Norfolkline selects Kewill to step up transport efficiency

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Norfolkline, part of the A.P. Moller-Maersk Group and one of Europes leading door-to-door transportation service providers, has chosen Kewill (KWL), to simplify global trade and logistics.

Previously, Norfolklines in-house technology had supported the management and operation of Norfolklines transportation functions. However, this technology has become outdated and grown to a size and complexity that made it hard to develop, maintain and test. The implementation of Kewill Transport will give Norfolkline a future proof transport platform providing increased flexibility and visibility across its logistics operations, which will enable the company to streamline its day-to-day business and improve its customer service. 

Having initially looked at a list of 50 vendors and following a thorough short listing process and demonstrations from three companies, Kewill was selected. Norfolkline will implement Kewill Transport across a total of 32 sites and 384 users. The software will enable Norfolkline to support its wide ranging business processes, ranging from intermodal operations to non-asset-based third party logistics.

Jacco Schonewille, CIO at Norfolkline, commented, We needed to invest in new systems as they were at the end of their life. Kewills technology stood out because of its functional and technical capabilities. The solution provides a solid foundation to interface and integrate with current and future systems, as well as providing support across the logistics division. The flexibility of the solution will support us as we look to increase efficiency, reduce costs, while enabling us to plan for future growth.

Jacquie Boast, Chief Operating Officer, Europe, at Kewill, commented, We are committed to delivering operational efficiencies to Norfolkline and providing them with the tools they require to offer increased service to their customers.

About Norfolkline

Norfolkline, part of A.P. Moller Maersk Group is one of Europes leading door-to-door transportation service providers for both full and part-loads to over 5,000 customers, within all types of industries. 

It currently employs more than 2000 employees, in 13 countries across the continent, operating out of 35 different locations.

In 2006 more than 2 million passengers used its ferry services across the English Channel and on the Irish Sea, and it provided over 1.2 million movements for its Quay-Quay and Door-Door freight customers.

Norfolkline is currently operating 18 vessels and it expects this number to grow with the new build projects that are underway. The A.P. Moller - Maersk Group currently possesses over 300 vessels and this number is due to increase substantially by the end of 2009.

About Kewill plc

Kewill delivers solutions that simplify global trade and logistics.

Global businesses face an ever increasing complexity across their supply chains including decisions on sourcing, customs, compliance, transportation, storage, finance, visibility and connectivity.  Inefficiency in any of these areas will lead to supply chain delays and resulting increased costs. 

Kewill has a suite of software solutions that significantly simplify the management of the most complex global supply chains for enterprises and logistics service providers.  With over 35 years experience in global trade management and logistics, Kewill is a long-time innovator of solutions for manufacturers, distributors, retailers, freight forwarders, transport companies, customs brokers, 3PLs and 4PLs, as well as other related institutions involved in financing and underwriting global trade such as banks and insurance providers.

Kewills solutions are in daily use by more than 40,000 users worldwide and our global customer base which entrusts us with the management of their supply networks includes Atlantic Forwarding, DHL, DSV, FedEx, General Electric, General Motors, HP, JD Williams, Mazda, Mitsubishi, Nintendo, Nisa Todays, Palm, Panalpina, Philips, Pratt & Whitney, Sainsburys, Texas Instruments, TNT, UPS.

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