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144,000 Gallons of Oil is Estimated to Have Spilled

Off the coast of scenic Huntington Beach, California a fleet of commercial ships are stuck waiting at anchor or drifting as oil came to the ocean’s surface. Coast Guard Capt. Rebecca Ore said that a group of divers and a remote-operated vehicle found that around 4,000 feet of the nearly 18 miles of pipeline was laterally displaced by 105 feet. Upon further research, a 13-inch slit was found in the pipeline, “which was the likely source of the release of oil.” The Los Angeles Times reported last week that the Coast Guard was trying to determine if a large commercial ship set anchor in the wrong place — and damaged the pipeline. 

The ships are given specific coordinates that they can drop their anchors in order to make sure it is a safe location. Luckily, the spill is not seen to be effecting cargo operations. “While some vessels waiting to come into San Pedro Bay may need to be cleaned, Port of Los Angeles operations and arrivals have not been impacted,” According to the Port of Los Angeles. 

Pandemic-sparked logjams have seen many large container vessels stationed offshore as they wait for a approval to go to port. These ports are plagued by backlogs as COVID-19 and other issues slow the global supply chain. Fortunately, this spill does not seem like it will have a large impact on the supply chain, but environmental and economic outcomes have yet to be seen. 

Today, it seems that there is always something that is having a huge impact on global supply chain, but one thing operators can control is their transportation management system (TMS). A reliable, flexible and configurable TMS is a must in order to get through these trying times. An operating system that is catered to every need can greatly improve productivity and in result greatly boost profitability. Intellect Technologies offers fully customizable software solutions for all stages of the global supply chain.

Intellect Technologies offers many stand-alone software solutions, all cloud-based platforms, API/EDI enabled. Contact us today to receive one on one consultation!

State of the Art Customs Software

Intellect Technologies is always adapting to the times and always listening to its customers and prospects. When Intellect heard many of its contacts asking for Customs Broker Software, they listened. After much testing and trial, Intellect’s newest platform, eBrokerage, is living up to its high expectations. eBrokerage is an automates broker interface that allows for customs brokers to file multiple filings through its system. (AES Filings, ISF Filings, IMS Filings, Section 321 etc.)

Like all of Intellect’s suite of solutions, eBrokerage is fully customizable and can be combined with any of Intellect’s other platforms (Intellect eFreight, Intellect eCustoms, Intellect eWarehouse and Intellect eShip .) eBrokerage is the best Automated Broker Interface software for all of your US Customs requirements!

Accommodating to the Ever Changing Market Conditions

The past 18 months have been ones of chaos, uncertainty and constantly changing market conditions for the world of logistics. With companies being very busy, battling rising costs, and the lack of equipment, no task has come easy. Among all these challenges, the Covid-19 pandemic has also been a challenge for all companies, not only companies involved in supply chains. With all this turbulence disrupting supply chains globally, finding the right operating system is crucial to make business run smoothly. 

To begin with, the worldwide production shutdowns in the first quarter of 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic resulted in an overall reduction in transportation capacities. This disruption has made its way into the 3rd quarter of 2021. This has led to a decrease in the flow of goods and ultimately the lack of equipment required moving these goods. As a result, thousands of empty containers have piled up in ports and terminals, while exporters have not had sufficient empty containers available for their shipments. These volatile changes led to a rise in costs for supply chains everywhere. Surcharges in the thousands of USD per container are being levied in some markets, which are affecting the supply chain at every level. The costs of containers were going up as a result of there being a low supply of empty containers available to be used. 

Along with all of this, companies were also battling remote work and how to make sure their employees could be as productive from home as they were in the office. Companies needed to battle these high rates and low availability with no end in sight. Operations personnel were being overworked and market conditions were volatile; therefore companies were reluctant to hire additional staff. Companies had to do a lot of work with not as many resources and while trying their best to get the best rate possible. Many operating systems out there are not easily accessible remotely, but all of Intellect Technologies suite of software can be accessed from anywhere in the world with no need of a download or VPN. Having an operating system which is web based is key to having employees being able to work remotely. 

