Yusen Logistics Taps Into Route Master for Ocean Route Planning

CargoSmart is pleased to announce that Yusen Logistics Co., Ltd., a leading global supply chain logistics company, is using Route Master to gain insights to optimize its ocean route planning. Providing extensive information about 29 ocean carriers’ available services, Route Master helps Yusen Logistics discover the best routing options to prepare for carrier contract negotiations, make shipment plan recommendations to its customers, and establish routing guides for its internal teams based on the insights.

“One of our company’s missions is to use innovative technologies to make continuous business improvements to benefit our customers,” said Chris Kwan, general manager of Yusen Logistics. “Leveraging Route Master’s rich data and analytics power helps us to enhance the service we provide to our customers with intelligent tools for the global logistics industry.”

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Inbound Logistics Selects CargoSmart as a 2017 Top 100 Logistics IT Provider

CargoSmart is pleased to announce that Inbound Logistics named CargoSmart to its 2017 Top 100 Logistics IT Providers list. This is the eleventh time Inbound Logistics has recognized CargoSmart on its prestigious list.

Every April, Inbound Logistics editors recognize 100 logistics IT companies that support and enable logistics excellence. Drawn from a pool of more than 300 companies, using questionnaires, personal interviews, and other research, Inbound Logistics selects the Top 100 Logistics IT Providers who are leading the way in 2017. Editors seek to match readers’ fast-changing needs to the capabilities of those companies selected.  All companies selected reflect leadership by answering Inbound Logistics readers’ needs for scalability, simplicity, fast ROI, and ease of implementation. Read More…


Managing your ocean shipments with the alliances’ larger vessels

The mega shipping alliances are deploying larger vessels on Europe routes. As the carriers begin their new alliance services, manage the opportunities and the risks the changes offer.

Shipping Alliances Kickoff Their New Services in April

The mega ocean shipping alliances, 2M, OCEAN, and THE started operating their new services on April 1, 2017. According to carriers’ published schedules, it will take more than two months for all of the vessels to be deployed on the new alliance services. CargoSmart is closely monitoring their service transition progress in each trade lane. Read More…


New Shipping Alliances: How to Mitigate Your Risk at the US Ports and Beyond

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Starting from April 1, 2017, the new OCEAN Alliance and THE Alliance will kick-off their respective networks and the 2M Alliance will launch new services. CargoSmart analyzed the proforma schedules provided by the ocean carriers through March 17. We found that most of the top US ports will have fewer visiting vessels for each alliance service. In addition, the average vessel size by TEU capacity for the alliance services will increase at most of the top US ports.

Please see the figures showing a comparison of the alliance services before and after April 1 at the top US ports as well as a sample of smaller ports in the US. Read More…


Track the Shipping Alliances’ Vessel Deployments to Their New Services

As the ocean carrier alliances begin operating in April, carriers are updating their service networks. A great migration of vessels from their previous routes to their new routes is occurring. When will the new services from the 2M, OCEAN, and THE alliances be fully deployed?

CargoSmart has launched a pop-up tool, the Alliance Reshuffle Dashboard, that lets you monitor the new services and their progress towards full deployment. You can see the overall transition progress of five major trade lanes and the service maps and details, including the deployed vessel names, sizes, operators, and locations. Read More…