United States Press Releases https://www.riege.com/us/press/releases/ Read the latest press releases from Riege. en-US Tue, 11 Dec 2018 16:25:57 +0100 Tue, 11 Dec 2018 16:25:57 +0100 Riege shows up at Cargo Week Americas in Mexico City https://www.riege.com/us/press/releases/riege-shows-up-at-cargo-week-americas-in-mexico-city/ Wed, 20 Jun 2018 11:00:00 +0200 Bennobo https://www.riege.com/us/press/releases/riege-shows-up-at-cargo-week-americas-in-mexico-city/ SANTIAGO DE QUERÉTARO, Mexico — June 20, 2018 — The decision of Riege Software to attend the Cargo Week Americas from June 26 – 28 at Centro Citibanamex in Mexico City was driven by commitment to the developing economy of Mexico and the people being engaged in the forwarding industry. Actively participating in this No. 1 exhibition for freight and logistics in Mexico, hosting empirically over 17,000 visitors, is a must and a mission. As Tobias Riege, CEO of Riege Software points out: “In compliance with our corporate philosophy of ‘Putting people first’ our engagement in Mexico furthers our goal of providing user-friendly technology from Germany. We also know that global partnerships and cooperation are best energized by local feet on the ground. That's why we are in Mexico, that's why we attend the Cargo Week Americas with our own stand.”

Principal task of Riege Software and its Mexican employees is to drive the development and implementation of Mexican-specific features and integrations within Scope and keep it in sync with the rapidly developing logistics industry in Mexico. Scope is the company's innovative TMS, and designated to boost economic success but also to brighten the worklife of the most important factor in logistics – humans. In day-to-day business, Riege provides all services and support needed on-site, adding a personal touch to the digitized working world. “Regardless of electronic communication and fulfillment, our physical closeness adds the human touch promised by our company mission,” states Niels Schellingerhout, Head of Business Development at Riege Software in Mexico.

This approach to thought and action enabled Riege to add functions and interfaces, in short order, to serve the demand of Mexican customers as well as to fulfill the obligatory and mandatory requirements of Mexican fiscal laws.

Currently, Scope contains an impressive number of local Mexican features and functions: Mexican Tax logic, enabling customers to invoice directly out of Scope. The daily automatic download of exchange rates for the Mexican Peso from the Banco de México. The integration of the popular Mexican accounting system CONTPAQi. A feature to validate Mexican tax IDs (RFC). And last but not least, electronic invoicing and stamping (CFDI 3.3) to SAT directly from Scope.

By attending the Cargo Week Americas for the 2nd time, Riege underlines the company's willingness to foster and support Mexican forwarders with an outstanding TMS made in Germany as well as to establish their Mexican entity on a long-term scale. To express their commitment, next to Niels Schellingerhout, Head of Business Development at Riege Mexico, Riege CEO Dr. Tobias Riege will be present and pleased to welcome visitors to inform them about Scope and to answer questions at stand 1202.

About Riege Software.

Riege Software is a leading provider of cloud-based software solutions for the cargo industry. Established in 1985, the privately-owned company provides products and services to more than 450 customers with over 5,000 users in 34 countries. Headquartered in Germany, Riege maintains 6 branches in Europe, Asia and the Americas.

The company's brand is Scope, a smart, integrated Transport Management System for Air Freight, Sea Freight and Customs. Built with effortless, functional features, Scope accelerates all processes and procedures, and enables seamless collaboration between all stakeholders in the supply chain. Since man is the most important link in the entire supply chain, Scope combines form with function and is designed for current and future logistics professionals. Guaranteed to enhance their work-life.

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Dr. Tobias Riege elected as a full managing member of the ACCF https://www.riege.com/us/press/releases/dr-tobias-riege-elected-as-a-full-managing-member-of-the-accf/ Fri, 08 Jun 2018 16:46:00 +0200 Carsten Strong https://www.riege.com/us/press/releases/dr-tobias-riege-elected-as-a-full-managing-member-of-the-accf/ MEERBUSCH, Germany — June 8, 2018 — During its general meeting on Thursday, June 7th, the committee of the Air Cargo Community Frankfurt (ACCF) elected Dr. Tobias Riege, CEO of Riege Software, as a titular member of its board. While already acclaimed as an interim member earlier this year, the election confirmed his prior commitment to the goals of the ACCF and its members. Dr. Riege who prevailed over one rival candidate does not claim this as a victory: “I did not win an election, I have gained trust and credit, I got an assignment. Now I have to perform. And I will.”

Following his election, Dr. Riege pointed out that he is going to work on his assignment promptly and promised to keep his commitment over the entire period of his membership. “I didn't come for the title, but for the challenge and results.” A binding commitment out of which the ACCF will surely take advantage.

Next to Dr. Riege further executive committee members have been confirmed in office: Chairman of the board Sören Stark (Lufthansa Cargo AG), deputy chairwoman Anke Giesen (Fraport AG), for airlines Michael Hoppe (BARIG e.V.), for forwarders Götz Wendenburg (Kühne + Nagel (AG & Co.) KG), and for ground handling agents Patrik Tschirch (LUG aircargo handling GmbH).

About Riege Software

Riege Software is a leading provider of cloud-based software solutions for the cargo industry. Established in 1985, the privately-owned company provides products and services to more than 350 customers with over 5,000 users in 34 countries. Headquartered in Germany, Riege maintains 6 branches in Europe, Asia and the Americas.

The company's brand is Scope, a smart, integrated Transport Management System for Air Freight, Sea Freight and Customs. Built with effortless, functional features, Scope accelerates all processes and procedures, and enables seamless collaboration between all stakeholders in the supply chain. Since man is the most important link in the entire supply chain, Scope combines form with function and is designed for current and future logistics professionals. Guaranteed to enhance their work-life.

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Riege Software prepares for the future with next generation taking over. https://www.riege.com/us/press/releases/riege-software-prepares-for-the-future-with-next-generation-taking-over/ Thu, 05 Apr 2018 15:45:00 +0200 Bennobo https://www.riege.com/us/press/releases/riege-software-prepares-for-the-future-with-next-generation-taking-over/ MEERBUSCH, Germany — April 5, 2018 — Also known as JR, but the complete opposite of the TV series' notorious, egocentric meanie, Johannes Riege started his career in 1978 as a freelancer, programming software during the infancy of electronic solutions for the logistics industry. Being a mathematics graduate, he decided to capitalize on his skills with something more meaningful than writing endless formulas on blackboards to prove the earth is not flat. So it transpired that on September 11, 1978 he printed his first electronically created AWB for his customer and well-known forwarder, Union Transport, (later merged with DSV). This momentous advance was subsequently adopted by all his customers.

This was the beginning of a long and deep relationship between JR and the ongoing development of electronic logistic procedures. In 1985, he took the next natural step to advance this productive endeavor and founded his own business, presenting his creation, Procars. This was one of the first comprehensive Transport Management Systems, and it amazed the industry. Captivated by the abilities of Procars, leading forwarders like Dachser and DB Schenker joined the list of early customers. Procars is still in use after all these years with several customers around the world.

As the customer roster grew, JR's company, Riege Software, grew also and in 1991 Johannes Riege founded his first branch in the U.S. Three years later in 1994 the Hong Kong branch opened. This positive development was made possible by his spouse Gabriele who stood by his side from the very beginning, through the uncertain early years of the company, taking care of the financial interests of the company, giving Johannes the freedom to concentrate primarily on software development and business management.

After a period of improvement and technological advances it was time to develop a new product, Scope, under the auspices of his eldest son Christian, an expert in computer science and a natural born innovator. Scope's purpose is to take the company to the next level. “One of our fathers greatest achievements has been in forming a company that mirrors his outlook; Fostering curiosity, empowering experiments and exploration, permitting failure as a method of learning and emerging stronger. We all are truly standing on the shoulders of giants and he is one of them,” said Christian Riege, SVP Software Development of Riege Software.

With branches in Switzerland (2008), in the Netherlands (2011) and in Mexico (2018), Johannes Riege focused on emerging markets, with the enthusiastic and growing support of his second son Tobias, also a mathematics graduate, and a doctorate in computer science. “We are very grateful to our father and that he has given us the chance to invest heavily in new technology and smart people and accelerate our company into the future. One must clearly point out that every single dollar spent did not come from outside investors, but is based on our money and our father's trust in our abilities to grow the business with our own new ideas,“ Tobias Riege, former COO, now CEO of Riege Software explicated and continued “We will always acknowledge and continue his passion for the logistics industry, and we are very proud to be the successors of his legacy. We will be sure to lead the company in his best interests, adding professional talents as we go to support our natural growth strategy.”

“My father’s vision and passion for solving problems within the freight and logistics industry lives on here at our headquarters and everywhere else at Riege Software. I not only respect his skills providing the industry with better technology, but also his ability to inspire talented people and encourage them to give their best.” said his third son Benjamin, a passionate web designer and media consultant currently in charge of the company's marketing and public relations.

Johannes Riege looks back pride at what he has achieved and he looks forward to what his successors will achieve in the future. He knows his lifework is in safe hands and his family prospers, his two other children searched and found their careers outside the company, Johannes Jr. who holds a master degree in mathematics, and his daughter Anna, an ecotrophologist with a background in food logistics. Since Gabriele Riege will continue the financial management of the company, Johannes knows his successors will be piloted along the safest course.

But the story hasn't reached an end yet. Johannes Riege will be what he always was – the premier representative of the company. Prepare to meet him in the future where all the good guys meet.

About Riege Software.

Riege Software is a leading provider of smart software solutions and services for the cargo industry. Established in 1985, the privately-owned and managed company provides products and services to more than 350 customers worldwide with over 5,000 users in 24 countries. Headquartered in Germany, Riege maintains 6 branches in Europe, Asia and the Americas.

The company's brand is Scope, a smart, integrated Transport Management System for Air Freight, Sea Freight and Customs. Built with effortless, functional features, Scope accelerates all processes and procedures. Enhanced by the web application Connect, Scope enables seamless collaboration between all stakeholders in the supply chain. Since man is the most important link in the entire supply chain, Scope combines form with function and is designed for current and future logistics professionals. Guaranteed to enhance their work-life.

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Green Worldwide Shipping uses Scope by Riege for their ambitious software needs https://www.riege.com/us/press/releases/green-worldwide-shipping-uses-scope-by-riege-for-their-ambitious-software-needs/ Mon, 19 Feb 2018 12:00:00 +0100 Bennobo https://www.riege.com/us/press/releases/green-worldwide-shipping-uses-scope-by-riege-for-their-ambitious-software-needs/ Georgetown, CT — February 19, 2018 — With the go-live of Green Worldwide Shipping, Riege Software has reached another milestone in its expansion into the U.S. market. Green Worldwide committed to Scope in August 2017 and after only 5 months of implementation planning, Green Worldwide went live on February 1, 2018, with 111 users, in 10 offices, in 9 cities across America.

As one of the fastest growing forwarders in the U.S., Green Worldwide is driven by innovative freight-forward thinking, technology investment, and providing new value added services to their customers. With plans of expanding into Canada in 2018, the company's growth plans over the next 5 years are to double in employees and shipments as they have been maintaining a 30% year over year growth so far. “Our decision to select Scope by Riege for our automation goals was fairly simple. We wanted to translate our high standards of supply chain handling into a technology that reduced data entry for our freight experts, to give them more time doing what they do best – servicing the client,” said Thomas Jorgensen, CEO and President of Green Worldwide Shipping, “and I believe we truly accomplished our vision.”

Green Worldwide use the scopes of Scope, modules and enhancements, such as Air Freight, Sea Freight, Truck, OMS, Connect, as well as the integration with Quickbooks and NetChb for Customs Brokerage.

"Partnering with a forward-thinking innovator like Green Worldwide Shipping, we knew we were taking on responsibility for all of their freight forwarding technology needs and this would require a great deal of effort, including establishing new interfaces, expanding our customs service offering with our new partner NetCHB, providing rate management, CRM, Warehouse, mobile applications, with much more to come.”, Mark Ketcham VP Riege Software The Americas said, “but in the end, this partnership also represents a milestone for Riege in the U.S. market and we look forward to the expansion of our service offering as a result.”

Thus far, the tool has processed over 3,000 shipments in Scope, over 600+ quotations, over 2,700+ invoices, 18,600 partners, 51+ customers in the web portal Connect, and rapidly growing.

About Green Worldwide

Green Worldwide Shipping is a private wholly-owned and independent company founded on the basic principles of respect, dedication, and best-in-class customer service. Years of experience help the company to understand supply chain challenges, with the expertise to design and implement solutions that have a positive impact on customers' bottom line.

Established in 2008, Green teams in offices coast-to-coast serve clients on every continent around the world, providing logistics solutions every day ranging from ocean freight, air freight, and project cargo, customs brokerage, warehousing and distribution, and global supply chain visibility. Their strategic alliances around the globe with reliable partners who share their high quality standards, position Green Worldwide Shipping to efficiently service all international logistics needs. Partnering with local experts extends the flexibility and knowledge it takes to expertly handle cargo anywhere in the world.

About Riege Software

Riege Software is a leading provider of smart software solutions and services for the cargo industry. Established in 1985, the privately-owned company provides products and services to more than 350 customers worldwide with over 5,000 users in 24 countries. Headquartered in Germany, Riege maintains branches in Europe, Asia and the Americas.

The company's brand is Scope, a smart, innovative Transport Management System for Air Freight, Sea Freight and Customs. Built with effortless, functional features, Scope accelerates all processes and procedures. Since man is the most important link in the entire supply chain, Scope combines form with function and is designed for current and future logistics professionals. Guaranteed to enhance their work-life.

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Riege equips Scope with Dashboards as free end of year gift for managers https://www.riege.com/us/press/releases/riege-equips-scope-with-dashboards-as-free-end-of-year-gift-for-managers/ Wed, 20 Dec 2017 20:00:00 +0100 Carsten Strong https://www.riege.com/us/press/releases/riege-equips-scope-with-dashboards-as-free-end-of-year-gift-for-managers/ MEERBUSCH, Germany — December 20, 2017 — At the end of the year, Riege Software decided to present managers in the logistics industry with greater detail and deeper insight into their business operations. The Scope Dashboards replace batched data and old-fashioned reports which in a digital environment increasingly fail to inform managers about the actual situation of their company.

“We created interactive, meaningful graphs which cover the key financial and operational issues using the data from the second they are retrieved within Scope,” Mark Ketcham, VP Riege Software the Americas, explained and continued: “There's no faster way to get substantial and reliable information.”

The benefits managers will receive from the Scope Dashboards are numerous:

  • get deeper and detailed insight from live data directly out of Scope in a split second
  • check, compare and analyze current and past statuses from latest to earliest
  • evaluate operations, productivity and earnings to assure assets and profitability
  • monitor progress and trends to reinforce the foundations of a fertile growth strategy

“The Scope Dashboards will put an end to all that vague guessing and estimating that comes with not using 100% actual data,” Tobias Riege, COO at Riege Software underlined, “the information generated from the current data stored within Scope delivers a priceless added value. And to keep it priceless by all means, we provide the Dashboards for free.”

The Scope Dashboards are easily accessible via web browser and will equip managers with essential insights for a steady start into the new year, and the years to follow.

About Riege Software

Riege Software is a leading provider of smart software solutions and services for the cargo industry. Established in 1985, the privately-owned company provides products and services to more than 350 customers worldwide with over 5,000 users in 24 countries. Headquartered in Germany, Riege maintains branches in Europe, Asia and the Americas.

The company's brand is Scope, a smart, innovative Transport Management System for Air Freight, Sea Freight and Customs. Built with effortless, functional features, Scope accelerates all processes and procedures. Since man is the most important link in the entire supply chain, Scope combines form with function and is designed for current and future logistics professionals. Guaranteed to enhance their work-life.

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Riege and DGM-SDG team up to enhance security compliance for freight forwarders https://www.riege.com/us/press/releases/riege-and-dgm-sdg-team-up-to-enhance-security-compliance-for-freight-forwarders/ Wed, 06 Dec 2017 08:00:00 +0100 Bennobo https://www.riege.com/us/press/releases/riege-and-dgm-sdg-team-up-to-enhance-security-compliance-for-freight-forwarders/ MEERBUSCH, Germany — December 6, 2017 — Riege Software and DGM Software Development Group signed a contract for a long-term collaboration aiming to enhance current and future requirements for security compliance and coevally simplify the creation of dangerous goods shipments for freight forwarders.

“We presume that Scope is probably the best transport management system for freight forwarders because we clearly get this reaction from leading players in the market,“ said Herman Teering, CEO of DGM-SDG. “This is why we also expect a respectable part of our future growth in direct connection with Scope by Riege Software.”