One key feature that can help companies manage these volatile market conditions is an operating system that is tailored to every need. With an operating system that is fit to every need, companies are able to be more productive with fewer personnel, therefore being more profitable. Due to Intellect Technologies operating systems being so flexible, yet so similar from screen to screen, since ocean rates are so high, companies can easily move air freight personnel over, seamlessly, into the ocean department to help out and vice versa. Intellect Technologies is willing to accommodate every need. Every logistics company does not operate the same, so they should all not use the same systems which cannot be configured or customized.


Intellect Technologies offers many stand-alone software solutions, all cloud-based platforms, API/EDI enabled. Contact us today to receive one on one consultation!

Technology and the Future of Logistics

It seems every day there is new technology that takes center stage. Technology is constantly evolving and making our everyday lives easier. The logistics industry is no exception to this evolution. Technology in logistics has vastly changed throughout the past twenty years; even technology from 5 years ago greatly differs from today’s advances. 

One major advance in logistics technology was the advances in shipment tracking systems. In the past, customers booked shipments, received an approximate delivery date and then were left in the dark. The only way to get an update was, if they decided to make a phone call. Today, internet and software advances allow customers access to shipping and tracking systems 24/7. Not only does this enhance the user experience, but it saves time and money for the company as well. Intellect Technology’s systems are designed with highest level of automation and reducing the manual intervention/errors and increasing the productivity significantly. 

Another key technology that has had a positive effect on the logistics industry was the enhancement in GPS technology. Long gone are the days of printed out directions from road maps. Today, nearly everyone uses GPS, whether through their cellphones or built-in on their vehicles. The accuracy of these devices has drastically improved throughout the years, not only helping frustrated, lost drivers but also improving the supply chain. The advanced accuracy of GPS allows for increased productivity and satisfied customers, by tracking the locations of the cargo at all times. 

The next advance in technology is the power of social media on logistics. It would be hard to find someone who does not check some sort of social media platform every day. The power of social media is optimizing the logistics industry and its operations as a whole. These platforms are becoming the easiest and most efficient way for companies to communicate with customers, convey industry news, and respond to customers quickly or to post urgent information. 

According to studies, 59% of Americans who have a social media account agree that customer service through social media has made it easier have concerns resolved or questions answered. Intellect Technologies uses the power of social media to relay information or industry news through various social media platforms: Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.

Intellect Technologies offers many stand-alone software solutions, all cloud-based platforms, API/EDI enabled. Contact us today to receive one on one consultation!

Technology- One Stop Solution

The logistics industry is finally taken a front seat keeping the global economy running. Shippers are depending on their Logistic Service Partner to give them:

  •  Visibility internally and externally
  •  Immediate Electronic filing of documents of bookings, changes, reports
  •  Accountability – tracking critical revenue to keep your own company operating during peak and off peak time.
  • Staff assignments – shifting account management to new team members.

This cannot be accomplished efficiently or profitably without a proven, reliable and secure Logistics IT platform.  
The past year of inefficiencies seen in a company’s performance have been discovered as to how one manages their orders and staff assignments. Now is an ideal time correcting and making a shift in procedures. Becoming a valuable commitment from management to each department within their company to work smartly and reduce duplication of tasks.


Simply start a logistics transport file giving all departments visibility to update it accordingly as it works its way through the shipment cycle. Each month when Agencies and Government’s makes new changes in filing requirements, the platform can easily be changed and updated to address and keep track to current regulations, regardless if it is during peak and off peak season. 


As the 3rd quarter and final months of 2021 are upon us, ACT NOW to prepare for a successful year end. Choosing a customizable operational and administrative solution to meet your current workflow criteria all under a ONE-STOP system points to Intellect eFreight, a US based solutions provider.


