Freightgate Releases Customer Self-Service Center Module supporting NVOCC Negotiated Rate Agreements

Freightgate has released a new Customer Self-Service Center module as an all-inclusive solution for NRA management in full compliance with FMC regulations. The U.S. Federal Maritime Commission ruled to exempt licensed NVOCC’s from filing and publishing tariffs. Using Freightgate’s new module, licensed NVOCCs and shippers can now take full advantage of the Negotiated Rate Arrangement (NRA) exemption from tariff rate publication requirements of the Shipping Act, while minimizing the administrative overhead related to tracking each transaction.

NRAs are written and binding arrangements between a shipper and a licensed NVOCC to provide specific transportation service for a stated cargo quantity, from origin to destination, on and after a stated date or within a defined time frame. If an NVOCC uses NRAs it does not have to publish these rates in the tariff it makes available to the public. This is a strategic advantage for NVOCCs to offer shippers spot ocean shipping rates; and shippers to gain a competitive market edge while lowering their transportation spend.

“We are particularly proud of the elegant fusion of quote acceptance and booking this module creates;” say Martin Hubert, President and CEO at Freightgate, “it harnesses modern Web technology to provide a great user experience and make NRA compliance a breeze”.

Freightgate NRA Self-Service Center is a User friendly Cloud web-based platform for 24/7access providing faster rate quotation acceptance with NVOCCs in compliance to FMC guidelines. The module correlates quotations, acceptance of quotation, assigned a unique NRA-Quote number, booking confirmation, assures proper application of rates and surcharges, updating status, and record keeping requirements. It maintains NRA history in a secure database.

Freightgate’s Logistics Cloud Platform empowers 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.

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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-based 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.