CargoSmart Launches Expanded Version of Sailing Schedules Mobile App

We are pleased to announce that CargoSmart launched an expanded version of its sailing schedules mobile app, SSM+. In the new version, you can have unrestricted search to over 20 ocean carriers’ sailing schedules and view schedule reliability information for the top 30 ports.

The rich sailing schedule functionality and schedule reliability analysis of the mobile application can help you improve your shipment planning and carrier performance monitoring. Download the SSM+ application from the App StoreSM and Google PlayTM for one free port of origin or destination of your choice, or upgrade to expand your port selection.

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US Cargo Diversions: Impact on Canadian Pacific Coast Ports

The International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) and the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) have reached a tentative agreement on terms for health benefits on August 26 and contract negotiations still continue. Leading up to the June 30 contract expiration date, many shippers shipped early and diverted cargo to Canadian West Coast ports to mitigate the risk of cargo delays in the event of labor actions during peak season.

In the September issue of CargoSmart’s Innovating e-newsletter, we analyzed the effect that the growing cargo volume through Port Metro Vancouver and Prince Rupert Port has had over the last few months on vessel arrival delays and berth times. Read More…