Intellect eFreight is a Freight Forwarding IT Solution with affordable pricing. The implementation and system set-up time frame is accomplished within a few short weeks. Client’s vendor, customer’s data and company data is pre-loaded, tested, staff trained and ready to go live for immediate access. Management can restrict and limit certain user’s access to specific modules, financial and reports. Over-all an easy transition from old to new.

Intellect’s systems are fully customizable and can be make to fit any companies exact business flow and practices.Intellect has Freight Forwarding Software , Transportation Management Software , Air Freight Software , Ocean Freight Software , Customs Broker Software , 3PL Software , Freight Broker Software , Freight Management Software , Freight Tracking Software , Logistics Management Software , Shipping Software Solutions and much much more!! All of these systems and software are fully customizable to any need.

The Benefits of a Customizable Operating System

A System Tailored to Every Need!

In the ever changing world of logistics, every business is different. No two companies function identically, even if they are in the same industry. Flows differ, words differ, terminology differs, business processes differ, and employee needs often differ vastly from business to business.


With that being said, every company cannot use the same “canned” operating system to run their daily operations. This creates an issue when companies are looking into service providers to help run their business flow.


Most service providers have a system that comes “as is”. If a provider is willing to customize, the only way you can is to pay a premium. Companies of all sizes are left with a system that they have to adjust to, rather than a system catered to their needs and business processes. As a result, the companies are forced to change their business processes based on how the system functions. This often adds significant manual work leading to operational inefficiencies or companies doesn’t get full value out of the system. 


Intellect Technologies saw this common trend among companies of all sizes and decided to step in. Intellect wanted to make sure that every company is recognized and appreciated no matter if it is one user or 10,000+ users. In doing so, they made all of their software platforms 100% Configurable and fully customizable to any and every need.


Whether it is a minor configuration, or a full blown customization, no project it too big or too small for Intellect Technologies and its team of developers. Intellect wants to make sure that every business runs at its peak performance and productivity by having a customized system in place which supports its customers needs and changing business needs on an ongoing basis.


Why use a generic operating system when you can have a personalized and customized operating system? Let Intellect Technologies give you an edge in today’s competitive market.

The Benefits of Customization in a Transportation Management System

Is your cargo management system customized to your exact business needs? The chances are, probably not. Large logistics and supply chain management software companies have been selling generic TMS for years. The systems are only made one way and one way only. You cannot change the screens, the functionality or over all flow of the system no matter how large or small the change would be.

Intellect Technologies saw this and knew it had to make a change, so they did. Intellect’s systems are fully customizable and can be make to fit any companies exact business flow and practices.Intellect has Freight Forwarding Software , Transportation Management Software , Air Freight Software , Ocean Freight Software , Customs Broker Software , 3PL Software , Freight Broker Software , Freight Management Software , Freight Tracking Software , Logistics Management Software , Shipping Software Solutions and much much more!! All of these systems and software are fully customizable to any need.

Imagine a software that was made just for your company? In today’s market it is few and far between that allow for this type of flexibility. Intellect Technologies logistics software solution are flexible and cloud based! Intellect’s cloud based transportation management system can be accessed from anywhere in the world with just an internet connection and a device.

Make your company flow and function the way you deserve, talk to Intellect Technologies team of experts today!

How Important is Room for Growth?

Plan for the Future Today!


When companies are started, they all wish for immense growth and success. While success and growth do not happen overnight, it is often achievable with a strong foundation and a clear goal. One key block to building a solid foundation is to have an operating system that allows companies to grow. 

An easily accessible system is another important aspect of an operating system. As companies look to grow, they are looking to hire the best candidate that will assist them in doing so. The problem may be, the ideal employee is not always within travel distance. But, if a company has a flexible operating system that can be accessed from anywhere in the world, the ideal candidate can be hired. The ability for a company to hire anyone anywhere in the world is a priceless tool in the drive for growth.