“DGM-SDG as the leading provider of electronic solutions for dangerous goods and hazardous material, and recommended by globally acting customers like FedEx, is the perfect partner to enhance the security compliance within and out of Scope,” complemented Tobias Riege, COO at Riege Software. “Satisfying international regulations according to IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations (DGR) is a key aspect for our growing customer base.”

In the first step, Riege Software integrated DGOffice into Scope to allow immediate access to and validated import of constantly and continuously updated data on dangerous goods and hazardous material without media breaks or other disruptions:

  • Dangerous goods and hazardous materials can be easily appointed by keying the UN-Number
  • Alternatively, dangerous goods and hazardous materials can be located and selected by name via Quick Search within Scope
  • Cargo-IMP codes and possible CAO (Cargo Aircraft Only) mandatories are automatically identified
  • After completion, Shipping Instructions can be printed directly out of Scope

With the decision to connect DGOffice to Scope, Riege Software enables users – once more – to concentrate on their core business while complementary routines are left to automated processes within Scope.

About DGM Software Development Group

DGM Software Development Group has the mission to deliver information technology expertise dedicated to safe production, storage, transport and trade of any class of dangerous goods or hazardous material. All activities are performed in accordance with the global quality & safety standards. The company is headquartered in Lelystad, the Netherlands. Its development offices are located in the Netherlands, Denmark and Norway, while sales and support offices can be found throughout the world.

The DGOffice software product range covers all areas within ICAO/IATA, IMDG, ADR, 49CFR, TDG, ADG, RID, GHS, SEVESO and the environment. Included are Safety Data Sheets, Workspace Instructions, Safety Adviser, Transport, Warehousing and Waste management. The product range is designed to operate together with the most common administrative computer systems like SAP, Navision, AS 400-systems, Unix-systems etc. These systems are also designed to handle and operate with the customers own dangerous goods database containing customers’ own product descriptions and product numbers.

About Riege Software

Riege Software is a leading provider of smart software solutions and services for the cargo industry. Established in 1985, the privately-owned company provides products and services to more than 350 customers worldwide. Headquartered in Germany, Riege maintains branches in Europe, Asia and North America.

The company's brand is Scope, a smart, innovative Transport Management System for Air Freight, Ocean Freight and Customs. Built with effortless, functional features, Scope accelerates all processes and procedures. Since man is the most important link in the entire supply chain, Scope combines form with function and is designed for current and future logistics professionals. Guaranteed to enhance their work-life.

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Riege Software establishes branch in Mexico https://www.riege.com/us/press/releases/riege-software-establishes-branch-in-mexico/ Tue, 21 Nov 2017 08:00:00 +0100 Bennobo https://www.riege.com/us/press/releases/riege-software-establishes-branch-in-mexico/ MEERBUSCH, Germany — November 21, 2017 — The decision of Riege Software to establish a branch in Mexico is driven by commitment to the developing economy of Mexico and its people. The decision to choose Querétaro as domicile for the Mexican branch was obvious since it is located at the heart of Mexico's industrial growth area, leading technology companies have their headquarters here and Querétaro provides easy access to other major industrial cities. As Tobias Riege, COO of Riege Software points out: “In compliance with our corporate philosophy of ‘Putting people first’ our engagement in Mexico furthers our goal of providing user friendly technology from Germany. We also know that global partnerships and cooperation are best energized by local feet on the ground.”

Principal task of Riege Software MX and its employees is to drive the development and implementation of Mexican-specific features and integrations within Scope and keep it in sync with the rapidly developing logistics industry in Mexico. Scope is the company's innovative TMS product, and designated to boost economic success but also to brighten the worklife of the most important factor in logistics – humans. In day-to-day business, Riege Software MX provides all services and support needed on-site, adding a personal touch to the digitized working world. “Regardless of electronic communication and fulfillment, our physical closeness adds the human touch promised by our company mission,” states Niels Schellingerhout, Head of Business Development at Riege Software MX.

This approach to thought and action enabled Riege Software to add functions and interfaces, in short order, to serve the demand of Mexican customers as well as to fulfill the obligatory and mandatory requirements of Mexican fiscal laws.

Currently, the Scope Mexico platform contains an impressive number of local features and functions: Mexican Tax logic, enabling customers to invoice directly out of Scope. The daily automatic download of exchange rates for the Mexican Peso from the Banco de México. The integration of the popular Mexican accounting system CONTPAQi. A feature to validate Mexican tax IDs (RFC). And last but not least, electronic invoicing and stamping (CFDI) to SAT directly from Scope.

The first steps have been made. Further steps forward will follow, for the benefit of both Riege Software and Mexican forwarders.

About Riege Software

Riege Software is a leading provider of smart software solutions and services for the cargo industry. Established 1985, the privately-owned company provides products and services to more than 350 customers worldwide with over 5,000 users in 24 countries. Headquartered in Germany, Riege maintains branches in Europe, Asia and the Americas.

The company's brand is Scope, a smart, innovative Transport Management System for Air Freight, Sea Freight and Customs. Built with effortless, functional features, Scope accelerates all processes and procedures. Since man is the most important link in the entire supply chain, Scope combines form with function and is designed for current and future logistics professionals. Guaranteed to enhance their work-life.

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Scope integrates CONTPAQi for fluent workflow and secure exchange of fiscal data https://www.riege.com/us/press/releases/scope-integrates-contpaqi-for-fluent-workflow-and-secure-exchange-of-fiscal-data/ Wed, 27 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0200 Bennobo https://www.riege.com/us/press/releases/scope-integrates-contpaqi-for-fluent-workflow-and-secure-exchange-of-fiscal-data/ MEERBUSCH, Germany — November 21, 2017 — Mexican companies paying heed to their reputation have a preference for CONTPAQi Contabilidad, the widespread and highly valued accounting software in Mexico. Since German vendor Riege Software has established a branch in Mexico to provide its innovative Transport Management System, Scope, to Mexican forwarders, it was one of the first duties to develop a most accurate interface to facilitate the seamless connectivity between CONTPAQi Contabilidad and Scope.

The conception was to enable Mexican forwarders to fully exploit the potentials of Scope by sticking to an uninterrupted workflow, to benefit from the One-entry-of-data concept and, after all, to prevent costly errors. Using accounting information the CONTPAQi interface in Scope creates a simple file that, together with the CFDI XML files is imported into CONTPAQi Contabilidad and registers all of the incoming and outgoing invoices.

To ensure its use without complications right from the start, every possible barrier of language between the two systems had to be excluded. Therefore the integration was developed in close collaboration with the accounting department of WELLDEX Logistics, the first customer of Riege Software S.A. de C.V. in Mexico. This practice achieved the expected results. Scope communicates perfectly with CONTPAQi and allows the promised fluent workflow while simultaneously assures the immaculate accounting required by Mexican government's fiscal laws.

About CONTPAQi

With more than 33 years of experience in the development of solutions for accounting and (e) billing, CONTPAQi currently serves more than 900,000 companies in Mexico, making its accounting software the most widely used solution in the country. CONTPAQi is always a pioneer in trying to overcome the limits of its accounting software, and has become a leader in electronic invoicing. In addition, CONTPAQi is the only creator of business software that has acquired the PAC (Authorized Certification Provider), so it is an authorized provider officially recognized by SAT.

About Riege Software

Riege Software is a leading provider of smart software solutions and services for the cargo industry. Established 1985, the privately-owned company provides products and services to more than 350 customers worldwide with over 5,000 users in 24 countries. Headquartered in Germany, Riege maintains branches in Europe, Asia and the Americas.

The company's brand is Scope, a smart, innovative Transport Management System for Air Freight, Sea Freight and Customs. Built with effortless, functional features, Scope accelerates all processes and procedures. Since man is the most important link in the entire supply chain, Scope combines form with function and is designed for current and future logistics professionals. Guaranteed to enhance their work-life.

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SENATOR INTERNATIONAL counts on Scope by Riege for customs clearance https://www.riege.com/us/press/releases/senator-international-counts-on-scope-by-riege-for-customs-clearance/ Wed, 31 May 2017 08:00:00 +0200 Benjamin Riege https://www.riege.com/us/press/releases/senator-international-counts-on-scope-by-riege-for-customs-clearance/ MEERBUSCH, Germany — May 31, 2017 — Aiming to escalate its “First Class Strategy” SENATOR INTERNATIONAL was in search of a solution which would accelerate processes. In practice, the goal was defined as significant savings in time, and therefore money, within AES procedures.

Scope succeeded meeting all defined requirements. The decision at SENATOR INTERNATIONAL was taken accordingly. “The implementation of Scope for the ATLAS procedures proceeded without difficulty, the start was smooth. Our high expectations have been fulfilled,” says Berndt Lindenmayer, Managing Director at SENATOR INTERNATIONAL. Johannes Riege, Founder and Chairman of Riege Software paid his compliments: “Core of the implementation process was the seamless change over from the existing system to Scope. Scope is designed for procedures like this, and our teams are accordingly trained. The result tells the tale. I really wish to express my gratefulness to SENATOR INTERNATIONAL for the trust they placed in us.”

Core of the solution is a new customs interface developed exclusively for Scope and designed to communicate perfectly with third party systems, and permitted connection to all required processes. Herein, Scope uses one integrative data format which is able to map all supported customs procedures. This innovative All-in-One integration will be expanded step by step to all customs procedures that Scope serves and will serve in the future. Currently in Germany, the Netherlands, Switzerland and the US.

Concurrently, operators at SENATOR INTERNATIONAL were convinced by the clearly arranged and easy to comprehend desktop which separates Scope from other systems at first glance, while designed to enhance the worklife of users.

Since February 2017, SENATOR INTERNATIONAL generates up to 20,000 declarations from 300 work stations at 12 branches, saving several hours of time particularly on consol shipments at weekends.

About SENATOR INTERNATIONAL

SENATOR INTERNATIONAL is primarily specialized in international freight, shipping and logistics. The company's main focus is on air and sea freight, as well as logistics, packaging and customs services. With all the advantages of a mid-sized enterprise, SENATOR INTERNATIONAL comprises of a network of own offices as well as long-term reliable partners at over 250 locations worldwide.

Since its foundation in 1984 SENATOR INTERNATIONAL reports continuous growth, based on their philosophy of “First Class Global Logistics" as a standard for all thinking and doing, put into practice by the engagement and ambition of “First Class Global Experts”. Next to skills and expertise, there is an undisputed focus on respect for the environment and responsibility for sustainability both of which are part of the “First Class Strategy” of SENATOR INTERNATIONAL.

About Riege Software

Riege Software is a leading provider of smart software solutions and services for the cargo industry. Established 1985, the privately-owned company provides products and services to more than 300 customers worldwide. Headquartered in Germany, Riege maintains branches in Europe, Asia and the Americas. 

 The company's brand is Scope, a smart, innovative Transport Management System for Air Freight, Sea Freight and Customs. Built with effortless, functional features, Scope accelerates all processes and procedures. Since man is the most important link in the entire supply chain, Scope combines form with function and is designed for current and future logistics professionals. Guaranteed to enhance their work-life.

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Welldex Logistics signs contract for Transport Management System made in Germany https://www.riege.com/us/press/releases/welldex-logistics-signs-contract-for-transport-management-system-made-in-germany/ Tue, 09 May 2017 07:00:00 +0200 Bennobo https://www.riege.com/us/press/releases/welldex-logistics-signs-contract-for-transport-management-system-made-in-germany/ MEERBUSCH, Germany — May 9, 2017 — Just 2 months after opening their Mexico office, Riege Software wins Welldex Logistics who will use Scope, the smart Transport Management System.

In their own words, the Veracruz based freight forwarder made the decision to go with Scope and propel their business to the next level, taking advantage of all the benefits of a cloud based (SaaS) software system and the numerous integrations Riege is developing according to Mexican law and business requirements:

  • Mexican Tax logic is already implemented. Welldex Logistics is ready to invoice directly out of Scope.
  • The implementation of daily automatic download of exchange rates to Mexican Peso from the Banco de México is finished.
  • The integration of the popular Mexican accounting system CONTPAQi will be running with Scope 9.2 which ships in June this year.
  • The development of a feature to validate Mexican tax IDs (RFC) is in progress.
  • Connection to Mexican SAT (Servicio de Administración Tributaria) to register AMS filings is under evaluation.

A customs broker by origin with 11 offices in Mexico, 2 in the USA and more than 90 years in the market, Welldex Logistics has recently branched out into freight forwarding. Starting off with about 15 Scope users, Welldex Logistics expects to expand its freight forwarding business rapidly. “Compounding our local and global know-how with a smart software made in Germany will be a solid foundation to conquer the market,” says Enrique Hinojosa Herrera, Business Development Manager at Welldex Logistics.

Providing first class services with a passionate team and a smart tool will drive Welldex Logistics to its goals. Supported by a no less passionate Riege team in Mexico. Niels Schellingerhout, Head of Business Development Mexico bei Riege Software faces the challenge: “A contract is only the beginning. Now it's time to get our hands dirty and provide a smooth and seamless implementation to enable operations as fast as Scope itself.”

At Riege Mexiko, Mr. Schellingerhout provides personal contact for customers and prospects in Mexico, his colleague Javier De Velasco Oriol, provides the local support. Based in Santiago de Querétaro, in the heart of Mexico, they will assure all the quality services Riege Software stands for worldwide.

About Welldex Logistics

As a leading provider of logistics services, Welldex Logistics efficiently supports the international trade business with competitive prices. They deliver excellent, timely and reliable services, focusing on the total satisfaction of customers' needs.

Deep-rooted in Mexico, it is the company's aim to continue to be recognized as a productive, respectable, honest, solid and safe entity that promotes economic and social development of both the community and country.

About Riege Software

Riege Software is a leading provider of smart software solutions and services for the cargo industry. Established 1985, the privately-owned company provides products and services to more than 300 customers worldwide. Headquartered in Germany, Riege maintains branches in Europe, Asia and the Americas.

The company's brand is Scope, a smart, innovative Transport Management System for Air Freight, Sea Freight and Customs. Built with effortless, functional features, Scope accelerates all processes and procedures. Since man is the most important link in the entire supply chain, Scope combines form with function and is designed for current and future logistics professionals. Guaranteed to enhance their work-life.

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Riege presents new highlights at transport logistic 2017 https://www.riege.com/us/press/releases/riege-presents-new-highlights-at-transport-logistic-2017/ Tue, 09 May 2017 07:00:00 +0200 Bennobo https://www.riege.com/us/press/releases/riege-presents-new-highlights-at-transport-logistic-2017/ MEERBUSCH, Germany — May 9, 2017 — At the transport logistic fair 2017 in Munich Riege stakes its claim as leading provider of innovative software and services for freight forwarders, handling agents and airlines.

One and only. Riege unifies customs in a One-for-All Integration.

While other providers acquire companies to meet the demands of their customers, Riege takes the innovative path and develops customs solutions inhouse. The Scope One-for-All integration unifies the customs procedures of all countries where Scope is operational or will become operational in the future. Currently, this applies to Germany, the Netherlands, Switzerland and the USA.  But Scopes integration abilities do not end there, the Scope customs platform can additionally, seamlessly integrate with the TMS systems of third party providers.

Contract work. Riege develops Order Management System.

Commissioned by Berkman Forwarding based in the Netherlands, Riege was required to automate the booking procedures between the forwarder's headquarters in Rotterdam-Barendrecht and subsidiaries in China, Vietnam and India as well as agents in South-East Asia.  Berkman is now able to process all operations seamlessly out of Scope.

Evolution No. 9. Riege announces go-live of Scope 9.2.

A few days after transport logistic ends, the new Scope 9.2 release will go live. This is the 2nd major release in 2017, on schedule for Riege to meet its promise of 4 major releases per year. As always, users look forward to new functions and improvements designated to simplify procedures within their daily routine.

Better data, lower cost. Riege strengthens Airline Messaging.

Scope can communicate with all existing Cargo Community Systems. Consequently, Riege has evolved innovative ways for airline  messaging to extend its business areas. The greatest advantage for prospective airline partners is significantly higher data quality accompanied by lower cost.

America part two. Riege goes to Mexico.

With a successfully established subsidiary in the USA, Riege is expanding in the Americas and has now entered the Mexican market. Only 2 months after opening an office in Santiago de Querétaro in the heart of Mexico, Riege announces the first customer, Welldex Logistics, the freight forwarding branch of the Mexican customs broker with 11 subsidiaries in Mexico and 2 in the USA.

Party part two. Wednesday, May 10, 2017 from 6:00 pm.

As a follow-up to the successful 30th anniversary party in 2015, Riege offers invitations to an after-work-party in 2017. A perfect opportunity to meet colleagues and network with cool drinks and delicious snacks.

About Riege Software

Riege Software International is a leading provider of smart software solutions and services for the cargo industry. Established 1985, the privately-owned company provides products and services to more than 300 customers worldwide. Headquartered in Germany, Riege maintains branches in Europe, Asia and North America.

