FIATA and Mercury Gate sign up to Technological Upgrade for freight forwarders in Taipei

As the day settled and the last meeting neared, the audience remained steady in their seats waiting to hear details of highly anticipated Memorandum of Understanding for which they had heard whispers about all week.

Mercury Gate took the stage in Taipei at the Advisory Body Information Technology (ABIT) meeting joining FIATA's ABIT Chair, President and Director General in an official MoU signing which would bring forth great benefits for both sides.

Daniel Vertachnik, Mercury Gate’s Chief Commercial Officer advised "We have really never offered such a deal like this and it’s exclusive to FIATA Members". Their limited time on the stage invoked great interest as they engaged the audience to ask question and challenge their product.

When the dust settled and questions ceased, one looked out at the ABIT audience to find signs of acknowledgement as if to say that the product had passed the test. Now it was all about who would be seated at the table first.

Anne Sandretto, ABIT Chair was looking forward to future collaboration with Mercury Gate "I am happy that today we could finalize an MoU which would offer a powerful IT solution to our members taking into account our small and medium size enterprises".

The IT product provided by Mercury Gate comes with a list of key functions and features at an affordable price to enhance efficiency in FIATA member’s day to day operations.


Note for the editors

FIATA, the International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations, was founded in Vienna, Austria on May 31st 1926. It is a non-governmental organisation that today represents an industry covering approximately 40,000 forwarding and logistics firms, employing around 10 million people in 158 countries. FIATA has consultative status with the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) of the United Nations (inter alia ECE, ESCAP, ESCWA, etc.), the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), and the UN Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) as well as many other UN related bodies, e.g. the World Bank. It is recognised as representing the freight forwarding industry by many other governmental organisations, governmental authorities, private international organisations in the field of transport and logistics, such as the European Commission (through CLECAT), the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), the International Air Transport Association (IATA), the International Union of Railways (UIC), the International Road Transport Union (IRU), the World Customs Organization (WCO), the World Trade Organization (WTO), etc.


Media Contact:

Hans Günther Kersten, Director General of FIATA

Tel: + 41432116500

Email: kersten(at)


16 September 2015


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