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GT Nexus Shipper Council Awards Expeditors for Superior Partner IT Performance for Air Transport

United States – September 11, 2017, 09:00 AM

The GT Nexus Shipper Council, a community group of supply chain executives representing multiple large global companies, has recognized
Expeditors, a leading global logistics provider, as winner of the 2017 Air Performance Award. The award is in recognition of Expeditors' outstanding efforts to provide timely and accurate information related to the air freight shipments that are handled on behalf of the Shipper Council member companies. During the measurement period, Expeditors delivered all but 200 of an expected 35,000 milestone events. The award was announced during the annual GT Nexus Bridges conference, held July 10-12, 2017, in New York City.

The GT Nexus Shipper Council is a group of executives from large importers and exporters who work together to improve partner relations, technology performance and business processes. Companies on the Shipper Council, which have combined annual revenues of over $1.7 trillion and work with every major supply chain provider, all share Infor's GT Nexus Commerce Network as their global supply chain technology platform.

Expeditors is a global logistics company headquartered in Seattle, Washington. The company employs trained professionals in 177 district offices and numerous branch locations, located on six continents. They all are linked into a seamless worldwide network through an integrated information management system. Services include the consolidation or forwarding of air and ocean freight, customs brokerage, vendor consolidation, cargo insurance, time-definite transportation, order management, warehousing and distribution and customized logistics solutions.

"The Shipper Council focuses on issues that benefit the entire GT Nexus business community, and partner information exchange is a challenge everyone faces," said Siva Narayanan, Director, International Ops & Warehousing at Solvay, and current Shipper Council Chairperson. "We recognize high performing partners for their excellent work because it is so valued by our community and shows the entire industry what's possible. Expeditors has reached a level of near 100 percent perfect data quality for air shipments, which is astounding when consider the high volumes our community is moving collectively."

"We consider recognition by the GT Nexus Shipper Council an honor as it validates the hard work and investment of our air product team and the support of our information systems team," said Jose Ubeda, Senior Vice President, Air Cargo, at Expeditors. "We take pride in our approach to information sharing and partner relations to enhance performance of the full supply chain. We are committed to providing the best possible customer service and appreciate this commendation from the Shipper Council."

To learn more about the Shipper Council and view the awards ceremony, watch the video here.

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