Innovative Web Application Offers Shippers a New Way to Collect Competitive Ocean Container Shipping Rates

Charleston, SC, February 19, 2009 --( announces the launch of their Innovative web application where shippers can collect competitive ocean container shipping rates, and freight forwarders can find new customers.

How can shippers and freight forwarders alike cut time, costs, and find new business? By using the latest web-enabled applications like

Major shipping lines are dropping ports of call. Freight Forwarders are waiving fees to return containers to Europe from South China. Exports from the Port of Long Beach dropped nearly 30% in January. The global credit crunch has made it difficult for some shippers to secure letters of credit. Even The World Bank warned last month that global trade might decline this year for the first time since the Second World War.

At shippers can request ocean container shipping rates by completing one form and reaching hundreds of freight forwarders in more than 90 countries. Quote requests are delivered right to the inbox of member freight forwarders. Allowing the freight forwarders to quote the shippers directly via email, phone, or fax. All negotiations are directly between the shipper and the forwarder.

Currently, is a free service for both shippers and freight forwarders. This most likely will change in the future in order to add, maintain, and continually improve the applications. Management understands that there must be real monetary value to the customer before any type of subscription plan can be implemented. provides a simple and effective interface for shippers to request competitive ocean container shipping rates, worldwide. In addition to requesting ocean container shipping rates, shippers can utilize many convenient tools designed to improve efficiency and decision-making.

The Freight Forwarder Portal at gives freight forwarders the ability to manage their company information, add or change trade lanes, and communicate with existing and prospective shippers.

With the state of the current world economy, every country is looking at export opportunities to boost declining domestic orders. Companies are laying off workers in large numbers and need to find ways to increase the productivity of the employees that remain on their payroll. just might be one of the tools needed for today’s changing economy.

For more information, or to request competitive freight quotes, please visit or contact Brian Cate.

Brian Cate