Another aspect that is crucial for the growth of a company is organization. There is nothing that plagues a business more than being disorganized. A well rounded operating system needs to be able to keep companies organized from top to bottom and at all aspects. Whether it is accounting, operations or communication, a complete operating system should be able to handle all aspects of a business. 

The last aspect that is key for a company’s growth is a flexible operating system. When companies first start out, they may only do a limited number of functions and have a small number of employees. There is no need for them to have countless functions in their operating system that are not applicable, so it is key to have a flexible operating system. A flexible operating system that can be personalized to the exact needs of every company, and even for each individual at each company is ideal. 

A complete and flexible operating system that is easily accessible and keeps companies organized is offered by all of Intellect Technologies platforms. Along with its flexibility and track record for allowing companies to grow, Intellect Technologies has around the clock top tier support for all of its customers!

Contact us today to receive one on one consultation! Intellect has Freight Forwarding Software , Transportation Management Software , Air Freight Software , Ocean Freight Software , Customs Broker Software , 3PL Software , Freight Broker Software , Freight Management Software , Freight Tracking Software , Logistics Management Software , Shipping Software Solutions and much much more!!

The Benefits to a Personalized Warehouse Management System

Whether you are running a Container Freight Station (CFS) or a Warehouse, one thing remains constant, the need for a personalized WMS is key. A system that is catered to a companies exact needs and practices is hard to find in today’s market, but there is one company that stands above other 3PL Warehouse Software companies; Intellect Technologies.

Intellect Technologies allows for Warehouses and CFS’ to build the system to their exact needs and requirements. This customization is standard among all of Intellect’s suite of software. Intellect’s customers really appreciate the fact that Intellect is so flexible and willing to work with its partners.

There is no job too big or small for Intellect. They have worked with companies of various sizes; small, medium and large. Learn about how Intellect’s Warehouse Management Systems can give you an edge in today’s competitive market!

Lessons from the Suez Canal Crisis

These are hard times for supply chains and business leaders who depend on them. If the pandemic was not enough, a 1,300-foot-long container ship prevented thousands of other vessels from navigating the Suez Canal, which is one of the most important waterways in the world. 

 It all started when a desert storm that blew over the Suez Canal in the early morning of March 23. This storm pushed the ‘Ever Given’ ship and took it off of its path and eventually made the ship turn sideways blocking the canal. This storm threw billions of dollars of commodities that were on board off its course, exposing the potential trade disruptions that a giant ship such as the ‘Ever Given’ can cause, particularly while navigating the Suez Canal. The man-made, narrow waterway stretch canal, is a key artery for shipping goods between Asia and Europe accounts for nearly 12 percent of all global trade. 

This crisis also stressed the importance of security in supply chains. Potential security threats are often highlighted as worst-case scenarios, which have often been identified as a particular threat for important routes such as the Suez Canal. While the ‘Ever Given’ grounding was not a security-related incident, the event highlights the importance of security of prominent areas around the world, which has been discussed for many years. The security of these routes, the ships and crews are crucial and this event has only highlighted this fact. These narrow channels are one of the most important global sea routes. When merchant ships can no longer navigate through these routes, it may lead to supply delays and higher freight rates. 

While supply chains are remaining volatile, hard to predict and control, one thing that companies can control is the reliability of their software. When companies have highly-secure, affordable and cloud-based software applications, they are much better off. Intellect Technologies’ suite of software is fully customizable to any need along with being highly-secure, affordable and cloud-based. Intellect Technologies makes sure their customers are stress free by customizing their system for each customer and achieving any unique need they may have.


Intellect Technologies offers many stand-alone software solutions, all cloud-based platforms, API/EDI enabled. Contact us today to receive one on one consultation! Intellect has Freight Forwarding Software , Transportation Management Software , and Air Freight Software. Intellect also has Ocean Freight Software , Customs Broker Software , and 3PL Software. Along with Freight Broker Software , Freight Management Software , and Freight Tracking Software. Along with Logistics Management Software , Shipping Software Solutions and much much more!!

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