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Horizon Logistics LLC is now offering a rating engine for domestic shipments moving by less-than-truckload (LTL) transport. The tool has been incorporated into the company's existing suite of Web-based logistics applications. According to Horizon Logistics, the new LTL rating engine is designed to ensure price consistency, effective carrier benchmarking and competitive pricing, by eliminating the cost adjustments that most carriers make to compensate for lane imbalances. Horizon's LTL rating structure takes into account multiple service options. Once rates are provided, shippers can use the system to automate carrier selection, bill of lading generation, load tendering and shipment tracking. The system is accessible via the Web at any time, from anywhere in the world. Customers can generate shipment reports instantly in a variety of formats, including Microsoft Excel. Horizon Logistics implemented an international ocean shipping and purchase-order management portal earlier this year. The company is the third-party logistics-management subsidiary of Horizon Lines Inc.
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