Eden Prairie, MN (February 18, 2013) — C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc., one of the world’s largest logistics companies, has developed a mobile app to extend the reach of the Navisphere platform, allowing users to access critical shipment information with Apple or AndroidTM mobile devices.
Navisphere app users are able to view detailed shipment information by searching for shipments via pickup or drop off dates, container, customer reference, or C.H. Robinson load numbers. In addition, users are able to view events of a shipment, imaged documents, and can email their account representative with questions on a particular move.
C.H. Robinson introduced Navisphere®, the next version of the company’s single global technology platform, in November 2012. The platform allows customers to leverage C.H. Robinson’s technology investments and gain access to a centralized network of more than 100,000 supply chain partners, without the need to integrate with each provider individually.
“Supply chains are constantly in motion, so having continuous visibility to each movement is a requirement for logistics professionals,” said Tom Mahlke, chief information officer at C.H. Robinson. “The Navisphere app gives customers another method to stay connected and informed on all their shipments.”
This release marks a continuation of C.H. Robinson’s commitment to mobile technology. In November 2011, C.H. Robinson introduced its CHRWTrucks.com mobile app geared towards carriers and other providers. The carrier app allows a motor carrier to enter critical shipment information, such as check calls and delivery information, as well as post empty equipment locations.
About C.H. Robinson
Founded in 1905, C.H. Robinson is a global provider of multimodal logistics services and fresh produce sourcing to 42,000 customers through a network of 250 offices and over 10,900 employees around the world. The company works with 56,000 transportation providers worldwide. C.H. Robinson is a Fortune 500 company and has annual revenues of over $11 billion in 2012.
Through the company and its Foundation, C.H. Robinson and its employees contribute millions of dollars annually to a variety of organizations, including the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Community Health Charities, American Red Cross, Children’s Hospital and Clinics of Minnesota, and Global Impact. The company is headquartered in Eden Prairie, Minnesota, and has been publicly traded on the NASDAQ since 1997. For more information about C.H. Robinson, visit http://www.chrobinson.com.