The company's brand is Scope, a smart, innovative Transport Management System for Air Freight, Ocean Freight, Customs and Handling. Built with effortless, functional features, Scope accelerates all processes and procedures. Since man is the most important link in the entire supply chain, Scope combines form with function and is designed for current and future logistics professionals. Guaranteed to enhance their work-life.

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With Scope 8.4 Riege banks on self-determination and alternative automation https://www.riege.com/us/press/releases/with-scope-8-4-riege-banks-on-self-determination-and-alternative-automation/ Tue, 06 Sep 2016 13:43:00 +0200 Carsten Strong https://www.riege.com/us/press/releases/with-scope-8-4-riege-banks-on-self-determination-and-alternative-automation/ MEERBUSCH, Germany — September 6, 2016 — Scope by Riege Software International is the innovative software for Air, Ocean, Customs and Handling. With immediate effect, version 8.4 is available with a multitude of distinguished additions and improvements. As always, center stage is taken by new top features.

Star attractions in Scope 8.4 enable users to set important parameters for themselves by adding new filters and making use of additional options. Conversly, manual import functions have been enhanced with new or improved automated alternatives.

User administration of airline products

Service offers by airlines often include numerous products which are neither needed nor used in day-to-day practice. Automated import of airline products provides every possible service. The user is then presented with a myriad of unclear options, resulting in confusion and wasted time.

By implementing manual pre-selection, the user is can choose precisely which products will be used on a daily basis. These products are then readily available to all users during shipment creation via mouse click or drag-and-drop.

Improvement of shipment overview

New Intelligent filter functions expand the range of possible shipment searches, offering precise overview and analytics of shipments based on weights and volumes.

Import of ZIP-zones for ZIP- plans

Zip-zones can be used as a calculation factor when defining tariffs. The standard manual entry of zip zones is upgraded with automated import of zip zones. Entire zip zone spreadsheets can be imported and assigned to user-defined zip-plans, saving time and ensuring accuracy.

Additional top features in Scope 8.4



A note function enables information and instructions to be transmitted to another user when handing over shipments. AWB prints can be selected before editing and sharing with third parties. The overview “Open Balance & credit limit” is now available as a self-contained appliance. Import can be carried out manually or via interface. Any errors generated while importing data are clearly displayed.

Christian Riege, commenting on the new release, “With these new top features we succeeded in making Scope even smarter. We consciously focused on two aspects: user controlled configuration of individual requirements or preferences, and automation of input to reduce failure. Both are designed to speed up activities and simplify day-to-day business”. Christian further noted, “ Once again we did justice to our claim of making working processes more efficient and work life appreciably easier.”

About Riege Software International

Riege Software International is a leading provider of smart software solutions and services for the cargo industry. Established 1985, the privately-owned company provides products and services to more than 300  customers worldwide. Headquartered in Germany, Riege maintains branches in Europe, Asia and North America.

The company’s brand is Scope, a smart, innovative Transport Management System for Air Freight, Ocean Freight, Customs and Handling. Built with effortless, functional features, Scope accelerates all processes and procedures. Since man is the most important link in the entire supply chain, Scope combines form with function and is designed for current and future logistics professionals. Guaranteed to enhance their work-life.

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Missing sea freight tracking data successfully circumnavigated https://www.riege.com/us/press/releases/missing-sea-freight-tracking-data-successfully-circumnavigated/ Fri, 12 Aug 2016 07:00:00 +0200 Benjamin Riege https://www.riege.com/us/press/releases/missing-sea-freight-tracking-data-successfully-circumnavigated/ For a long time missing tracking data meant that sea freight shipments effectively disappeared for a week or two once the vessel departed origin port. This radio silence was particularly acute from the importers point of view since it limited reliable planning due to the complete uncertainty about the true position of the freight. Managing the seafreight supply chain has never been smooth and efficient due to this gulf of uncertainty.

Recent cooperation between Riege Software International and Ocean Insights enables Scope, Riege’s innovative Software for logistics, to put an end to missing sea freight tracking events.

Ocean Insights collects shipment tracking data from Ocean carriers and other systems, and this enables them to provide accurate tracking data for shipments.

An interface from Scope now connects to the Ocean Insights container tracking system. This delivers shipment tracking data which import agents may not be able to get from the export agent.

Delays in the ETA, vessel changes and non-notified detentions due to missing information have always been imponderables that have prevented determining the exact status of a shipment, and these are now eliminated. Identification of events by accurate real-time information enables process participants to take action immediately. But even trouble-free transits can be handled more efficiently because reliable pre-arrival-messages confirm conditions to trigger and complete milestones in good time.

Looked at in this light, the docking of Scope in Ocean Insights is also a milestone, optimizing sea freight supply chain management. In future, Scope users plugged in to Ocean Insights will elegantly circumnavigate missing tracking data and deliver reliable planning for sea freight.

About Ocean Insights

Ocean Insights was founded in Hong Kong in 2012. With offices in India and Germany, the Ocean Insights Team is today operating on global scale, providing data and intelligence for the logistics industry to improve visibility and transparency in ocean freight.

Ocean Insights combines container liner schedules and carriers’ container tracking information with neutral AIS vessel tracking data, allowing customers to plan and monitor operations on a level never experienced before.

About Riege Software International

Riege Software International is a leading provider of smart software solutions for the cargo industry. Established 1985, the family-owned company provides products and services to more than 300 customers worldwide. Riege employs over 80 staff at headquarters in Germany and branches in Europe, Asia and North America.

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C.H. Robinson speeds up customs clearing in The Netherlands and Germany with Scope https://www.riege.com/us/press/releases/c-h-robinson-speeds-up-customs-clearing-in-the-netherlands-and-germany-with-scope/ Mon, 02 May 2016 18:23:00 +0200 Benjamin Riege https://www.riege.com/us/press/releases/c-h-robinson-speeds-up-customs-clearing-in-the-netherlands-and-germany-with-scope/ MEERBUSCH, Germany — May 2, 2016 — In order to optimize their European activities, mainly by simplifying and accelerating processes in Germany and The Netherlands, C.H. Robinson began looking for a smarter and stronger software solution for their customs clearance operations. The final decision to choose Scope from Riege was the result of a strict selection process. This effort finally determined Scope was the most convincing and appropriate solution because the rapidly growing company needed a time-saving and highly efficient software product “and that is what we found with Scope from Riege” said Bob van Leeuwen, Customs Manager at C.H. Robinson Europe.

In September 2015, it was decided to implement Scope in both Amsterdam and Rotterdam in the Netherlands. After final implementation, including some additional modifications, users were able to execute very efficient operations with significant time savings. Literally, Bob said: “I want to thank you for the smooth transition to your Scope customs module. Talking to the users, I didn’t hear any negative feedback. Most common comment is the friendly layout and excellent speed. Perfect job done.”

Subsequent to this very smooth start, C.H. Robinson decided to accelerate the launch in Germany to February 1st, 2016. Both the Riege and C.H. Robinson project teams managed the migration of all relevant data and scheduled training plans for employees. As of February 2016, 113 C.H. Robinson staff in the Netherlands and in Germany handle their customs processes with Scope. In The Netherlands, 27 users in 2 branches utilize Scope AGS-import, Scope AGS-export, Scope NCTS and Scope NL PD. In Germany, 86 users in 5 branches handle their customs duties with Scope ATLAS Einfuhr, Scope ATLAS AES and Scope ATLAS NCTS. Consequently, only three weeks after the successful live date, the German harbor connection for Bremen was also added.

Savings are a rule – and with Scope, an inevitable result. C.H. Robinson now have a single smart software solution for The Netherlands and Germany and the high efficiency of Scope substantially benefits and supports their growing business operation in terms of both money and time saving.

The focus for the near future is C.H. Robinson’s air freight customs clearance in Germany, and in particular the huge Chicago consolidations with up to 10 – 12 LDP and UDP. There is a clear recognition that the customs process for these large movements need significantly smarter handling to allow smoother, more lucrative operations. The team of experts assembled for the project estimate that savings of about 6 hours per week are realistic – just for the Chicago operations. Initial meetings have been conducted with Tim Bräuder, Gateway Manager Frankfurt, and Peter Wachsmuth, Export Manager of C.H. Robinson Worldwide. A test phase is scheduled. We are ready for take-off.

About C.H. Robinson

Founded in 1905, C.H. Robinson is one of the world’s largest third party logistics (3PL) providers, with 13.159 employees and 2015 gross revenues of $13.5 billion. The company provides freight transportation and logistics, outsource solutions, produce sourcing and information services to 110,000 customers through a network of offices in North America, South America, Europe, and Asia. C.H. Robinson has contractual relationships with 68,000 transportation providers worldwide, including contract motor carriers, railroads, air freight carriers, and ocean carriers.

About Riege Software International

Riege Software International is a leading provider of smart software solutions for the cargo industry. Established 1985, the family-owned company provides products and services to more than 300 customers worldwide. Riege employs over 80 staff at headquarters in Germany and branches in Europe, Asia and North America.

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Lacunae of Logistics https://www.riege.com/us/press/releases/lacunae-of-logistics/ Tue, 05 May 2015 14:57:00 +0200 Benjamin Riege https://www.riege.com/us/press/releases/lacunae-of-logistics/ MEERBUSCH, Germany — May 5, 2015 — Based in Düsseldorf, Germany, the Institut für Zeitgenossenschaft (institut for coevalship) – IFZ – is an independent, scientific and artistic institution selflessly committed to the detection and evaluation of socially relevant phenomena beyond commonly established social sciences. Thus, the institute’s latest research project is dedicated to The 100 Most important Things. What is important? And why? Which things are designated to enable life as we do experience it day by day? Which things in life are important, anyway? Above all: Are those things one stores at home really that important?

By publishing the book of The 100 Most Important Things, the IFZ has created a serious scientific skit, presenting 100 photographs with 100 additional analytic copies of the last of the material sooths – surprising, convincing und easily to be understood even by laymen.

As an institution not only interested in things but to a great extent also in all the handling processes involved, the Institut für Zeitgenossenschaft has decided to explore the distances the most important things have to globally cover before they reach their final destination.

Therefore, the institut is highly interested in the lacunae of logistics, the few empty spaces – namely those six inches of unrealised shipping space inside a container.

In close cooperation with Riege Software International, the IFZ will ship The 100 Most important Things – 100 exhibits, framed, packed and wrapped separately, stored in the fractional lacunae of containers and shipped around the world. Employing the empty spaces as unconventional, invisible exhibition rooms, the institut wants to indicate the logic of logistics – including the enterprises and individuals involved in each and every logistics process.

The 100 Most important Things shall be recognised as the first worldwide travelling logistics exhibition. Though in step one, the exhibits will not be presented to a wider audience. The special effect of this undertaking will be the documentation of this event in terms of films and photographs taken during the entire supply chain. Our target is to make the invisible world of logistics visible to the rest of the world – thus enabling “access” to goods, freight, devices and things in order to provide a new understanding of logistics while creating a hype by inventive context and spectacular public activities.


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30 Years Of Human At The Heart Of The Mind https://www.riege.com/us/press/releases/30-years-of-human-at-the-heart-of-the-mind/ Thu, 02 Apr 2015 00:00:00 +0200 Benjamin Riege https://www.riege.com/us/press/releases/30-years-of-human-at-the-heart-of-the-mind/ MEERBUSCH, Germany — April 02, 2015 — Albert Einstein delivered the insight “Time is, what is indicated by your watch”. 30 years may be a large span of time for the thinker but just a wink for the doer. This incite was insight delivered by Johannes Riege, founder and CEO of Riege Software International, for however speedily he delivered over the last 30 years, he felt it was never fast enough. “A feeling our customers sometimes shared with us”, he adds with an impish smile.

Punching out the formative code of the world’s earliest of freight software, Johannes succeeded in convincing his first customers to adopt his system in 1985. This outstanding TMS called Procars grew mightily and within 20 years served over 15.000 users worldwide. Thus, time spun away – relatively speaking. And yet, he always remained true to himself: first man, then machine. That’s why Riege never worked saying “All’s well that ends well” but stayed true to his motto “Good from the outset and good for all assures the future”. Well, the future is here – and it arrived fast enough.

In the mid 90’s, Christian Riege, future head of development, joined the company and began development of a future-oriented, future-proof successor to Procars, supported by 80 highly ambitious staff.

It was in the year 2006, when Scope – claiming the unique proposition “Innovation in Logistics” – at last reached marketability and in short order became acknowledged as a leading and outstanding software solution for the cargo industry. A success, Christian shares with his two brothers, Tobias and Benjamin, who joined the company almost simultaneously. While Tobias became COO, Benjamin took over the marketing department, both working hand in hand to further the product and brand as well as the company itself. Qualitative foundations had been laid.

The outstanding scope of Scope is not simply serving the industry’s standards for managing logistic processes but to optimize them by automation, communication and integration of all necessary processes. With four paramount goals in mind: to unburden the daily work of users, to simplify collaboration, to drive e-freight, to increase profitability.

30 years of Riege Software International. 30 years of Innovative Thinking. With human at the heart of the mind. More than one good reason to celebrate and focus on the imminent future. And, as we have learned, future will arrive fast enough.

About Riege Software International

Riege Software International is a leading provider of smart software solutions for the cargo industry. Established 1985, the family-owned company provides products and services to more than 300 customers worldwide. Riege employs over 80 staff at headquarters in Germany and branches in Europe, Asia and North America.

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Innovation in Logistics – Q4 connects 8! https://www.riege.com/us/press/releases/innovation-in-logistics-q4-connects-8/ Thu, 15 Jan 2015 00:00:00 +0100 Benjamin Riege https://www.riege.com/us/press/releases/innovation-in-logistics-q4-connects-8/ MEERBUSCH, Germany — January 15, 2015 — Remarkably successful end-of-quarter closing for Riege Software International. With eight new customers connected to Scope in Q4 2014, the company’s aims have been accomplished, providing what the industry requires most: Innovation in Logistics to assure profitable future growth.

Likewise remarkable, the new customers are recognized to be amongst the most important players at their company’s location in the US, Netherlands, Mexico and Germany. Namely American Export Lines (with customs module US AES), Cargo Modules LLC, Lift Freight Services, Moving Forward International, Pfister Logistik, United Logistics Services, Westar and Zufall. Final decisions have predominantly based on one of the most convincing facets within Scope – the One-Data-Entry principle to enable entire shipment handling from initial quotation to final billing – including paperless communication, exchange of data and e-invoicing.

Within Scope, e-freight is implemented by default. As a key result, customers significantly save time as well as reduce operational cost, two essential aspects in a highly competitive market.

For Riege Software International, the success of Q4 constitutes ideal conditions for an even-handedly successful year 2015. “Innovation in Logistics” – with Scope, future may come.

About Riege Software International

Riege Software International is a leading provider of smart software solutions for the cargo industry. Established 1985, the family-owned company provides products and services to more than 300 customers worldwide. Riege employs over 80 staff at headquarters in Germany and branches in Europe, Asia and North America.

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Streck Transport implements logistics software from Riege https://www.riege.com/us/press/releases/streck-transport-implements-logistics-software-from-riege/ Tue, 22 Jul 2014 00:00:00 +0200 Benjamin Riege https://www.riege.com/us/press/releases/streck-transport-implements-logistics-software-from-riege/ MEERBUSCH, Germany — July 22, 2014 — The transport and logistics company Streck Transport has introduced the logistics software “Scope” from Riege Software International in all 11 of its air freight subsidiaries in Germany and Switzerland. Streck Transport used the previous solution from Scope, called Procars, for many years. The rollout phase, which lasted around 3 years, was concluded in spring 2014 with the implementation of the software at the Swiss locations Möhlin and Zurich.

Streck Transport primarily uses the air freight and ocean freight modules of Scope as well as Scope ATLAS, which handles customs formalities. These modules have significantly increased the productivity and efficiency of the 120 Streck users. These benefits have been realized because the system includes numerous intelligent functions, such as links to standard software like Microsoft Office. This means e-mails, for example, can be sent directly from Scope. The software also supports users with the entry of context-dependent information. What’s more, all information, documents, processes and even photos related to an order are linked and then made visible to the user immediately. Scope simplifies communication within the Streck subsidiary network, and all information is available to all users within a central database, based on defined access levels.

Riege also implemented some individual requirements of Streck Transport and programmed them in Scope. As a result of this, work processes are simplified with the help of the freight software and the visualization of data relationships has been improved for the users. Individual interfaces, such as to ERP systems or for accounting and invoicing systems of customers and partners, were also developed specifically by Riege. These interfaces ensure trouble-free data transfers.

Thanks to Scope, employees at Streck Transport can now work more efficiently and securely with regard to the new air safety regulations of the LBA (Luftfahrt Bundesamt), which were introduced in 2013. In close cooperation with Streck Transport, Riege integrated an automated query function for the RA/KC database into the software, which covers the entire transport chain.

