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Safmarine launches Android application

[ January 10, 2012   //   ]

Safmarine has released an Android mobile application that allows customers to access and download essential shipping information. It follows the release, in April 2011, of a similar e-Business application for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch devices.
Customers can look up sailing schedules, track containers or consignments (using a booking or container number), find contact details for Safmarine offices and receive news updates. An alert option has also been added, which pushes information directly to the users’ device.
Safmarine’s global e-business manager, Benoît Lebrun, said “Android has become an increasingly popular platform for many mobile devices and this new application will further improve our customers’ access and experience with Safmarine by making it even easier for our customers to do business with us, no matter where they are.”
The application can be downloaded free of charge. By registering an email address, users can receive details on future updates.
Lebrun says Safmarine has also noted an increased usage of its mobile website, which can be easily accessed from any mobile device. “The increased use of this site reconfirms the growing popularity of mobile devices in the shipping business.”