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GT Nexus Shipper Council Acknowledges CMA CGM for Outstanding IT Performance for Second Consecutive Year

Industry Leadership Group Awards Ocean Carrier for Excellence in Ocean Shipment Information Exchange on Cloud Supply Chain Platform

OAKLAND, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 07/15/14 -- The GT Nexus Shipper Council, a community group of supply chain executives representing multiple large global enterprises, has recognized CMA CGM for excellence in delivering superior quality across key ocean shipment events. CMA CGM, the world's third largest container shipping group, received the award for the second consecutive year. The award was announced during the annual GT Nexus Bridges user conference, held June 2-4, 2014.

The GT Nexus Shipper Council is a group of executives from large importers and exporters who collaborate 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, share GT Nexus as their global supply chain technology platform.

"At HP, we place high value on partner collaboration and information exchange, which is why we are engaged with the Shipper Council," said David Thomas, Program Manager, Global Supply Chain Systems at Hewlett Packard, and current Shipper Council Chairperson. "Quality data is the fuel that drives global trade and its availability throughout the ecosystem is essential to the performance of the entire supply chain. The GT Nexus customer community applauds CMA CGM for its on-going commitment and dedication to ocean carrier data quality and compliance."

"Delivering quality data in a collaborative environment is a core element of our strategy to enable operational excellence across our entire trading partner community," said Marc Bourdon, President, CMA CGM America. "Receiving this award for the second consecutive year indicates that our community recognizes and values the hard work we are putting in. This validates our efforts and reinforces the importance of collaborating in an automated, real-time environment. We are truly honored to be recognized by the Shipper Council."

Shipper Council members all share GT Nexus as a common cloud technology platform to run their global supply chains, unlike traditional software company user groups. This allows the Shipper Council to measure and benchmark against the collective industry performance. Improvements by any single member benefit the entire community. The work of the group has moved the industry average data quality score to above 95% across the top 20 ocean carriers representing over 90% of global capacity.

About The GT Nexus Shipper Council
The GT Nexus Shipper council is a group of executives from large importers and exporters who came together because they all share GT Nexus as their global supply chain technology platform. The group is focused on driving improved partner relations, data quality and business processes. The Shipper Council participants come from a collection of companies that have over $1.7 trillion in revenues, and moves several million TEUs of ocean freight annually. For information on the Shipper Council, visit http://www.gtnexus.com/global-supply-chain/our-customers/shipper-council/.

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