Božo Čičak, CIO of the Streck Transport Group, draws a very positive conclusion of the overall migration to the new software: “Thanks to the new functionalities in Scope, we have been able to optimize our internal processes. Our improved data quality as well as automation have enabled us to improve the efficiency of order processing. We are using the high level of transparency and improved connectivity of the system to improve our performance for customers. The overall implementation ran smoothly at all 11 locations, and this clearly highlights the quality of the application and the close cooperation we experienced within the joint project team.”

Tobias Riege, Managing Director of Riege Software International, emphasized the participation of Streck Transport during the further development of the software: “Together with the IT and air freight specialists at Streck Transport, we received valuable input during numerous workshops for improving Scope, especially with regard to the automation of work processes. The expertise of these practitioners flowed into the software and improved its performance even further.”

Streck Transport has also been using the Scheduling module of Scope for land-based transports since 2013. During the course of 2014, Streck will migrate to the new Scope Web Tracking System with the help of Riege. Thanks to this system, all partners of Streck (customers, suppliers, agencies) will receive information on their shipments – such as shipment data and status events – via an intuitive Web interface. This means additional important areas will also be integrated into the overall system.

About Streck Transport

Streck Transport was founded in 1964 in Lörrach by Karl Streck. Streck Transport currently has 1200 employees in 19 subsidiaries in Germany and Switzerland, generating an annual turnover of 220 million euros. Streck Transport is a founding member of the logistics networks System Alliance and System Alliance Europe and also a member of the International Air Transport Association (IATA).

About Riege Software International

Riege Software International is a leading provider of smart software solutions for freight and logistics. Established for more than 25 years, the family-owned company has more than 80 staff with headquarters in Germany and branches in Europe, Asia and North America. Riege delivers products and services to more than 300 customers including Dachser, DB Schenker, Fast Forward Freight, General Transport, Jet-Speed, Kerry Logistics, Logwin, Pan Asia Logistics, SDV Geis, UTi and Zufall.

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Riege Implements WIN Platform into Scope https://www.riege.com/us/press/releases/riege-implements-win-platform-into-scope/ Thu, 21 Mar 2013 00:00:00 +0100 Benjamin Riege https://www.riege.com/us/press/releases/riege-implements-win-platform-into-scope/ MEERBUSCH, Germany — March 21, 2013 — Riege Software International has successfully implemented the integration of the WIN platform (Worldwide Information Network) into Scope – Riege’s flagship product for air and ocean freight forwarding as well as customs applications. WIN is a common platform for the logistics industry, designed specifically to facilitate electronic communication of shipment data and documentation.

The integration with WIN will produce significant improvements in efficiency and cost-savings for forwarders and agents and it provides a perfect platform for e-Commerce and paperless transfer of documents. No matter which software the partner is using, by integrating with WIN, Scope creates a seamless connection and data exchange.

“Riege now has the most comprehensive interface with WIN and we will work hard to deliver the value together”, said John DeBenedette, WIN’s Managing Director.

Fast Forward Freight, one of the world’s leading independent freight forwarders with headquarters in the Netherlands and branch offices in Belgium, Germany and Nigeria, is the pilot customer for Scope’s implementation of the WIN platform.

“We have been long-term partners of Riege and we appreciate their innovative attitude”, said Robert van Breugel, Fast Forward Freight’s Financial Director. “That’s why we are happy to be a pilot customer for Scope with WIN integrated. As it coincides perfectly with our ambitions to fully incorporate e-freight, which aims to speed up throughput times, improve reliability and planning. Ultimately the project should reduce costs within the transport chain. Already today we see very promising results.”

Johannes Riege, CEO and Founder of Riege, is convinced that Scope and WIN will provide forwarders with capabilities that even some multinationals struggle to match. Therefore he is very pleased to work with WIN and Fast Forward Freight: “I am excited by the potential of this partnership and the excellent results already seen in the pilot project with WIN and Fast Forward Freight. It is very important for our products and services to work closely with the industry leaders”, he says.

The new feature is available in Scope 5.0, which was introduced into service by Riege shortly before the anual WCA Family Week conference in Bangkok, where Riege attended for the first time as an exhibitor.

About Worldwide Information Network

WIN provides the world’s only cloud-based fully integrated e-connectivity platform for the global independent freight forwarding community. Developed specifically to connect SME forwarders across the supply chain, WIN has concluded full testing and is currently being adopted by freight forwarding companies around the globe.

With no software or hardware required, WIN can be rapidly integrated with third party or in-house IT or cargo management systems with the assistance of the dedicated team of WIN customer service experts.

WIN is headquartered in Bangkok, Thailand and operates customer services offices in Asia, Europe, Africa and North America.

For further information please see: www.winwebconnect.com

About Fast Forward Freight

Fast Forward Freight provides global freight forwarding, warehousing and supply chain solutions to over 5000 customers worldwide. Founded in 1995 it remains today one of the largest privately owned, independent freight forwarders, within the European theater. The “Fast24x7” aviation and special projects division is considered among the leading time-critical solution providers.

About Riege Software International

Riege Software International is a leading provider of smart software solutions for freight and logistics. Established for more than 25 years, the family-owned company has more than 80 staff with headquarters in Germany and branches in Europe, Asia, North America and Australia. Riege delivers products and services to more than 300 customers including Dachser, DB Schenker, Fast Forward Freight, General Transport, Jet-Speed, Kerry Logistics, Logwin, Pan Asia Logistics, SDV Geis, UTi and Zufall.

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Riege Receives iF Communication Design Award 2013 https://www.riege.com/us/press/releases/riege-receives-if-communication-design-award-2013/ Thu, 24 Jan 2013 00:00:00 +0100 Benjamin Riege https://www.riege.com/us/press/releases/riege-receives-if-communication-design-award-2013/ Meerbusch, January 24, 2013 — The corporate design of Riege Software International has been awarded the iF Communication Design Award 2013. This may well be the first time that the public relations efforts of a logistics software provider have received this renowned prize. The iF Communication Design Award is one of the most significant international awards for excellence in communications design and is presented annually.

This corporate design, developed by Hamburg-based agency Weissraum Design in partnership with Riege, was recognized in the discipline Communication Design and the category Crossmedia. Weissraum and Riege have created a new, clear, condensed view of freight and logistics. Bits, bytes, and pixels, the tools of software developers, have been styled into virtual 3D worlds.

These succinctly fashioned environments, which often present the employees of Riege, show how easy freight handling has become with the aid of state-of-the-art software. From the logo to the website to brochures and advertisements, through to the graphical user interface of Scope, Riege’s transport management system, the new design addresses all methods of communication and all applications.

“We are very proud that Weissraum has received the iF Communication Award 2013 for Riege’s new corporate design”, explained Benjamin Riege, Marketing Director of the family-owned business. “Our goal was to achieve a high level of succinctness, user-friendliness and ergonomic quality and combine these with the factors that define us – our innovation, our approachability and our level of service.”

All specifications and elements such as the definition of the logos, the typography, and the color or 3D environments are documented in an extensive style guide. The process of development of the various elements took around three years.

The iF Design Awards have been presented each year since 1953. These renowned awards in the three disciplines of products, communications, and packaging are used by their recipients, including global corporations, medium-sized companies, agencies, and design offices, to market their products and services. For the 2013 iF Design Awards, 49 international experts discussed 4,352 entries from 1,920 entrants in 51 countries. In the discipline of communications, a total of 1,086 entries were submitted, with 346 being awarded the iF label and a further 20 being presented with the iF Gold Award.

About Riege Software International

Riege Software International is a leading provider of modern logistics software for air freight, sea freight and customs. Established for more than 25 years, the family-owned company has more than 80 staff with headquarters in Germany and branches in Europe, Asia, North America and Australia. Riege delivers products and services to more than 300 customers including Dachser, DB Schenker, Fast Forward Freight, General Transport, Jet-Speed, Kerry Logistics, Logwin, Pan Asia Logistics, SDV Geis, UTi and Zufall.

About Weissraum Design

Weissraum represents emphasis through omission – visual communication with the direct message that every brand, every company has something unique, something unmistakable.

Since 1995, the Hamburg-based agency has made a name for itself as a ‘tailor’ of unusual corporate design solutions.

Its list of clients ranges from the gastronomy sector (Tim Mälzer, Bullerei Restaurant, Curry Queen – fast food chain, Der Blaue Hummer Catering, Hausmann’s Restaurant, Hoch III – Cafe. Bar. Club) to entertainment (ARD, ZDF, Universal, Sony Music, Splendit/Videociety, Karl Bartos – Ex-Kraftwerk, Nina Hagen, Yello) to technical services and industrial applications (Rosenthal Porzellan, Brooks Sports Inc., Sennheiser Electronic, Riege Software International).

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transport logistic China and transfairlog: Riege presents new features in Scope 4.2 https://www.riege.com/us/press/releases/transport-logistic-china-and-transfairlog-riege-presents-new-features-in-scope-4-2/ Mon, 04 Jun 2012 11:21:00 +0200 Benjamin Riege https://www.riege.com/us/press/releases/transport-logistic-china-and-transfairlog-riege-presents-new-features-in-scope-4-2/ MEERBUSCH, Germany — June 4, 2012 — Meerbusch-based Riege Software International GmbH will attend two trade shows in June 2012 to unveil the latest release of Scope®, which is Riege’s transport management system for air and sea freight and customs clearance.

The family-run company will be at transport logistic China from 5 to 7 June in the German Pavilion of the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology where they will have a 20 square meter stand. Riege Software International has attended the exhibition every year since 2006.

For the fifth time, transport logistic China will be staged at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre. It is widely regarded as Asia’s most influential trade show for logistics, telematics and transport. Munich-based organiser Messe München has reported further growth in visitor and exhibitor numbers: more than 480 companies (440 in 2010) from 42 countries have now signed up to for an area of 22,000 square metres (2010: 15.000 m²). At the same time, Air Cargo China will be held as Asia’s top air freight trade show as part of the larger exhibition. With 70 exhibitors (2010: 61) and 30 per cent more exhibition space, this event is also reporting gains. Riege Software International will be represented by company founder and Chairman Johannes Riege and Patrick Ling, Managing Director Asia Pacific.

The new logistics show transfairlog will open its gates from 12 to 14 June 2012. Geared to business in north and north-east Europe, this year’s slogan for the fair is “New Ways For New Challenges”. Specifically, the exhibition in Hamburg will focus on logistics chains, the traffic they handle, service providers and component suppliers. Riege Software International will also be taking advantage of the new venue as a co-exhibitor with ths air cargo services in Hall A4, Stand 454. Johannes Riege will be greeting visitors to the stand.

At both shows, Riege will present the features and changes in Release 4.2 of its transport management system Scope. The transport management system, which is aimed specifically at handling and managing air and sea freight and customs clearance, stands out with its intelligent user interface and intuitive operability. Scope is used by leading transport and logistics companies and carriers around the globe. The system comes in many different language versions and country-specific modules for customs clearance.

Among the new developments in Release 4.2 are numerous expansions to order tracking. Templates are now available to define types of deliveries and points are automatically tracked through the delivery process. The shipment monitor now displays a list of all tracked deliveries.

There is also a new filter function that employees can set up with their own settings and filters. A great many predefined filter criteria are included ready for use.

With the new Scope release, service providers with a branch organisation can now set up products for sale or service levels individually per country or branch. The applied rate is automatically used by Scope in the billing process.

Other changes include simplified processing of customs formalities for air and sea freight. As a result of these innovations, Scope is now even more user-friendly and powerful. Riege Software International is continually investing in the development of its transport management system Scope. The new functions will be provided to users free of charge.

About Riege Software International

Riege Software International, based in Meerbusch, near Düsseldorf, Germany is one of the leading providers of comprehensive software solutions for air and sea freight forwarding and customs applications. With some 80 staff, more than 300 clients and branches in Europe, Asia, North America and Australia, the family-owned company has been a trusted partner of forwarders, carriers and manufacturing businesses for the last 25 years. The list of long-term users of Riege’s software solutions includes Dachser, DB Schenker, Jet-Speed, Kerry Logistics, Logwin, Pan Asia Logistics, SDV Geis, UTi and Zufall.

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Riege Simplifies Cloud Computing With New WebSocket Protocol https://www.riege.com/us/press/releases/riege-simplifies-cloud-computing-with-new-websocket-protocol/ Mon, 07 May 2012 11:23:00 +0200 Benjamin Riege https://www.riege.com/us/press/releases/riege-simplifies-cloud-computing-with-new-websocket-protocol/ Meerbusch, May 7, 2012 — With the current version 4.0 of Scope®, Riege Software International has once again simplified cloud computing for its customers. The newly-developed transport management system for air and ocean freight management and customs applications now supports the WebSocket protocol. The HTTP (Hypertext Transfer Protocol)-based network protocol was introduced in December 2011 as an open standard to create continuous, bidirectional links between web applications such as Scope and WebSocket or application servers. Riege Software International’s Scope solution is the first of a new generation of applications that operate using this new standard. The WebSocket protocol is considered to be the future standard for client-server communication.

The transportation management system previously used a proprietary protocol for communication between client and server but Riege replaced this with the WebSocket protocol, which allows communication via a single standard TCP port instead of the multiple ports previously required.

Johannes Riege, Managing Director of Riege Software International, sees the development as an important milestone for Scope, for which there are now many language versions and country-specific modules and functions. “The future belongs to software from the cloud. More and more of our customers are benefiting from the advantages, such as less maintenance and lower costs as well as greater security. With 4.0 Scope and the elimination of VPN connections, things are now even easier.”

The previous protocol required the creation of a network connection to one of Riege Software International’s three data centers. This meant an additional workload for the user which can now be eliminated. Moreover, no additional software or hardware is needed, which reduces the internal IT workload significantly.

With Scope version 4.0, customers can use the software-as-a-service (SaaS) solution directly via an encrypted internet connection. The new WebSocket protocol enables a continuous connection between client and server. In addition, firewalls installed by customers do not have to be configured separately in order to enable access to other SSL-enabled websites, such as online banking.

Among the users of Scope as a SaaS solution is the German-Singaporean freight forwarder Pan Asia Logistics. The company has introduced Scope “from the cloud” in all 40 branches. In April 2012 the switchover of the new headquarters of Pan Asia Logistics in Singapore followed. The software used by Pan Asia Logistics is administered centrally in the new Riege data center in Hong Kong.

About Riege Software International

Riege Software International, based in Meerbusch, near Düsseldorf, Germany is one of the leading providers of comprehensive software solutions for air and sea freight forwarding and customs applications. With some 80 staff, more than 300 clients and branches in Europe, Asia, North America and Australia, the family-owned company has been a trusted partner of forwarders, carriers and manufacturing businesses for the last 25 years. The list of long-term users of Riege’s software solutions includes Dachser, DB Schenker, Jet-Speed, Kerry Logistics, Logwin, Pan Asia Logistics, SDV Geis, UTi and Zufall.

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Riege Showcases Software Solutions at the CNS Partnership Conference 2012 https://www.riege.com/us/press/releases/riege-showcases-software-solutions-at-the-cns-partnership-conference-2012/ Fri, 27 Apr 2012 00:00:00 +0200 Benjamin Riege https://www.riege.com/us/press/releases/riege-showcases-software-solutions-at-the-cns-partnership-conference-2012/ Meerbusch, April 27, 2012 — The 22nd CNS Partnership Conference will take place from 6 to 8 May 2012 in Miami, USA. Riege Software International, an experienced supplier of comprehensive software solutions for air and sea freight management as well as customs, will be a sponsor of the event and present a stand showcasing their technology. The CNS Partnership Conference is seen as the most important annual event for the air freight industry in the USA. Every year about 500 top-level representatives from airlines, freight forwarders, shippers and service providers from the USA and worldwide take part.

This year the conference gathers under the slogan “Together Towards Tomorrow” and will focus in particular on the need for a common approach by the industry towards challenges such as quality management, e-commerce, security, environment, etc. The conference offers opportunities for an exchange of knowledge and experience in critical areas of the industry via numerous presentations, training events and networking sessions.

For more than 10 consecutive years, Riege Software International has taken part in the CNS conference which is a subsidiary of IATA (International Air Transport Association). This year the company is represented by three delegates. Alongside founder and owner Johannes Riege will be Tim Mitchell, Managing Director Americas, and Marketing Director Benjamin Riege will participate for the first time.

“CNS activities place particular emphasis on the implementation of their e-freight initiative. We support this initiative as a certified supplier and with our software we can make an important contribution to realizing e-freight. This is what we want to discuss with the participating experts,” said Johannes Riege, outlining his goals for the conference.

With its e-freight initiative IATA aims to introduce paperless air freight transport to all relevant routes by 2015. A major challenge is the electronic transmission of accompanying data and documents between all parties involved in the transport chain. Riege intensively supports the program and has been a certified Cargo 2000 partner for information technology since 2008.

