Freight forwarder uses Shipping Solutions to quickly create their air waybills.

Company Name

    HazMat eXpress
    Addison, IL
    www.hmxinc.com

Challenge

HazMat eXpress was using a typewriter to fill out air waybills. They wanted a way to move into the 21st century with a solution that would automatically print air waybills on preprinted forms.

Solution

Mike Sweeney, export and IT professional at HazMat eXpress, uses the “print data only” option in Shipping Solutions to print their air waybills on pre-printed forms. The forms have been accepted by many air carriers including KLM, Air Canada, American, Northwest, and Martinair.

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HazMat eXpress utilizes Shipping Solutions to shave 20 to 30 minutes off the time it takes to complete an air waybill.

HazMat eXpress, a freight forwarder specializing in hazardous and perishable cargo, was using a typewriter to fill out airlines’ preprinted air waybill forms. With daily exports to countries such as Japan, Singapore and Belgium, they couldn't spare the time to completely redo air waybills because of a typo or last minute change.

Mike Sweeney, export and IT professional at HazMat eXpress, purchased Shipping Solutions Professional export documentation software and immediately saw the benefits of using a PC-based program instead of a typewriter to create air waybills. Mike stores addresses in Shipping Solutions’ databases, so he simply has to point and click and the addresses appear on the air waybill form. Mike can also make last minute changes to the air waybill without retyping the whole form.

Mike says he saves 20 to 30 minutes on each shipment by using Shipping Solutions instead of a typewriter. According to Mike, “Shipping Solutions saves a lot of time, especially if you’re not the best typist, and it’s great for last minute corrections.”

Mike is planning to take advantage of other features of Shipping Solutions including the Data Exchange Manager. “I’m sure it will work as described on the website because everything else on the website has been true. And I know I can get help if needed. Their customer service group is really great, and there is a good online help desk.”

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