DG partners with Hurricane Commerce on cross-border data solutions

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Global logistics specialist DG has selected Hurricane Commerce as its cross-border data partner. According to the company, the decision to integrate Hurricane’s solutions forms a key part of its ongoing digital transformation program.

DG has integrated Hurricane’s Aura solution, which covers the critical cross-border areas of duty and tax calculation, prohibited and restricted goods screening and denied parties screening, as well as Zephyr, its bulk clearance data enhancement service. These will be accessible through DG’s Horizon portal, a one-stop shop for customers to manage their global supply chain and multimodal transportation requirements.

DG states that it chose Hurricane after its cross-border delivery business, Pro Carrier, successfully integrated the Hurricane’s data solutions at the end of last year. Leah Samy, DG’s head of IT and business change, remarked, “We are delighted to be able to offer our customers Hurricane’s best-in-class data solutions. Having accurate product descriptions, HS6 codes and being able to correctly calculate the applicable duty and VAT in real time are business critical in the modern world of e-commerce. Hurricane’s real-time screening services for prohibited and restricted goods and denied parties are also hugely important in ensuring our customers are shipping with confidence and with full compliance.

Martyn Noble, CEO of Hurricane Commerce, added, “DG is one of the fastest growing logistics providers in the world and they are at the cutting edge in their approach to digitization. We are delighted that our suite of world-leading data solutions form a key part of the Horizon platform and the desire to provide end-to-end visibility and the best possible customer experience.”

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