Experts from the company will be demonstrating the current version of the innovative transport management system Scope and will be discussing with industry experts how the system can simplify the individual process steps for all involved parties.

About Riege Software International GmbH

Riege Software International, based in Meerbusch, near Düsseldorf, Germany is one of the leading providers of comprehensive software solutions for air and sea freight forwarding and customs applications. With some 80 staff, more than 300 clients and branches in Europe, Asia, North America and Australia, the family-owned company has been a trusted partner of forwarders, carriers and manufacturing businesses for the last 25 years. The list of long-term users of Riege’s software solutions includes Dachser, DB Schenker, Jet-Speed, Kerry Logistics, Logwin, Pan Asia Logistics, SDV Geis, UTi and Zufall.

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Riege Supports Implementation of Cargo 2000 at Iberia Cargo https://www.riege.com/us/press/releases/riege-supports-implementation-of-cargo-2000-at-iberia-cargo/ Thu, 12 Apr 2012 11:25:00 +0200 Benjamin Riege https://www.riege.com/us/press/releases/riege-supports-implementation-of-cargo-2000-at-iberia-cargo/ Riege Software International and the Spanish airline Iberia have set up transmission of shipment data as part of the IATA Cargo 2000 initiative. The airline selected DB Schenker and Riege as its pilot partners for the certification process. Both companies are already Cargo 2000-certified and active members of the Cargo 2000 initiative. In January 2012 Iberia Cargo announced that it has earned the Cargo 2000 certification.

Meerbusch, April 12, 2012 — Since 2009 Riege Software International has offered a web-based platform based on its Transport Management System Scope® which enables transport chain participants to plan, monitor and improve the quality of shipments in line with the Cargo 2000 initiative of IATA (International Air Transport Association). Riege’s software solution is Cargo 2000-certified.

As a Cargo 2000 member, DB Schenker is using Riege’s software. Iberia Cargo had selected DB Schenker and Riege as its pilot partners for the certification process for its membership of Cargo 2000. In the pilot project all DB Schenker shipments from Madrid to destinations in Europe and North America were processed using Scope. Fernando Terol, General Manager at Iberia Cargo, was very satisfied with the results. “With DB Schenker and Riege Software International we have chosen two experienced Cargo 2000 members as our pilot partners. The results are excellent. Moreover, the performance of Riege’s software solution as well as their service and expertise have deeply impressed us.”

As a prerequisite for the certification Iberia Cargo developed an in-house IT platform meeting the CDMP Cargo 2000 regulations. The platform is necessary for exchanging information with other members of the IATA program. During this process, Iberia Cargo has worked closely together with Riege. Air freight carriers, air freight forwarders, handling agents and other logistics companies around the world participate in Cargo 2000. The aim of the initiative is to make the transport processes in the air freight industry more reliable and efficient through exact process analyses and harmonized quality standards.

Airlines and forwarders can achieve substantial improvements in their performance with Cargo 2000 at very low investment costs. On Riege’s Cargo 2000 platform, all processes are made available to all participants on a bundled basis. This enables faster comparison of all processes which can then be optimized on an ongoing basis. Alongside the reliable exchange of information Scope users can not only monitor all processes but also respond quickly as soon as any problems occur. The Cargo 2000 module can be connected to other Transport Management Systems through an interface. In addition to the official Cargo 2000 requirements, the Riege Software International solution enables all status requests in real time. Through the complete integration of shipment monitoring within the freight management software Scope can offer true added-value compared to other systems.

About Iberia Cargo

Iberia Cargo, a part of IAG Cargo along with British Airways World Cargo, is responsible for managing air freight and mail on the scheduled flights of Iberia Airlines, along with its dedicated cargo aircraft and fleet of ground vehicles. In 2011 Iberia carried 266,000 metric tons of freight, and Iberia Cargo posted sales of 312 million euros. Iberia Cargo is leader in air freight between Europe and Latin America. With its “Cool & Fast” service based at Iberia’s cargo terminal at Madrid-Barajas airport, Iberia Cargo has become world standard-bearer in the transport of perishable goods across the Atlantic.

About Riege Software International

Riege Software International is based in Meerbusch, Germany, and provides multi-functional and integrated software solutions for air and sea freight operations, ground handling as well as customs services. A family run business and trusted partner of forwarders, carriers and manufacturing companies, Riege employs approximately 80 qualified staff. With profound industry experience and IT know-how the company implements and supports customer-specific projects in all aspects of standard and value-added services, offering a wide range of service and support. Riege Software International supports more than 300 customers worldwide with offices in Europe, Asia, North America and Australia. The list of long-term customers who benefit from Riege software solutions includes Astracon, Dachser, DB Schenker, DSV, Jet-Speed, Kerry Logistics, Logwin, SDV Geis, UTi and Zufall.

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New Riege Customers at the Turn of The Year https://www.riege.com/us/press/releases/new-riege-customers-at-the-turn-of-the-year/ Wed, 14 Mar 2012 00:00:00 +0100 Benjamin Riege https://www.riege.com/us/press/releases/new-riege-customers-at-the-turn-of-the-year/ Meerbusch, March 14, 2012 — Several forwarders have migrated to Riege Software’s new Scope® transport management system for all their forwarding operations at the start of 2012. Riege Software International, a leading provider of software solutions for air and sea freight transport and customs, first presented the innovative Scope software to the industry at the transport logistic 2009 trade fair. Scope was developed by Riege in anticipation of rapidly changing market requirements. Since its launch, there has been strong demand for the advanced system, which is characterized by fast, efficient and multi-functional usage together with ultra-modern and user-friendly software architecture.

One of the new customers in Germany is the Honold Logistik Gruppe, which now manages its air and sea freight activities in its Neu-Ulm branch using Scope.

Scope continues to advance in other parts of Europe. For example, the Swiss company General Transport AG, based in Basel, has been using the Riege software product for its sea freight imports and exports as well as the air freight module since the beginning of the year. In General Transport’s Zurich office Scope will go live with an additional, specially-developed software package for e-dec, the centralized electronic cargo processing system of the Swiss customs authority.

In the Benelux, additional Scope installations have been undertaken this year by the new subsidiary Riege Software International BV, which was established last year. In Belgium, the logistics company Fast Forward Freight is now using the innovative software solution in its Antwerp (sea freight), Liege (air freight) and Brussels (air freight) branches. In Germany, the company uses Scope successfully since November 2011 in its branch office in Frankfurt. Two more branches will be opened in Germany during 2012 and equipped with Scope. The software will also be installed at the Dutch company’s branches in Amsterdam, Rotterdam and Venlo. Scope’s full Dutch customs package, including DGVS and C-sum, will be used in these locations. Riege is currently developing a new AOG (Aircraft on Ground) module in cooperation with Fast Forward Freight in the Netherlands. This will be the basis for the introduction of a simple workflow management system in Scope.

The start of 2012 also saw roll-out of Scope at the Dutch air and sea freight specialist Ronex. Its branches in Amsterdam (air freight), Rotterdam (sea freight), Apeldoorn (sales office) and Maastricht (road transport and warehousing) and are also using the module for the Dutch customs system Sagitta (Import/Export/NCTS). During 2012 Scope will be implemented in the Ronex Curacao branch office.

About Riege Software International

Riege Software International is based in Meerbusch, near Düsseldorf, Germany and is one of the leading providers of comprehensive software solutions for air and sea freight operations as well as customs services. With some 80 staff, more than 300 clients and branches in Europe, Asia, North America and Australia the family-owned company has been a trusted partner of forwarders, carriers and manufacturing companies for the last 25 years. The list of long-term users of Riege software solutions includes Dachser, DB Schenker, Jet Speed, Kerry Logistics, Logwin, Pan Asia Logistics, SDV Geis, UTi and Zufall.

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Riege Opens Data Center in Hong Kong https://www.riege.com/us/press/releases/riege-opens-data-center-in-hong-kong/ Tue, 20 Dec 2011 00:00:00 +0100 Benjamin Riege https://www.riege.com/us/press/releases/riege-opens-data-center-in-hong-kong/ Meerbusch, December 20, 2011 — With the opening of a new data center in Hong Kong in November 2011 Riege Software International, a leading provider of software solutions for air and sea freight forwarding as well as customs applications, has now created a rapid and secure cloud solution for its Asian region clients. The new hosting center, in Hong Kong’s Kwai Chung district, expands the software company’s existing IT infrastructure currently located in Frankfurt and head office in Meerbusch. Among the first users of the new center is a long-standing client, Pan Asia Logistics. The logistics services company, with its head office in Singapore, uses the transport management system Scope from Riege, which is provided as Software-as-a-Service (SaaS).

The new data center in Hong Kong boasts the highest international standards in terms of building and data security, is ISO-certified and is operated in line with ecological practices by Japanese telecommunications supplier NTT Com Asia together with Green Management. Riege is thus able to offer its clients in the Asian region the same services as in Europe. This includes hosting the new transport management system Scope and ensuring availability of all services round-the-clock 365 days a year.

Until recently, clients in the Far East were hosted in European computer centers. However, this was unsatisfactory in the long term, according to Johannes Riege, managing director of the software company. In Asia, Riege handles about 30 clients and their numerous branch offices, with increasing demand for these services. “We are growing strongly in Asia with our own offices in Hong Kong since 1994. The new data center was therefore a logical step, since we bear a heavy responsibility with our transport management solutions.”

The background to this development is a lack of sufficient broadband capacity available between Europe and Asia. This meant that speed and availability of data from the European data centers could not be permanently ensured. Riege’s IT department in Meerbusch who control European operations and IT infrastructure are now also responsible for the new data center. The initial contact person for regional clients is the branch office team in Hong Kong.

In the last ten years Pan Asia Logistics has developed into one of the leading logistics companies in East Asia. The company has about 40 branches, mainly in Asia. In 2011, Riege’s new transport management system Scope was rolled out to all Pan Asia offices. The new head office in Singapore is scheduled to go live in spring 2012. Pan Asia Logistics uses Scope as a SaaS solution. The software is located centrally in the Riege data center. The outsourcing produces savings in hardware, maintenance and staff costs, while increasing the security and quality at Pan Asia Logistics.

About Riege Software International

Riege Software International, based in Meerbusch, near Düsseldorf, Germany is one of the leading providers of comprehensive software solutions for air and sea freight forwarding and customs applications. With some 80 staff, more than 300 clients and branches in Europe, Asia, North America and Australia, the family-owned company has been a trusted partner of forwarders, carriers and manufacturing businesses for the last 25 years. The list of long-term users of Riege’s software solutions includes Dachser, DB Schenker, Jet-Speed, Kerry Logistics, Logwin, Pan Asia Logistics, SDV Geis, UTi and Zufall.

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IATA e-freight Maximises Data Quality https://www.riege.com/us/press/releases/iata-e-freight-maximises-data-quality/ Tue, 18 Oct 2011 00:00:00 +0200 Benjamin Riege https://www.riege.com/us/press/releases/iata-e-freight-maximises-data-quality/ The e-freight initiative of IATA (International Air Transport Association) aims to introduce paperless air freight transport on all relevant routes by 2015. A major challenge is the electronic transmission of accompanying data and documents between all institutions and service providers involved in the transport chain. “Scope”, the transport management system from Riege Software International, is ideally designed for this task. This has been confirmed with the introduction of e-freight between Düsseldorf-based forwarder Globaltrans and the airlines defined in the start phase.

Meerbusch, October 18, 2011 — At present, 44 countries, 384 airports, 33 airlines and 1,658 freight forwarders are taking part in the e-freight initiative, according to IATA. The objective of the project, which started in 2007, is to replace the substantial quantity of accompanying freight documents with electronic data exchange. Regardless of the shipment size, up to 20 documents are required per shipment, and with the multitude of necessary copies this can add up to several kgs of weight. According to IATA, the equivalent of 80 B747 freighters could be saved each year with electronic data exchange.

“The topic of e-freight has a very high priority for us,” says Kay Uwe Gretsch, director of Globaltrans GmbH, which is based in Düsseldorf. In September 2011 the company’s air freight division received a ‘green light’ from Lufthansa Cargo and Air Canada. The two airlines each check the data quality and processes of freight forwarders before accepting them into the paperless handling scheme. The performance of the transport management system had a substantial share in the smooth admission process, according to Frank Bramer, consolidation manager at Globaltrans. “Scope is a very innovative user-friendly system that relieves our staff of significant workload and supplies excellent data quality. All the requirements for e-freight are contained within the software and make handling very easy.”

Lufthansa Cargo, which has declared the IATA e-freight initiative as a strategic objective, was also very satisfied with the results of the test phase. “The data quality that Globaltrans delivered to us with Scope was excellent. That is why we were able to switch over quickly to real paperless shipping,” explains J. Florian Pfaff, Vice President Area Management Germany. Since 2010 Lufthansa Cargo has offered paperless air freight transport within Germany and also worldwide from all locations where e-freight is already available. The airline’s experts also carefully checked the transport management system that delivered this data. “My staff were very impressed by Scope. The Riege system is extremely user-friendly and offers smart functions,” Pfaff points out.

Globaltrans will now gain from numerous advantages created by paperless document handling. Alongside a lower environmental impact, the time and cost savings, improved shipment quality and reliability will be the key benefits. Johannes Riege, managing director of Riege Software International, is delighted at the positive feedback from forwarders and airlines. “We are very satisfied with the results at Globaltrans. Our joint know-how, built up over many years, has flown into the development of Scope. This has led to real innovations that support users in their daily work.”

After this good start Kay Uwe Gretsch would now like to move ahead even faster. “My aim was originally to handle half of our air freight shipments as paperless by the end of the year. But unfortunately most of the airlines are not yet ready,” the Globaltrans director emphasizes.

About Lufthansa Cargo

With a transport volume of about 1.8 million tonnes of freight and mail and 8.9 billion revenue tonne-kilometres in 2010, Lufthansa Cargo ranks among the world’s leading cargo carriers. The Company currently employs about 4,500 people, worldwide. Lufthansa Cargo focuses on the airport-to-airport business. The cargo carrier serves some 300 destinations in more than 100 countries in a dense network spanning the globe. Aside from operating its own freighter aircraft, it utilises the belly space on passenger aircraft operated by Lufthansa and Austrian Airlines as well as the capacities available in an extensive road feeder service network. The bulk of the cargo business is routed through Frankfurt Airport. Lufthansa Cargo is a 100% subsidiary of Deutsche Lufthansa AG.

About Globaltrans

Founded in Frankfurt/Main in 2004, the logistics provider Globaltrans GmbH established itself from the start with the wide range of high-quality services. Within a few years, Globaltrans became one of the leading mid-sized logistics service providers and is now represented across Germany with branches in Hamburg, Hannover, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt/Main, Stuttgart and Munich. In addition, Globaltrans uses Exclusive Partner Agencies at all important trading centres in Europe, Asia, Australia / New Zealand, Middle East, South Africa, North and South America.

About Riege Software International

Riege Software International is based in Meerbusch, Germany, and provides multi-functional and integrated software solutions for air and sea freight operations, ground handling as well as customs services. A family run business and trusted partner of forwarders, carriers and manufacturing companies, Riege employs approximately 80 qualified staff. With profound industry experience and IT know-how the company implements and supports customer-specific projects in all aspects of standard and value-added services, offering a wide range of service and support. Riege Software International supports more than 300 customers worldwide with offices in Europe, Asia, North America and Australia. The list of long-term customers who benefit from Riege software solutions includes Astracon, Dachser, DB Schenker, DSV, Jet-Speed, Kerry Logistics, Logwin, SDV Geis, UTi and Zufall.

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Module Developed for Swiss Customs https://www.riege.com/us/press/releases/module-developed-for-swiss-customs/ Wed, 24 Aug 2011 13:16:00 +0200 Benjamin Riege https://www.riege.com/us/press/releases/module-developed-for-swiss-customs/ The Swiss customs authority (EZV) has introduced e-dec, a central, electronic cargo processing system that has replaced the former customs procedures and forms. Riege Software International has now developed a special module for Swiss customs clearance. Customers working with the Scope transport management system (TMS) now benefit from a smart and time-saving solution for customs clearance in Switzerland.

Meerbusch, August 24, 2011 — The aim of the EZV is to offer customers the option of handling import, transit and export goods by electronic means in line with largely harmonized guidelines. This simplifies customs clearance and thus results above all in cost savings and greater efficiency when customers work with a powerful IT system.

Riege has therefore developed a module to connect the EZV customs procedure with its TMS Scope which is now available to all Scope users. The module covers the processes: e-dec Import (import customs clearance), e-dec Export (export customs clearance) and e-dec EVV (electronic customs receipt). In addition, Scope has been certified by the Swiss customs authority for the IT-based transit clearance NCTS, which is obligatory for international transit, as well as for handling as a Registered Shipper or Consignee (ZV/ZE).

