ATA Freight is awarded as one of the Top 10 Freight Management Solution Providers- 2017 by the Logistics Tech Outlook.,

We believe what primarily sets ATA Freight apart is its relentless drive to do its part in bringing the inevitable transformation to our -in many ways- conventional industry. We see our working environment dramatically changed within the upcoming years, an environment that hosts a network of conversations driven by intelligent automation. We see today’s challenges in information management arena as opportunities to transform customer experience. 

TOP 10 Freight Management Solution Providers 2017 

Freight Management has become a hot topic among the shippers today, due to the growing pricing pressures and service options from carriers, combined with the increasing demand from customers for more frequent and time-bound shipments. Keeping the accurate shipping records, handling freight data, managing transportation and making payments—are all key to a smooth running supply chain.

A robust Freight Management system streamlines and optimizes the efficiency of commercial freight operations, through proper freight route planning, carrier selection, shipping scheduling, load planning, guidelines compliance and auditing, invoicing, and reporting. It also automates the process of outsourcing freight bill processing and payment— saving time and expenses for the companies, while reducing errors like duplicate billing, overcharges, incorrect freight rates and more.

Today, the profound impact of technologies like cloud, big data analytics, Internet of Things, and self-learning systems are contributing considerably to the freight management landscape, enabling customers to better reap rewards from quicker and safer delivery of cargo. In this scenario, companies look for innovative vendors and partners who can help them with the right technology and assist them through implementation. In the last few months, we have analyzed and shortlisted hundreds of freight management solution providers that are the forefront of tackling the challenges in the industry.

Our selection panel analyzed the vendor’s capability to meet shipper’s needs in managing the freight operations through the amalgamation of latest technologies into their solution.

We present to you the Logistics Tech Outlook’s Top 10 Freight Management Solution Providers- 2017.

ATA Freight

A Personalized Logistics Partner 

Since its inception, ATA Freight has evolved from an international freight forwarder to one of the global providers of innovative and fully integrated supply chain solutions. In recent years, “We see a dramatic change in the environmentwithin logistics industry—an environment with expanding number of nodes in the shipper distribution networks, aimed at reducing delivery time to customers from days to hours,”expresses Matt Goker, COO, ATA Freight. Organizations are demanding an efficient freight management system in order to optimize this distribution network, improve customer service and generate cost savings.

“While most providers focus on conventional solutions that require continuous investment of client's time and resources, ATA Freight carries a different approach, aimed at contributing to the customer’s decision by providing complete transparency into their logistics planning,” adds Goker. ATA Freight’s Vizio MyWay system is specifically designed to enable proactive management of shipments through improved, end to- end visibility into their inventory, order and shipment status; as well as dynamic, and intelligent exception alerting.This web-based shipment management solution is developed by the joint efforts of ATA Freight’s in-house R&D unit, CATI - Center for Advanced Technologies and Innovation and Vizio Software Solutions divisions. Vizio MyWay is capable of handling a variety of tasks—from real time PO level tracking to order planning, shipments scheduling and event management, as well as generating reports based on users’ requirements. While bringing inan inevitable transformation to the logistics industry,

ATA Freight’s key differentiating factor, Goker says, "Lies in developing pragmatic solutions—especially in the challenging information management arena." ATA Freight has developed a wide range of information management services, employing advanced analysis and modeling tools to evaluate the breadth of options against identified cost and service objectives. The best example is ATA Freight’s proprietary predictive engine, which powers Vizio MyWay to provide users with an unprecedented level of business-critical information and predictive insight—eliminating the burden of scrutinizing innumerable pages of data. 

 ATA Freight complements Vizio MyWay with ATASOT, a proprietary interactive 3D container space optimization solution that enablescustomers to use a container to itsfull capacity, minimizing the waste. In one instance, ATA Freight enabled a VIP client to achieve major productivity gains by implementing ATASOT proprietary software. “Our space optimization team noticed opportunities for the Fortune 50 client who utilized ATASOT solution and increased the capacity usage from 62 to 84 percent, dramatically reducing the overall logistics spend,” affirms Goker.

 MyWay also comes with a dedicated virtual assistant—Soul, which knows the customers and their individual needs. “Soul is available on all our platforms, including our smartphone and smartwatch apps,” asserts Goker. “While we leverage the advanced capabilities of our information tools to create plug and play solutions, we always carry our unique sense of personal touch for each customers,” adds Goker. Established in 2005, ATA Freight’s highly acknowledged Customer Service Program—ATACares provides individual attention to the customers by conducting regular meetings on business reviews;how to anticipate and adapt to the changing environment, as well as alerts on latest industry happenings.

 “Our premier goal is to make every customer a partner and be an extension of their company. We do that by tailoring a personalized savings plan in return for their business with us,” states Goker.

Forging ahead, ATA Freight’s key ambition is to become a top 50 3PL logistics company by 2026, and its entire personnel is working tirelessly to make this a reality. “As for technological advancements, our proprietary operational software—Vizio will receive a major overhaul in 2017— and will be integrated with all our software capabilities on a single three tier architecture platform for both internal and external users,” concludes Goker.

