CHAPEL HILL, NC--(Marketwired - Sep 16, 2014) - CargoSphere, the leading, cloud-based global rate management solution and confidential Rate Mesh for the ocean and air transportation and logistics industries, today announces its first-ever global User Group Conference. The Conference will provide a forum for in-depth workshops covering specific CargoSphere functionality and features, as well as a way for users to influence CargoSphere's product roadmap and share best practices with peers. It will also give customers an opportunity to learn more about the value of rate networking over the Rate Mesh which enables real-time distribution of buy rate data from carriers, co-loaders/NVOs and partners, while supporting sell rate sharing to agent partners and shipper customers. The CargoSphere User Conference is exclusively available to global CargoSphere customers.

The inaugural User Conference takes place September 16th and 17th in Chicago.

"This is a milestone moment for our organization. At CargoSphere, our vision is to change the face of contract and rate management from a services oriented function to one that is far more automated for greater control, operational success and business growth. CargoSphere offers our user community a cloud-based architecture that eliminates the need to log in to multiple third party systems or pay for outsourced services to achieve global rate visibility and accelerated quoting. This first-ever User Conference promises to be an exciting two days of sharing information and laying out the future of rate management and networking," said Neil Barni, president of CargoSphere.

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About CargoSphere

Established in 1999, CargoSphere powers the industry's first cloud-based, confidential global rate solution and Rate Mesh Network. CargoSphere is enabling a paradigm shift from outsourced contract management to self-management through innovative technology like SUDS (Smart Upload and Diagnostic Solution). SUDS intelligently reads static carrier-rate files directly into the CargoSphere cloud database. It significantly reduces the complexity and time-consuming task of managing freight rate contracts.

CargoSphere's world-class contract and rate management functionality enables rate quoting, rate distribution and agent rate collaboration through the CargoSphere Rate Mesh. CargoSphere allows each of its global clients to create a private network of trusted parties. The Rate Mesh seamlessly and confidentially connects trading partners allowing them to integrate and simplify rate communication.

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