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Inttra buys digitized container logistics solutions provider Avantida

LBR Staff Writer Published 15 March 2017

Ocean shipping solutions provider Inttra has acquired Belgium-based digitized container logistics solutions provider Avantida.

Terms of the deal have not been disclosed.

With operations in Belgium, The Netherlands, Germany, France, Italy, Portugal and Spain, Avantida offers empty container management services for ocean carriers.

The firm offers digitized, automated container reuse and repositioning services for ocean carriers, transport companies, terminals, depots and other stakeholders.

The acquisition will allow inttra to enter into landside container logistics market, helping to provide better services for existing and new customers.

Avantida’s reuse and repositioning applications enable to minimize miles driven, increase container velocity and lower costs for carriers and transport companies.

Inttra CEO John Fay said: “Avantida, an industry leader in digitized container logistics, has products and customer bases that are highly complementary to those of inttra.

“Acquiring Avantida advances our strategy of extending our reach into the intermodal value chain, enabling inttra to better serve our customers.”

Avantida CEO Luc De Clerck said: “inttra’s global network will enable us to accelerate product adoption in Europe and around the world.

“Our combined offering will further benefit numerous stakeholders within and beyond ocean shipping and container logistics, including reducing CO2 emissions and congestion at ports and surrounding communities.”

Inttra provides electronic software platform and information services for ocean shipping industry.

The firm streamlines the ocean trade process through connecting over 225,000 shipping professionals with more than 50 carriers and 110 software alliance partners.

Image: Ocean shipping solutions provider inttra has acquired Belgium-based Avantida. Photo: courtesy of adamr / FreeDigitalPhotos.net.