“Switzerland is an important economic location. We have exact knowledge of the customs requirements of this non-EU country. This know-how has been used in the development of the Scope customs module,” explained Johannes Riege, Managing Director of Riege Software International, at the market launch of the new product. Andreas Fenner, formerly a customs declaration specialist with Swiss certification and now managing director of the Riege branch office at Nürensdorf, close to Zurich, played an important role in designing and developing the Swiss customs module. He explains: “We are responding to the strong demand from our customers with the new Scope module for Swiss customs. They can now benefit from much more efficient processes in customs clearance.”

The Scope transport management system is characterized above all by its logical, transparent structures and diverse intelligent functions such as the real-time plausibility check. All major customs regulations are stored within the software and can be displayed to the user according to the context. Moreover, the software includes an automatic freight transport cost calculation function and a comprehensive administration of article and tariff numbers.

Scope incorporates specific modules for customs clearance in Germany (ATLAS), the USA (AES), the Netherlands (Sagitta) and now Switzerland (e-dec). Furthermore, the TMS system covers all security requirements, such as the Import Control System (ICS), which was introduced on 1 January 2011. The IATA quality and sustainability initiatives such as Cargo 2000 and e-freight are also supported by Scope with special modules.

About Riege Software International

Riege Software International is based in Meerbusch, Germany, and provides multi-functional and integrated software solutions for air and sea freight operations, ground handling as well as customs services. A family run business and trusted partner of forwarders, carriers and manufacturing companies, Riege employs approximately 80 qualified staff. With profound industry experience and IT know-how the company implements and supports customer-specific projects in all aspects of standard and value-added services, offering a wide range of service and support. Riege Software International supports more than 300 customers worldwide with offices in Europe, Asia, North America and Australia. The list of long-term customers who benefit from Riege software solutions includes Astracon, Dachser, DB Schenker, DSV, Jet-Speed, Kerry Logistics, Logwin, SDV Geis, UTi and Zufall.

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New Opportunities for Smaller Businesses https://www.riege.com/us/press/releases/new-opportunities-for-smaller-businesses/ Mon, 25 Jul 2011 13:15:00 +0200 Benjamin Riege https://www.riege.com/us/press/releases/new-opportunities-for-smaller-businesses/ Riege Software International GmbH has developed a terminal solution for its transport management system (TMS) Scope. Small and mid-sized forwarders, handling agents and industrial suppliers will especially benefit from the solution by the IT service provider located in Meerbusch near Dusseldorf, Germany. With the new software, users can handle export and import orders for air freight, sea freight and customs clearance without time-consuming installation procedures and at moderate cost.

Meerbusch, July 25, 2011 — In the past, small to medium-sized forwarders and industrial suppliers had to invest in special software and comprehensive internal IT infrastructure in order to handle transport orders and to take part in ATLAS customs procedures. Riege’s terminal solution comes as “software as a service” and this approach helps to minimize operational costs and optimizes processes. The software can be accessed from any location via the web. The solution also simplifies data collection and generating reports.

With the Scope terminal solution, users benefit from all the logistics software features for air freight, sea freight and customs clearance, via secure customer access over the internet. The only prerequisite for the use of the SaaS software is a computer (minimum requirement is a Windows XP operating system) with an internet connection for remote access to the server. The user benefits from the experience and systems of the service provider and avoids the risks of maintaining local IT infrastructure and software. Master data and the purchased modules, for example the air freight export application, are instantly available to the user and are accessible from anywhere in the world using any computer connected to the Internet. With a terminal solution, even multi-user operations where several employees simultaneously handle customs clearance, will not incur high costs. Additionally, the users have access to all current and future customs regulations.

With our Scope terminal application companies can work globally. The solution can be adapted to changing business processes. That’s why small and medium-sized companies will especially benefit from it”, says Johannes Riege, General Manager of Riege Software International.

Once all data is stored at Riege Software International’s data center, customers are provided with additional security. In the case of local system failure, virus contamination or fraud, no data is lost since it is safely stored on systems in Frankfurt and Meerbusch, where Riege administrators perform regular backups and updates. This allows the user to cut down on the services of a local IT partner. All relevant code lists are automatically updated with fast and easy access to additional functions such as the electronic customs tariff (EZT).

The solution can also be equipped with an accounting interface (i.e. Datev) for easy invoicing. Thus all internal processes are optimally connected. Since the terminal solution is paid by a one-time connection fee only, customers save investments in hardware,ensuring costs remain low.

About Riege Software International

Riege Software International is based in Meerbusch, Germany, and provides multi-functional and integrated software solutions for air and sea freight operations, ground handling as well as customs services. A family-run business and trusted partner of forwarders, carriers and manufacturing companies, Riege Software employs approximately 80 qualified staff. With profound industry experience and IT know-how the company implements and supports customer-specific projects in all aspects of standard and value-added services, offering a wide range of service and support. Riege Software International supports more than 300 customers worldwide with offices in Europe, Asia, North America and Australia. The list of long-term customers who benefit from Riege software solutions includes Astracon, Dachser, DB Schenker, DSV, Jet-Speed, Kerry Logistics, Logwin, SDV Geis, UTi and Zufall.

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Branch Office for the Benelux Region https://www.riege.com/us/press/releases/branch-office-for-the-benelux-region/ Tue, 21 Jun 2011 13:14:00 +0200 Benjamin Riege https://www.riege.com/us/press/releases/branch-office-for-the-benelux-region/ Expanding its presence in Europe, Riege Software International opened a branch in the Netherlands in spring 2011. The new managing director Benelux and contact person in the Leersum office is Henk Boorsma.

Meerbusch, June 21, 2011 — With offices in Europe, Asia, Australia and North America, Riege Software International has been present in the market for more than 25 years, providing comprehensive logistics software services and has over 850 installations of its software solutions in more than 120 countries. The new branch office in The Netherlands puts Riege in a position to serve small and medium-sized firms in particular but also forwarders, carriers and shippers in any of the Benelux countries. Henk Boorsma, 44, an industry professional with more than 20 years of experience in the logistics sector, heads a team of Dutch speaking experts. They serve local transport companies, forwarders, freight handlers and manufacturing companies.

Since its foundation in 1985, the family-owned company, based in Meerbusch, Germany, has offered innovative software solutions for air and sea freight, ground handling and customs clearance, and has extended its product range with country-specific modules. In particular, Scope, the new modular software solution for air and sea freight management, developed and implemented by Riege Software International, has recently been extended with specifications for the Dutch market. Country-specific components, such as a direct connection to the Dutch customs system Sagitta, enable ecustoms clearances for imports, exports and warehousing (including NCTS and C/sum and DGVS). These have been implemented along with interfaces to accounting software like Exact Online, Exact Globe and Account View.

Users in the Benelux countries thus benefit from a multi-functional software solution that offers a free choice of modules for all operational requirements in sea and air freight, customs clearance as well as for handling agents. Among the first clients of the new branch office are transport companies 2Achieve and Globcon Logistics who are currently using the Scope software solution. Henk Boorsma is very satisfied with the feedback from the markets so far: “With the fully integrated customs and interface to accounting packages, Scope is ready to serve the Dutch freight forwarders with a modern application. Currently we are talking to a lot of potential customers who are very interested in benefiting from Scope as well.”

About Riege Software International

Riege Software International is based in Meerbusch, Germany, and provides multi-functional and integrated software solutions for air and sea freight operations, ground handling as well as customs services. A family run business and trusted partner of forwarders, carriers and manufacturing companies, Riege Software employs approximately 80 qualified staff. With profound industry experience and IT know-how the company implements and supports customer-specific projects in all aspects of standard and value-added services, offering a wide range of service and support. Riege Software International supports more than 300 customers worldwide with offices in Europe, Asia, North America and Australia. The list of long-term customers who benefit from Riege software solutions includes Astracon, Dachser, DB Schenker, DSV, Jet-Speed, Kerry Logistics, Logwin, SDV Geis, UTi and Zufall.

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Scope Connects Partner https://www.riege.com/us/press/releases/scope-connects-partner/ Wed, 18 May 2011 13:12:00 +0200 Benjamin Riege https://www.riege.com/us/press/releases/scope-connects-partner/ Cross-border freight shipments face high barriers in terms of full electronic documentation and optimal physical transportation. Help is provided by the new transport management system Scope from Riege Software International. The company presented the system’s new features at the transport logistic 2011 trade fair from 10 – 13 May. The Meerbusch-based software specialists welcomed many interested visitors to their stand and held detailed discussions.

Meerbusch, May 18, 2011 – Riege Software International’s transport management system Scope represents a major innovation in logistics software due to the depth of its functions and its powerful performance. The Meerbusch-based software specialists developed it as a completely new successor to the Procars system over the course of several years. The result is a comprehensive new solution which covers the complete process chain of an international shipment and which connects all involved parties with each other in terms of information technology.

Better mood at trade fair than in 2009

As in 2009, Riege Software International again had its own stand in Hall B2 at transport logistic. Johannes Riege, managing director of the family-owned company, summed up this year’s participation positively. “The mood at the fair was better than in 2009 overall and the economic recovery is being felt by many companies. The quality of our discussions was very good as a result. There was very strong interest in Scope with its new functions and modules.”

New functions and modules

The new in-depth functions required for the various parties involved in the processes as well as numerous newly-developed modules make Scope into a universal solution that simplifies and makes air and sea freight transportation more efficient.

All data only has to be entered once. All necessary information and legal regulations are contained within the system. The user is automatically provided and supported with all the required information when dealing with a shipment. Moreover, the diverse reporting and documentation functions ensure that all steps are completely transparent and thus enable the transport chain to be optimized. Scope is permanently updated and new functions are integrated into the system in order to provide forwarders, carriers, handling agents and all other members of the supply chain with a universal platform for air and sea freight management.

Solution for handling agents

With the development of “Scope Handling Agent” last year, Riege Software International integrated another important player in the air freight transport chain. This module covers the special requirements of freight handling companies which work on behalf of forwarders. Transmission of shipment data and transportation orders or updates about the handling status of a shipment are often still made by fax or phone. With the help of Scope Handling Agent, mistakes can be avoided and the workload of manual data entry reduced. Agents thus save valuable time and costs.

Solution for customs and security

Scope also incorporates special modules for the complex processes of customs clearance. All the formalities for imports and exports, invoicing and tax payments can be made on one single user interface. In addition to the German ATLAS system, Scope now also includes systems for Switzerland, the USA and (since spring 2011) the Netherlands which have been certified by the respective customs authorities.

Moreover, Scope incorporates all the requirements in the area of security, such as the import control system (ICS) which has been law since January 1, 2011. The quality and sustainability efforts of IATA (International Air Transport Association) such as the Cargo 2000 and e-freight initiatives are supported by Scope with special modules.

With these comprehensive functions, its easy usage and the option of adding further solutions such as ERP systems via interfaces, Scope is ideally positioned to provide an end-to-end flow of information for all partners in air and sea freight.

About Riege Software International

Riege Software International is based in Meerbusch, Germany, and provides multi-functional and integrated software solutions for air and sea freight operations, ground handling as well as customs services. A family-run business and trusted partner of forwarders, carriers and manufacturing companies, Riege Software employs approximately 80 qualified staff. With profound industry experience and IT know-how the company implements and supports customer-specific projects in all aspects of standard and value-added services, offering a wide range of service and support. Riege Software International supports more than 300 customers worldwide with offices in Europe, Asia, North America and Australia. The list of long-term customers who benefit from Riege software solutions includes Astracon, Dachser, DB Schenker, DSV, Jet-Speed, Kerry Logistics, Logwin, SDV Geis, UTi and Zufall.

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Electronic Pre-Registration Simplifies Processes https://www.riege.com/us/press/releases/electronic-pre-registration-simplifies-processes/ Mon, 09 May 2011 13:10:00 +0200 Benjamin Riege https://www.riege.com/us/press/releases/electronic-pre-registration-simplifies-processes/ To enable EU countries to monitor and conduct security analyses before air freight, sea freight and overland goods arrive, carriers and transport operators must register their shipments with the relevant customs office in the form of an electronic ENS report, also known as the “Entry Summary Declaration” (or ‘Entry-SumA’). This is part of the ICS (Import Control System) that was introduced on January 1, 2011. To meet this requirement, service companies need all relevant information from export forwarders in good time. Riege Software International has integrated the new customs procedure in its software solutions Procars and Scope. Users such as Logwin report positive results.

Meerbusch, May 9, 2011 — The ICS procedure was introduced punctually on January 1, 2011, in response to the developments and restrictions in the area of freight security. Importing carriers must give customs authorities an electronic ENS declaration before the freight arrives in the EU in order to prevent suspicious or even dangerous shipments reaching European countries. Customs officials analyze the shipments for import and, if necessary, can refuse their entry.

Carriers and transport operators rely on forwarders to send them the shipping information in order for them to electronically transmit the freight data to customs in good time. At present, this information frequently exists only in printed form on the freight documents. The implementation of this new law combined with the increasing speed in the flow of goods and he collection and forwarding of required information, demands an uninterrupted electronic data exchange between all partners involved in the process. Manufacturers, suppliers, forwarders, carriers and customs should be able to exchange relevant information about the shipment in electronic form.

With its specialized software for air freight, sea freight and customs clearance, Riege Software International offers efficient solutions to meet all the rules in good time. Electronic data exchange with Riege’s Procars and Scope systems, simplifies the workload for international freight forwarders and prevents goods from arriving late or from being denied entry at an EU border due to missing documents.

Logwin’s Air + Ocean business unit has been using the additional functions since mid-December 2010 when Riege Software International released them via an update of Logwin’s Procars software system. After the first few months in operation, Patrick Braun, team leader TMS Central IT for Logwin Air + Ocean, reports positive feedback. “The solution from Riege simplifies the procedure and gives us more process certainty. The users are shown the necessary and correct information, such as the HS codes and the goods’ tariff numbers, when the shipments are entered. These are then transmitted via an interface with all other data to the carriers.” The latter rely on the information from the forwarder and have to register the data with the EU customs branches. “With the Riege software we have a secure and efficient solution for this. We are very satisfied with it,” the Logwin manager confirms.

About Riege Software International

Riege Software International is based in Meerbusch, Germany, and provides multi-functional and integrated software solutions for air and sea freight operations, ground handling as well as customs services. A family run business and trusted partner of forwarders, carriers and manufacturing companies, Riege Software employs approximately 80 qualified staff. With profound industry experience and IT know-how the company implements and supports customer-specific projects in all aspects of standard and value-added services, offering a wide range of service and support. Riege Software International supports more than 300 customers worldwide with offices in Europe, Asia, North America and Australia. The list of long-term customers who benefit from Riege software solutions includes Astracon, Dachser, DB Schenker, DSV, Jet-Speed, Kerry Logistics, Logwin, SDV Geis, UTi and Zufall.

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New Software for Handling Agents https://www.riege.com/us/press/releases/new-software-for-handling-agents/ Tue, 01 Feb 2011 13:09:00 +0100 Benjamin Riege https://www.riege.com/us/press/releases/new-software-for-handling-agents/ Since mid-2010 Riege Software International has offered with its newly-developed product ‘Scope Handing Agent’ a solution specially designed for the needs of air freight handling companies and which covers their logistics processes. It is targeted at regional and gateway handling agents in the air freight transportation chain and also contains functions for airline handling. The newly-introduced software solution from IT provider Riege is part of the modular software system Scope, which supports the entire air and sea freight operations as well as all customs applications. The service is already being used by THS Aircargo Services GmbH.

Meerbusch, Germany, 1 February 2011. — During everyday handling processes in warehouses and at airports the priorities for air cargo service providers are controlled acceptance of goods, efficient management of internal warehouse processes and a punctual provision of the goods at the outbound distribution point. The internal warehouse processes in this sector include building up the ULD (Unit Load Device), checking the shipments and internal transportation. Among the other tasks of typical handling agents are providing local or feeder transportation for air freight forwarders and road feeder services. Scope Handling Agent thus incorporates a customised transport disposition programme for these requirements as well as programmes to manage handling processes.

To date, communications between forwarders and handling companies have often been prone to error and staff-intensive. In particular, transmission of shipment data and transport orders or responses regarding the current handling status of a shipment are often still carried out by fax or phone. With the help of a flexible interface to the Transport Management Systems of the forwarders errors can be avoided and the workload for manual data entry can be reduced. Agents thus save valuable time and money. Electronic interchange between all players in the air freight sector is becoming more and more important due to the further implementation of quality assurance systems such as the Cargo 2000 initiative or the European integration of customs systems.

Riege Software International cooperates closely with experts in air freight security and with Scope Handling Agent offers a solution that enables handling agents to carry out and to document their processes in accordance with the current EU security regulations and the recommendations of the Civil Aviation Authority.

