BDP International Implements Catapult`s Global Pricing Tool

From: Catapult International
Published: Sat Oct 24 2009

BDP International, Inc., a leading global logistics and transportation management company, announced today that the company rolled out Catapult International’s ocean rate management system called Catapult QMS™.

Catapult consolidated all of BDP's ocean contracts into an easy-to-use web-based system where employees and customers are able to see their best carrier option. Rates and surcharges are managed by Catapult’s maritime analysts. Catapult’s system allows BDP users to search rates, email quotes, and produce graphic enriched reporting of statistics.

"Catapult has listened to our needs and has responded with a system that improves our efficiencies" notes Diane Cannon, Ocean Pricing Manager at BDP. "We’ve seen other systems and Catapult, by far, has the most robust and user-friendly application in international rate management at a fraction of the price of their competitors.”

The platform currently provides rates and transit times from the steamship lines that BDP contracts with. Several offices from around the world are able to access the system to see their best option from point A to point B.

“BDP has recognized that quote response time to its customers is critical,” Bryan Luttrell, COO of Catapult International said: "With our Catapult QMS™, we enjoy being a small indicator in the growth and success of BDP."

About Catapult International:
With offices in Kansas City, San Francisco and Amsterdam, Catapult International provides technology solutions for international logistics companies worldwide. Its Catapult QMS™ application is among the best solutions for international air and ocean pricing, rating, and freight auditing. Catapult also specializes in file transfers and web services as a middleware provider of data. Catapult is one of the fastest growing technology companies in the transportation sector.

About BDP:
BDP International is one of the leading privately held freight logistics / transportation management firms based in the U.S. It operates freight logistics centers in more than 20 cities throughout North America and a network of subsidiaries, joint ventures and strategic partnerships in 121 countries. The company serves more than 4,000 customers worldwide. Clients include Bayer, Cargill, Conoco Phillips, Heineken USA, Honeywell, Johnson & Johnson, Revlon, Rohm & Haas, Trek Bicycle, Wacker, and others. BDP provides a range of services, including ocean, air and ground transportation; lead logistics process analysis, design and management; export freight forwarding; import customs brokerage and regulatory compliance; project logistics; warehousing/consolidation/ distribution; and Internet shipping transaction/tracking management systems. For more information visit:

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