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Ultra Logistics Inc. has launched a new version of UltraShip, software that allows shippers to manage the domestic and international air-freight tendering process in real time. According to the vendor, the system gives logistics managers network visibility and control over inbound and outbound transportation, ensuring proper coordination, optimal planning and consistent execution. An open-source, Web-based system architecture integrates multiple applications for information-sharing and execution accountability. The new release of UltraShip includes an air-freight feature to streamline the air-carrier selection process. It allows users to inform partners about shipment opportunities over a private network with a single click. Carriers can submit competitive bids on loads. On one screen, shippers can compare rates, select a carrier based on cost and availability, and obtain shipment approval in a matter of minutes. The approval process can be automated, and the winning bid tendered to the carrier of choice, immediately, according to Ultra Logistics.
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