Since mid-2010 the software has successfully been in use at THS Aircargo Services GmbH in Norderstedt (Hamburg). “With Scope Handling Agent we can support the processes of all those involved as well as monitor the shipments and their security status within the transport chain through the IT. As well as the process certainty the software makes faster handling possible and thus reduces waiting times,” explains the company’s managing director, Rüdiger Suhrke.

About Riege Software International

Riege Software International is based in Meerbusch, Germany, and provides multi-functional and integrated software solutions for air and sea freight operations, ground handling as well as customs services. A family run business and trusted partner of forwarders, carriers and manufacturing companies, Riege Software employs approximately 80 qualified staff. With profound industry experience and IT know-how the company implements and supports customer-specific projects in all aspects of standard and value-added services, offering a wide range of service and support. Riege Software International supports more than 300 customers worldwide with offices in Europe, Asia, North America and Australia. The list of long-term customers who benefit from Riege software solutions includes Astracon, Dachser, DB Schenker, DSV, Jet-Speed, Kerry Logistics, Logwin, SDV Geis, UTi and Zufall.

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Cloud Computing Saves alpha trans Thousands https://www.riege.com/us/press/releases/cloud-computing-saves-alpha-trans-thousands/ Tue, 12 Oct 2010 13:05:00 +0200 Benjamin Riege https://www.riege.com/us/press/releases/cloud-computing-saves-alpha-trans-thousands/ One year ago Munich-based freight forwarder alpha trans introduced “Scope”, the new transport management software for air and sea cargo from Riege Software International, as a pilot customer. The textile logistics forwarder now estimates the annual cost savings from eliminating its own server capacity at more than 25,000 euros a year.

Meerbusch, October 12, 2010 — Since 2009 the five branches of alpha trans have gradually introduced the Scope modules for air freight imports and exports as well as customs. After using the earlier version of Scope for all its freight forwarding orders, alpha trans issued a tender for a new TMS solution which Riege Software International successfully won. The new software was then developed in close cooperation with alpha trans, incorporating the requirements from head office and the branch offices in terms of forwarding, customs and book-keeping. Riege creates software solutions for its clients by using “private clouds”. Their use and access are exclusively available to one single client in order to guarantee data control, security and quality.

Since the end of 2009 all the alpha trans branches have been using the Scope modules for air cargo imports and exports as well as customs. Some 70 employees process about 3,000 forwarding orders every month with the new software. Staff are able to access directly all the relevant information which is stored on servers in the Riege computing centre.

“Thanks to the new Scope solution, we can evaluate information better, have more transparency and less manual workload,” commented Friedemann Eichenseher, managing director of alpha trans. The Scope system enables forwarding staff to administer all types of documents and has open interfaces, such as for book-keeping or customer-specific systems. Customers are thus able to generate substantial productivity improvements, even though these cannot be calculated precisely in advance. Moreover, there are cost savings by eliminating the use of in-house server capacity. Alpha trans is saving 25,000 euros a year just by eliminating the hardware, according to Eichenseher.

Johannes Riege, managing director of Riege Software International, is delighted with the results for pilot customer alpha trans. “Scope is a real quantum leap for transport management systems,” he explains. “The completely new graphical user interface, the user-friendly intelligent functionality and the compatibility result in significant improvements in efficiency and reduce costs substantially, as the case of alpha trans shows.”

The Scope module for sea freight exports is currently being developed and will be delivered with release 2.10 at the end of this year. Alpha trans will then use all the Scope modules in its branches.

About alpha trans

The alpha trans Luft- und Seefrachtspedition GmbH & Co. KG was founded 30 years ago in Munich. It is a subsidiary of the textile logistics service provider Barth+Co. KG, Hallbergmoos. Alpha trans employs 70 staff at its head office and at five branches. In 2009 it generated revenues of about 30 million euros.

About Riege Software International

Riege Software International is based in Meerbusch, Germany, and provides multi-functional and integrated software solutions for air and sea freight operations, ground handling as well as customs services. A family run business and trusted partner of forwarders, carriers and manufacturing companies, Riege Software employs approximately 70 qualified staff. With profound industry experience and IT know-how the company implements and supports customer-specific projects in all aspects of standard and value-added services, offering a wide range of service and support. Riege Software International supports more than 250 customers worldwide with offices in Europe, Asia, North America and Australia. The list of long-term customers who benefit from Riege software solutions includes Astracon, Dachser, DB Schenker, DSV, Geis SDV, Jet-Speed, Kerry Logistics, Logwin, UTi and Zufall.

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New Data Center Opened in Frankfurt https://www.riege.com/us/press/releases/new-data-center-opened-in-frankfurt/ Mon, 13 Sep 2010 00:00:00 +0200 Benjamin Riege https://www.riege.com/us/press/releases/new-data-center-opened-in-frankfurt/ Software service provider Riege Software International has extended its technical infrastructure with an external data center in Frankfurt in response to strong growth and in order to expand its customer service. The new hosting center offers the company’s customers faster data connections and higher standards of security and quality.

MEERBUSCH, Germany — September 13, 2010 — Riege Software International has to date run its own data center at the company headquarters in Meerbusch, Germany. The provider of software solutions for air and sea freight handling, special solutions for handling agents as well as customs applications decided to expand its constantly growing IT infrastructure with a secure external ITENOS data center in Frankfurt Main in order to provide improved hosting facilities for existing logistics customers and to meet anticipated future demand.

Riege Software International retains full control of all externally stored data to ensure security of all customer information. In addition to improved data security and higher fire protection the new location‘s high performance servers guarantee a highly integrated, consistent architecture, based entirely on virtualization. Experienced Riege Software International staff control the operation, maintenance and backup of all software services that have been transferred to the new data center.

In order to quickly and optimally adjust the capacities for variable data volumes the new server solutions are individually scalable according to customer requirements. The network offers guaranteed availability and reliability via additional backup connections. Further features of the network include “Quality of Service” (QoS) which provides better service to selected traffic over various technologies. Customers of the software provider who have limited technological capability available to them or who suffer from outdated hardware components, low data bandwidth or insufficient scalability, will benefit from the new external data center. The new facility offers cost-effective storage of even very large amounts of data, which is permanently available worldwide through secure access.

About Riege Software International

Riege Software International is based in Meerbusch, Germany and provides multi-functional and integrated software solutions for air and sea freight operations, ground handling as well as customs services. The trusted partner of forwarders, carriers and manufacturing companies employs as family-run business approximately 70 qualified staff. With profound industry experience and IT know-how the company implements and supports customer-specific projects in all aspects of standard and value-added services, offering a wide range of service and support. Riege Software International supports more than 250 customers worldwide with offices in Europe, Asia, North America and Australia. The list of long-term customers who benefit from Riege software solutions includes Astracon, Dachser, DB Schenker, DSV, Geis SDV, Jet-Speed, Kerry Logistics, Logwin, UTi and Zufall.

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Logistics Software in Shanghai https://www.riege.com/us/press/releases/logistics-software-in-shanghai/ Wed, 02 Jun 2010 13:03:00 +0200 Benjamin Riege https://www.riege.com/us/press/releases/logistics-software-in-shanghai/ At this year’s International Exhibition for Logistics, Telematics and Transport which is being held from June 8 to 10 in China, Riege Software International from Meerbusch, Germany, is showcasing its new logistics software “Scope” to Asian trade visitors. Just in time for the fair the user interface of the modular cargo handling system is also available in a Chinese language version.

Meerbusch, June 2, 2010 – Despite the international economic crisis the Asian economy is still growing and acting as a driver for the international transport industry. German logistics service providers such as Riege Software International see further great potential in China and are presenting their innovations at the fair, which takes place at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SCNIEC). “The fair is an important meeting point, especially to acquire new customers and maintain existing contacts. Personal relationships play a vital role in Asia’s business world,” explains Johannes Riege, managing director of Riege Software International.

The IT provider from Germany, which operates its own office in Hong Kong, is a regular exhibitor at the Asian trade show. This year it is showing the modular logistics software Scope at North Rhine-Westphalia’s joint stand in the German pavilion. Riege Software International has developed a Chinese language version of Scope particularly for Asian markets and which is being introduced at the fair. The implementation in simplified Chinese adds to the already existing German and English versions. As a solution which is used worldwide for sea and air freight as well as customs, Scope combines various functionalities with modern software architecture and technology on the basis of standardized middleware and database solutions (MySQL or Oracle).

The innovative IT solution also provides a special module for handling agents. International forwarders as well as exporting and importing companies appreciate the advantages of the system which was already introduced to German customers last year. Scope can be efficiently integrated in a user-friendly manner into existing and customer-specific applications such as ERP systems or other eSolutions. Accordingly the intuitive user interface optimally meets customized requirements. It is also suitable for Asian companies or European enterprises with subsidiaries and branch offices in Asia.

At transport logistic China 2010 Riege Software International can be found in hall E2 at stand 415.

About Riege Software International

Riege Software International is based in Meerbusch, Germany and provides mul-ti-functional and integrated software solutions for air and sea freight operations, handling agents as well as customs services. A trusted partner of forwarders, car-riers and manufacturing companies, the company has an annual turnover of 5.9 million Euros and 68 qualified employees. Profound industry experience and IT know-how characterize the family-run business. The company implements and supports customer-specific projects in all aspects of standard and value-added services, offering a wide range of service and support. Riege Software Interna-tional supports more than 250 customers world-wide with offices in Europe, Asia, North America and Australia. The list of long-term customers who benefit from Riege software solutions includes Astracon, Dachser, DB Schenker, DSV, Geis SDV, Jet-Speed, Kerry Logistics, Logwin, UTi and Zufall.

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Electronic Airfreight Booking for Air France Cargo-KLM Cargo Faster and Easier https://www.riege.com/us/press/releases/electronic-airfreight-booking-for-air-france-cargo-klm-cargo-faster-and-easier/ Mon, 22 Feb 2010 13:02:00 +0100 Benjamin Riege https://www.riege.com/us/press/releases/electronic-airfreight-booking-for-air-france-cargo-klm-cargo-faster-and-easier/ The Swiss customs authority (EZV) has introduced e-dec, a central, electronic cargo processing system that has replaced the former customs procedures and forms. Riege Software International has now developed a special module for Swiss customs clearance. Customers working with the Scope transport management system (TMS) now benefit from a smart and time-saving solution for customs clearance in Switzerland.

Meerbusch, February 22, 2010 — The aim of the EZV is to offer customers the option of handling import, transit and export goods by electronic means in line with largely harmonized guidelines. This simplifies customs clearance and thus results above all in cost savings and greater efficiency when customers work with a powerful IT system.

The requirements for e-booking differ from airline to airline, for example Lufthansa Cargo and Air France Cargo-KLM Cargo. In addition, not all airlines even offer e-booking yet. Therefore it’s important for the forwarder’s e-booking system to seamlessly manage the differences during the booking process.

Riege Software International has recently incorporated the product and service requirements of Air France Cargo-KLM Cargo into the forwarding software package Procars. Using the e-booking system ensures the airline complies with the standards and demands set by the airfreight association IATA. The forwarder also benefits since all relevant data for the shipment of the goods as well as the respective booking confirmations are immediately available to the user. Various customers of the logistics software provider are currently using the solution, among them Logwin, DB Schenker, Emotrans and Geis SDV.

“It’s in the interest of our forwarding customers that further airlines offer electronic booking systems in the future. We’ve already established the technical prerequisites for this,” explains Johannes Riege, managing director of the IT provider based in Meerbusch, Germany.

The developers have also integrated an automated booking system for advanced scheduled shipments into the Procars software solution. This transfers the booking data directly to the supporting airline, either by IATA Cargo IMP messages or automatically via fax message. Moreover, an electronic ad hoc booking is possible. The complete integration and electronic data transfer directly from the registration of goods not only reduces errors and streamlines the process, it also reduces disruptions for the user. With the introduction of product and service code tables by Air France Cargo-KLM Cargo, a further major airline is now available for e-booking with Procars.

About Riege Software International

Riege Software International is based in Meerbusch, Germany and provides multi-functional and integrated software solutions for air and sea freight operations as well as customs services. A trusted partner of forwarders, carriers and manufacturing companies with an annual turnover of 5.9 million Euros and 68 qualified employees. Profound industry experience and IT know-how characterize the family-run business. The company implements and supports customer-specific projects in all aspects of standard and value-added services, offering a wide range of service and support. Riege Software International supports more than 250 customers world-wide with offices in Europe, Asia, North America and Australia. The list of long-term customers who benefit from Riege software solutions includes Astracon, Dachser, DB Schenker, DSV, Geis SDV, Jet-Speed, Kerry Logistics, Logwin, UTi and Zufall.

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Improved Data Exchange with Airlines https://www.riege.com/us/press/releases/improved-data-exchange-with-airlines/ Mon, 23 Nov 2009 12:59:00 +0100 Benjamin Riege https://www.riege.com/us/press/releases/improved-data-exchange-with-airlines/ A new automatic arrival status application from Riege Software International improves documentation of the transport chain for air freight forwarders. The application extension is integrated into the Global Connect software solution. Global Connect receives status updates and documents from airlines and forwarders, converts them into desired formats and exchanges these messages between partners through a Cargo Community System (CCS). Details of a shipment’s arrival at its destination airport have not always been available to the forwarding agent because only a few airlines provide the designated “arrival status” (ARR). Forwarding agents and their customers will benefit from the new automatic arrival status generated by Global Connect which enables specific tracking of a shipment.

Meerbusch, den 23. November 2009 - The latest release of Global Connect software includes detailed information about arrival and status of a shipment making processes within the air freight industry more effective and transparent. Airlines provide forwarders with status reports for every shipment through “Cargo Interchange Message Procedures” (Cargo IMP): the exact time of receipt, departure, arrival, discharge and ready for pick-up. Often forwarders lack the exact arrival time data at the destination because this information is generally not provided by the airline. Riege Software International now bridges this gap by analyzing additional information from other status messages contained in the airline’s Cargo IMP messages. After analyzing the data the software creates an artificial “arrival status”. This additional status is based on real airline data included within the transmitted “discharge status” but which was previously not analyzed. Global Connect identifies the date and the time within this data and subsequently generates an additional data-set. Forwarders are thus able to monitor shipments and attain complete transport chain documentation.

“Integrated and transparent process documentation is a core customer demand for air freight forwarders. The additional application of Global Connect allows forwarders to monitor data without additional costs and make it easily available to their customers,” explains Johannes Riege, managing director of Riege Software International in Meerbusch, Germany. To improve operations further it is simple possible to integrate the software into existing transport management structures. Integrated tracking and tracing is therefore no longer a problem for air freight forwarders.

Especially in economically difficult times it is essential that forwarders gain an important competitive advantage using an efficient software solution. In order to improve the data quality, operate a transparent order management system and increase the efficiency of processes it pays for air freight forwarders to install an advanced software solution such as Global Connect.

About Riege Software International

Riege Software International is based in Meerbusch, Germany, and provides multi-functional and integrated software solutions for air and sea freight operations, ground handling as well as customs services. A family run business and trusted partner of forwarders, carriers and manufacturing companies, Riege Software employs approximately 80 qualified staff. With profound industry experience and IT know-how the company implements and supports customer-specific projects in all aspects of standard and value-added services, offering a wide range of service and support. Riege Software International supports more than 300 customers worldwide with offices in Europe, Asia, North America and Australia. The list of long-term customers who benefit from Riege software solutions includes Astracon, Dachser, DB Schenker, DSV, Jet-Speed, Kerry Logistics, Logwin, SDV Geis, UTi and Zufall.

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Quality Standards Optimise Transport Chain https://www.riege.com/us/press/releases/quality-standards-optimise-transport-chain/ Mon, 05 Oct 2009 12:57:00 +0200 Benjamin Riege https://www.riege.com/us/press/releases/quality-standards-optimise-transport-chain/ Riege Software International offers Cargo 2000 members a reliable Cargo 2000 Data Management Platform (CDMP). With the new Procars Cargo 2000 module shipments can be controlled and evaluated while reports and analyses can be created. Cargo 2000 is an industry-wide system intended to simplify processes in the air cargo chain and to establish harmonised quality standards. The Riege Software International air and ocean freight management system has been certified by Cargo 2000 and meets all Cargo 2000 standards. DB Schenker and other logistics companies are already successfully using the quality management system.

Meerbusch, October 6, 2009 — With the new Procars Cargo 2000 module Riege Software International has created a platform that enables companies involved in the transportation chain to plan, monitor and improve the quality of shipments in line with Cargo 2000. Airlines, air freight forwarders, handling agents and other logistics companies around the world participate in Cargo 2000. The aim of the initiative is to make the transport processes in the air freight industry more reliable and to achieve local improvements through exact process analyses and harmonised quality standards. For example, transit times, punctuality and availability of freight at the arrival location should become measurable. The accompanying documents of each shipment will serve as the data basis. With the help of electronic reporting not only can costs be optimised but the performance of the entire supply chain can be improved.

