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NetFreight breaks free

[ June 14, 2013   //   ]

The NetFreight web-based freight management and customs processing package is now available in ‘the cloud, following an extension of the alliance between its developer Impatex, and freight industry hardware specialists Albacore Systems.

NetFreight – launched in 2005 and acquired by Impatex in 2007 – was designed as a browser-based system, operating either on a user’s in-house server, or on an external, hosted server. Users can  provide quotes and make bookings on the move, and its tracking information can be made available to partners and customers online.

In practice, most NetFreight users have however so far opted for in-house installations, in order to avoid potential problems over connections between their ISPs and the various port and airport community systems, and because of concerns over external hosts’ system reliability.

With the new tie-up, Albacore will provide a hosting package for NetFreight customers on its own dedicated high-security servers, which have well-established communications links to CNS, MCP and CCS-UK providing for the needs of all DTI communities.

Impatex MD Peter Day says: “Most of our NetFreight customers currently run the program from their own in-house servers. This means they are denied a major benefit – the inherent location-independence of NetFreight, which offers added security and reliability when hosted remotely.

“Our new partnership with Albacore means our customers now have the option to operate the system remote from their physical locations, on servers which are maintained by freight industry hardware specialists, with dedicated comms links to all community systems and Customs. This finally unlocks the full power and potential of NetFreight.”

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