
Aljex Software says that the brokers, carriers and 3PL’s that use its dispatch system can quickly price, schedule pickup, and arrange documentation of less-than-container (LCL) shipments to anywhere in the world directly from their Aljex screens. LCL is the international equivalent of LTL (less-than-truckload).
Operating successfully in Europe since 2008, freight forwarder iContainers.com offers U.S. customers live online quotes and pricing for international air and ocean shipments.
iContainers.com also handles local customs documentation required by the governments involved, said Andrew Scott, president of iContainers USA Inc.
“iContainers.com offers instant pricing and enables instant online bookings, much like travel sites do for passengers. iContainers.com handles documentation and local customs requirements as well as the physical transportation,” Scott said.
Using iContainers, Aljex users now can accept international shipments from their customers, extending the transportation services they offer. iContainers shipment data automatically populates their Aljex data base as well as forms and reports.
“We’re very pleased to provide iContainers.com within Aljex,” said Aljex CEO Tom Heine. “We believe it represents a breakthrough in international shipping, something many of our Aljex brokers will love to offer. After all, it’s never a good idea to tell a customer ‘you’ll have to find someone else to handle that’.”
According to Scott, iContainers handles LCL shipments and the company will offer full container services and air freight in the near future.