DB Schenker, as a Cargo 2000 member, monitors its air freight shipments with the new Cargo 2000 module integrated into the Procars solution from Riege Software International. With the web-based platform, the performance can be evaluated and controlled, and the required monthly reports can be generated.

Max Sauberschwarz, Product Management Air Freight at DB Schenker, sums up the first few months of using the software positively. “Reliability and punctuality are important factors in the forwarding business. With the software from Riege Software International we can plan and monitor our shipments and produce reports every month that help us to improve our service for customers even further. We need an automatic and secure system that alarms us straight away when there are delays to a shipment. Riege Software International has given us just the right instrument to do that.”

Airlines and forwarders can achieve substantial improvements in their performance with Cargo 2000 at very low investment costs. IT provider Riege Software International offers a harmonised Cargo 2000 platform within Procars on which all the processes can be made available to all participants on a bundled basis. Individual working steps can be shortened decisively through the rapid comparison of processes. Alongside the reliable exchange of information Procars users can also not only monitor all processes but also respond quickly as soon as any problems occur. Integrated logistics is the keyword when it comes to the organisation of worldwide trade flows. Forwarders and airlines which integrate the Cargo 2000 module for Procars in their software and processes benefit from the necessary quality standards and can expand their customer base worldwide.

About Riege Software International

Riege Software International is based in Meerbusch, Germany, and provides multi-functional and integrated software solutions for air and sea freight operations, ground handling as well as customs services. A family run business and trusted partner of forwarders, carriers and manufacturing companies, Riege Software employs approximately 70 qualified staff. With profound industry experience and IT know-how the company implements and supports customer-specific projects in all aspects of standard and value-added services, offering a wide range of service and support. Riege Software International supports more than 250 customers worldwide with offices in Europe, Asia, North America and Australia. The list of long-term customers who benefit from Riege software solutions includes Astracon, Dachser, DB Schenker, DSV, Geis SDV, Jet-Speed, Kerry Logistics, Logwin, UTi and Zufall.

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Time Counts https://www.riege.com/us/press/releases/time-counts/ Mon, 21 Sep 2009 12:50:00 +0200 Benjamin Riege https://www.riege.com/us/press/releases/time-counts/ Logistics services provider Logwin from Frankfurt offers industry solutions for the media and press. When daily newspapers are shipped, then time plays a decisive role. Since July 1, 2009 media shipments, such as newspapers or magazines, that Logwin exports to overseas countries or countries with a special financial status have had to be registered electronically with customs through the ATLAS system. Logwin uses the ATLAS Export solution of Riege Software International for this purpose.

Meerbusch, September 21, 2009 — Logwin carries out an average of 40,000 to 50,000 export registrations each year in Frankfurt with the Scope ATLAS Export programme. Wilhelm Hülpüsch, Head of Aircargo Solutions Media for Logwin in Frankfurt, explains what is really vital for the logistics company: “Our most important software requirements for ATLAS Exports are flexibility, reliability and the option to integrate it into our processes and existing IT structure. We need an individual and suitable solution that is specially designed for systemised freight.”

Riege Software International has therefore adapted data entry with a special interface for Logwin. As soon as Logwin receives data for an export order from its customer, these are displayed in Scope ATLAS Export ready for processing since the data are automatically forwarded from external ERP systems directly into the Riege system. This guarantees Logwin and its customers, which include large German publishing groups, optimal process connections.

The Scope ATLAS Export user can always link the data from a trading invoice to an MRN (Movement Reference Number), deal with the export registration, delivery or transport information and rapidly forward the appropriate registration to the customs authorities. The export process is completed with the sent confirmation and the following sent record.

The logistics company handles customs formalities itself since the time factor is especially decisive for its industry solution and shipments must be exactly planned in terms of time. Scope ATLAS Export helps the user with a simple-to-use user interface, integrated help functions, specific customs terms and code lists automatically recorded in the system as well as an integrated plausibility check (validation) so that the export registrations can be sent technically correct to the customs authorities.

Hülpüsch confirms that the feared chaos with the switchover to the electronic procedure did not occur. “From our point of view, communications with customs have functioned perfectly since July,” he says. Users are satisfied with the user-friendliness of the programme. The basic data is stored in Scope ATLAS Export and can be called up for use at any time. The transport company saves valuable time with the export control option that the system offers. Logwin has used Riege Software International for its air freight shipments since 1993. The individual and reliable system solution of the IT provider has also proven itself with ATLAS exports.

About Riege Software International GmbH

Riege Software International is based in Meerbusch, Germany and provides multi-functional and integrated software solutions for air and sea freight operations as well as customs services. A trusted partner of forwarders, carriers and manufacturing companies with an annual turnover of 5.9 million Euros and 68 qualified employees. Profound industry experience and IT know-how characterize the family-run business. The company implements and supports customer-specific projects in all aspects of standard and value-added services, offering a wide range of service and support. Riege Software International supports more than 250 customers world-wide with offices in Europe, Asia, North America and Australia. The list of long-term customers who benefit from Riege software solutions includes Astracon, Dachser, DB Schenker, DSV, Geis SDV, Jet-Speed, Kerry Logistics, Logwin, UTi and Zufall.

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Riege Software International Supports e-freight https://www.riege.com/us/press/releases/riege-software-international-supports-e-freight/ Wed, 19 Aug 2009 00:00:00 +0200 Benjamin Riege https://www.riege.com/us/press/releases/riege-software-international-supports-e-freight/ Forwarders wanting to join the IATA e-freight project can now take advantage of a new software module from Riege Software International, a leading provider of software for air and sea freight as well as customs. In order to reduce paper usage in air freight, IATA launched its e-freight project for electronic data documentation in 2004. With the flexible new solution Procars, importers and exporters can in future simply and rapidly generate and transmit their transport documents by electronic means, carry out customs transactions and thus participate in the IATA e-freight project. Procars, the modular freight management system for air and sea freight and customs, thus simplifies processes in the air freight chain with the additional e-freight module.

Meerbusch, August 19, 2009 — In 2010 worldwide air freight traffic is supposed to be handled as paper-free as possible. With Procars all the necessary processes for freight transport can be managed easily. Paperless air waybills can be quickly created with the new software solution and electronically transmitted through the IATA CargoIMP Standard to air cargo carriers. According to the airline association IATA, $1.2 billion a year could be saved in the air cargo industry by working without paper. Around the world an average of 38 freight documents are created per shipment. This mass of paperwork could fill 39 freighters every year. By reducing paper usage the air cargo industry can make an important contribution to environmental protection.

The following countries are so far taking part in the IATA e-freight project: Australia, Canada, Denmark, Dubai, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Mauritius, Luxemburg, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Great Britain, Switzerland, Malaysia and the USA. Shippers, airlines and recipients want to handle all shipments from and to these countries electronically-only from 2010 onwards wherever possible.

The logistics provider DB Schenker has already used the freight transport management system of Riege Software International for many years. Moreover, the company is also using the extension of the comprehensive Procars system with success. “DB Schenker will roll out the IATA e-freight project worldwide. With Riege Software International we have a reliable partner which is supporting us with a programme extension for this project. The IATA e-freight project helps to speed up customs clearance, to save costs and to reduce sustainably the environmental impact,” declared Thomas Mack, Vice President Air Freight at DB Schenker.

Other customers of Riege Software International are already using the new e-freight module. Procars, a fully integrated software solution for air and sea freight, offers users a simple e-freight solution for paper-free freight management. With Procars the company is also indirectly helping to improve the CO2 footprint of its clients.

About Riege Software International

Riege Software International is based in Meerbusch, Germany, and provides multi-functional and integrated software solutions for air and sea freight operations as well as customs services. The experienced partner of forwarders, carriers and manufacturing companies achieves an annual turnover of 5.5 million euros with 60 qualified employees. Profound industry experience as well as IT knowhow characterizes the family-run business. The company implements and supports customer-specific projects in all aspects of standard and value-added services, offering a wide range of service and support. Riege Software International supports more than 200 customers worldwide with offices in Europe, Asia, North America and Australia. Long-standing customers who benefit from Riege software solutions include Astracon, Dachser, DB Schenker, DSV, Geis SDV, Jet-Speed, Kerry Logistics, Logwin, UTi and Zufall.

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Riege Software International Certified by Cargo 2000 https://www.riege.com/us/press/releases/riege-software-international-certified-by-cargo-2000/ Mon, 03 Aug 2009 00:00:00 +0200 Benjamin Riege https://www.riege.com/us/press/releases/riege-software-international-certified-by-cargo-2000/ Riege Software International offers Cargo 2000 members a reliable Cargo 2000 Data Management Platform (CDMP). At the start of July the software provider received certification by Cargo 2000. The Riege Software International quality management system thus meets all the requirements of the Cargo 2000 standards. With the new Procars Cargo 2000 module shipments can be controlled and evaluated while reports and analyses can be created.

Meerbusch, August 3, 2009 — With the new Procars Cargo 2000 module Riege Software International has created a web-based platform that enables companies involved in the transportation chain to plan, monitor and improve the quality of shipments in line with Cargo 2000. Airlines, air freight forwarders, handling agents and other logistics companies around the world participate in Cargo 2000. The aim of the initiative is to make the transport processes in the air freight industry more reliable and to achieve local improvements through exact process analyses and harmonised quality standards.

Implementation of Cargo 2000 is divided into three phases. Phase 1, the monitoring of airport-to-airport transportation, and Phase 2, the interactive planning and steering of the entire door-to-door process chain, are already integrated into Riege Software International‘s IT platform. Phase 3 will in future enable real-time management at an individual consignment level. The transit times, punctuality and availability of freight at the arrival location will thus become measurable. The accompanying documents of each shipment will serve as the data basis. With the help of electronic reporting not only can costs be optimised but the performance of the entire supply chain can be improved.

Airlines and forwarders can achieve substantial improvements in their performance with Cargo 2000 at very low investment costs. With Procars IT provider Riege Software International offers a harmonised platform on which all the processes can be made available to all participants on a bundled basis. This enables faster comparison of all processes which can then be optimised on an ongoing basis.

Alongside the reliable exchange of information Procars users can also not only monitor all processes but also respond quickly as soon as any problems occur. The Cargo 2000 module can be connected to other Transport Management Systems (TMS) through an interface.

In addition to the official Cargo 2000 requirements, the Riege Software International solution offers complete transparency of the Cargo 2000 status of every shipment in real time. Through the complete integrate of shipment monitoring in the freight management software Procars can offer true added-value compared to other systems.

Integrated logistics is the keyword when it comes to the organisation of worldwide trade flows. Forwarders and airlines which use a harmonised CDMP like Procars benefit from the necessary quality standards and can expand their customer base worldwide. More and more customers rely exclusively on partners meeting the Cargo 2000 quality standards for the transportation of their goods. With the air and ocean freight management system from Riege Software International companies involved in the transportation chain are ideally positioned to meet these requirements and can steer and measure the processes appropriately.

Lothar Möhle, Regional Director EMEA at Cargo 2000, comments: “Especially given the current economic climate, it is extremely important for all players in the air freight industry to identify and eliminate hidden costs. Cargo 2000 offers its members standardised processes and a well-functioning quality management system to achieve this.” He stresses: “Riege Software International, as a long-standing member and now also certified by C2K, supports our members with the technical solutions and expertise to plan, monitor and improve these processes. Unit costs can be reduced by all companies involved in the logistics chain working closely together.”

About Riege Software International

Riege Software International is based in Meerbusch, Germany, and provides multi-functional and integrated software solutions for air and sea freight operations as well as customs services. The experienced partner of forwarders, carriers and manufacturing companies achieves an annual turnover of 5.5 million euros with 60 qualified employees. Profound industry experience as well as IT knowhow characterizes the family-run business. The company implements and supports customer-specific projects in all aspects of standard and value-added services, offering a wide range of service and support. Riege Software International supports more than 200 customers worldwide with offices in Europe, Asia, North America and Australia. Long-standing customers who benefit from Riege software solutions include Astracon, Dachser, DB Schenker, DSV, Geis SDV, Jet-Speed, Kerry Logistics, Logwin, UTi and Zufall.

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Integrated Communication in the Air Cargo Sector https://www.riege.com/us/press/releases/integrated-communication-in-the-air-cargo-sector/ Mon, 06 Jul 2009 00:00:00 +0200 Benjamin Riege https://www.riege.com/us/press/releases/integrated-communication-in-the-air-cargo-sector/ Meerbusch, July 6, 2009 — With Global Connect from industry supplier Riege Software International air freight forwarders can close their dataflow gap with airlines. For example, the application forwards IATA Cargo IMP messages (Cargo Interchange Message Procedures) and status updates via the Cargo Community System through which the air cargo carrier can best be reached. “With some airlines, data exchange has not been possible to the desired extent,” explained Johannes Riege, CEO of Riege Software International. “Global Connect now enables the exchange of data not only with certain airlines, but fundamentally creates a parallel connection to different cargo community systems,” he said.

In contrast to conventional data exchange through just one CCS (Single-CCS), Global Connect supplies forwarders with data from many more airlines (Multi-CCS). Major transport documents and messages, such as air waybills (AWB), manifest data for the transmission of loading data to the US Customs Service (AMS) and automatic status updates can thus be sent to more airlines. Forwarders also benefit in the transmission of their documents from the transparency and user friendliness of the processes as the implementation of the data takes place automatically with the Global Connect software.

The use of Global Connect also ensures a significant increase in the efficiency of processes between the air cargo partners. This is because the connection of only one other CCS allows the forwarder to communicate with about 30-65 percent more airlines.

The company Astracon Air Sea Transport Concept GmbH already successfully uses the solution of Riege Software International to communicate with airlines. Frank Wannenmacher, CEO of Astracon confirms: “We rely on data exchange with all airlines for the transmission of AMS data and provision of status reports. No other provider could yet offer this service to this extent. For Astracon the use of Global Connect means cost savings without any administrative workload.”

Riege Software International supports data exchange with the cargo community systems of Traxon Europe, CCN Singapore, Descartes, and direct communication with Austrian Airlines and Emirates / Skychain. Either exclusive data exchange with one single CCS or a combined operation with several CCS can be configured on an individual basis.

More information about the transport management software is available at www.riege.com.

About Riege Software International

Riege Software International is based in Meerbusch, Germany, and provides multi-functional and integrated software solutions for air and sea freight operations, ground handling as well as customs services. A family run business and trusted partner of forwarders, carriers and manufacturing companies, Riege Software employs approximately 70 qualified staff. With profound industry experience and IT know-how the company implements and supports customer-specific projects in all aspects of standard and value-added services, offering a wide range of service and support. Riege Software International supports more than 250 customers worldwide with offices in Europe, Asia, North America and Australia. The list of long-term customers who benefit from Riege software solutions includes Astracon, Dachser, DB Schenker, DSV, Geis SDV, Jet-Speed, Kerry Logistics, Logwin, UTi and Zufall.

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Riege Software International Opens a New Office in Switzerland https://www.riege.com/us/press/releases/riege-software-international-opens-a-new-office-in-switzerland/ Mon, 12 Jan 2009 11:59:00 +0100 Benjamin Riege https://www.riege.com/us/press/releases/riege-software-international-opens-a-new-office-in-switzerland/ The family owned company provides comprehensive software solutions for the freight forwarding industry. Riege Software International already has a local presence in Europe, Asia, North America and Australia. From January 2009 onwards the new branch office in Switzerland will offer local support and services to Swiss customers. Riege Software International is proud to serve some of the most prominent forwarders, including Apextrans, Dachser, DB Schenker and Logwin amongst others, in the Swiss market.

Andreas Fenner has been named Regional Director of Riege Software International AG in Switzerland. Mr. Fenner brings with him twenty years of experience with the Swiss forwarding industry especially with Swiss customs. “Riege Software International has already been working with Swiss customers since 1985. Opening an office in Switzerland enables Riege Software International to provide localized support to existing clients and to expand our existing client base.” said Mr. Fenner.

To further facilitate growth in the Swiss market, Riege Software International will offer an application for handling Swiss Customs. The application is built on Riege Software International’s modular Scope framework and will be available to customers by spring 2009.

About Riege Software International

Riege Software International is based in Meerbusch, Germany, and provides multi-functional and integrated software solutions for air and sea freight operations, ground handling as well as customs services. A family run business and trusted partner of forwarders, carriers and manufacturing companies, Riege Software employs approximately 80 qualified staff. With profound industry experience and IT know-how the company implements and supports customer-specific projects in all aspects of standard and value-added services, offering a wide range of service and support. Riege Software International supports more than 300 customers worldwide with offices in Europe, Asia, North America and Australia. The list of long-term customers who benefit from Riege software solutions includes Astracon, Dachser, DB Schenker, DSV, Jet-Speed, Kerry Logistics, Logwin, SDV Geis, UTi and Zufall.

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