Catapult adds Maersk Spot to its QMS Rate Management Platform

Nov 15, 2019 | Press Release

Miami, FL – November 15, 2019 – Catapult Powered by Magaya is pleased to announce that they have integrated Maersk Spot to their freight rate management platform, providing their customers with a richer rate dataset for commercial and operational decision making.

Catapult offer rate management services, and a private platform for freight forwarders and Beneficial Cargo Owners, to view, compare and quote multi-modal buying and selling rates. Catapult offer clients various integrated and digital methods to publish Maersk private contracted rates to their QMS 5.0 platform and are excited to now add live Maersk Spot rates to the offering.

This API enabled solution publishes Maersk Spot rates directly in the QMS 5.0 interface, giving Catapult customers an instant view of Maersk Spot dynamic rate offering, alongside their multi-carrier contract rates. The integration of a deep-link to Maersk’s booking portal means users can instantly book the Maersk Spot rates. These rates are also available via Catapult’s API for integration to the Freight Forwarder or BCO’s own Transport Management System.

“We are very happy to expand our Maersk and Safmarine Spot offering to Catapult and by doing so granting customers accessibility to this innovative product. This is a further step towards offering an enhanced customer experience by meeting the customer’s demands through digital solutions, making business with us fast, easy and convenient. Catapult is a significant player in their segment and has shown strong support and expertise throughout the development” – Liezel du Toit, Head of Ocean Product Excellence

Virgil Ferreira, CEO, Catapult said “A number of our Global Freight Forwarder clients told us that they had been trialing this product and found the rates offered to be very competitive at times, and of course they enjoy the added benefit of the space guarantee. Even those who have not yet used the product are expressing interest in exploring this new option and comparing it to their contract rates” he added “We are continuing to work with Maersk on other projects, they are an innovative company to work with, and that aligns perfectly to Catapult’s tech-enabled approach.”


About Maersk

A.P. Moller – Maersk is an integrated container logistics company working to connect and simplify its customers’ supply chains. As the global leader in shipping services, the company operates in 130 countries and employs roughly 76,000 people.

About Catapult Powered by Magaya

Catapult Powered by Magaya provides technology-enabled solutions for freight forwarders, shippers, and carriers worldwide. As part of the Magaya Ecosystem, Catapult Rate Management joins Magaya Supply Chain and ACELYNK ABI to deliver flexible, interoperable, modular solutions that can be used independently or together as an integrated end-to-end logistics software platform. Managing over 1 billion cargo rates with over 99 percent accuracy, Catapult combines air, ocean, and ground rate contracts into one simple cloud-based rate management system. This enables operations and sales departments to get their best carrier rate efficiently from point A to point B with dramatic improvements. Catapult QMS focuses on a flexible, fast, and accurate quoting experience in the most feature-rich rate management platform in the market.