Mar 18, 2017Read MoreRead More

SOLAS Regulation - VGM - Verified Gross Mass,

The new global SOLAS (Safety of Life at Sea) regulation adopted by the International Maritime Organization will be effective July 1st. All containers scheduled for loading onto vessels sailing on/or after July 1, 2016 will require a VGM (Verified Gross Mass). It is the shippers' legal responsibility to provide VGM correctly and in a timely manner as requested by your local ATA Freight Office.

If VGM is declared incorrectly, then your shipment may be turned away, miss the vessel, put on a hold, delayed and/or may not be loaded by the Carriers, Terminals or related Authorities.

The charges related with "Weighing Cargo (pallet/container or else)" will vary based on the vendor utilized. If you request support from your local ATA Freight office to weigh your shipment, then you will be provided with further information how to manage this requirement and the fees related with this service.*

The charges related with "VGM Filing" will vary based on the carrier. Whatever the charges billed by the carrier will be reflected to you.

If/when mis-declaration is done; at origin, trans shipment location or at any other location; then re-declaration may be required by the authorities and additional charges may occur which would be reflected to you as is. Mis-declaration is subject to possible delays of your cargo. The documentation and fee requirements by the vendors or authorities may vary based on the mis-declaration and re-declaration.

Please note that each ocean carrier, terminal, or even each Country has different requirements and the fees applying to VGM rule. We are kindly requesting your understanding and patience until this requirement is settled within the industry.

We encourage you to stay in close contact with your ATA Freight local office. You can rest assure that our team will provide you their full support for you to stay in compliance, as well as, to make sure your cargo does not delay.

We will continue to monitor VGM rule and will keep you informed through our local offices.

Jul 1, 2016Read MoreRead More

New SOLAS (Safety of Life at Sea) Convention Regulation set to go in effect July 1st,

The new global SOLAS regulation adopted by the International Maritime Organization will be effective July 1st.   The new regulation will require shippers, whose name appears on the bill of lading, to verify the gross mass of the packed container. 

What does this mean for shippers?

According the new SOLAS regulation for VGM  (Verified Gross Mass), the shipper named on the ocean of lading is the party responsible for providing the ocean carrier and the terminal operator with the Verified Gross Mass of the Container.  Containers that are tendered to the terminals that have not provided the VGM, will be turned away at the port. 

If the shipper employs a freight forwarder, the responsibility still lies with the shipper even though the forwarder may pack and weigh the full container.  The shipper must still verify the gross mass weight of the cargo being loaded. 

There are 2 methods for shippers to provide the VGM – Verified Gross Mass 

Regarding the tender of partial loads to the freight forwarder

Shippers who offer for transportation, a partial load are not responsible for providing the Verified Gross Mass (VGM).  In these arrangements, the requirements to provide the VGM of the co-loaded container resides with the shipper named on the ocean bill of lading, should that be a co-loader, NVOCC or freight forwarder. 

As your logistics service provider, ATA Freight Line is available to you to provide guidance in the new IMO-SOLAS regulation.  ATA Freight Line will keep you informed on the new SOLAS requirements in continued news alerts and advisories.

Jun 13, 2016Read MoreRead More

Impex Grand Opening India 2018,

We are very pleased and proud to be nominated by Deere India as the extended business location out of Impex Pune logistics center. This engagement, made possible through the extraordinary efforts of Deere India and Impex India teams, marks the beginning of an integration to support the factory’s operation. We will have 2-shift operations, with additional 20+ team members to handle 500+ different parts and daily 30+ dispatches through exclusive 16886 sqft of Impex warehouse space. The official opening ceremony of the project took place in Pune on Aug 8th 2018 with the leadership of Deere India team and ATA team members.

Aug 8, 2018Read MoreRead More

Marble 24TH International Stone and Technologies Fair,

The 24th edition of the Turkish exhibition, MARBLE, will welcome many exhibitor companies and sector professionals from Turkey and all over the world at Izmir, Turkey’s largest and the most modern fair complex.

We are thanking our Turkey team and Berkay US-Turkey Trade Manager for the effort they put into making sure this was another excellent exhibition - the only exhibition in the Turkey dedicated to the stone industry.

The Show brings the ATA Freight together with its customers. We find an opportunity to exhibit in our RED stand for four hectic days of the Natural Stone Show. Our Izmir branch attend with the full team. Also, Turkey GM Haluk Yavuz, Turkey Sales Manager Onur Birkal and Global Marketing Manager Erman Kocaata supported them in different days.

Companies from foreign countries found the opportunity to exhibit their products. An increase in the number of foreign participants was visible where Brazil, Iran, China and India will presents their products, among others. Mining sector is one of the sectors having high value added in export of Turkey. Sector for which an export figure of 15 billion dollars is targeted has been established.

Mar 31, 2018Read MoreRead More