COSCON Selects CargoSmart’s Carrier IT Solutions

COSCON Selects CargoSmart’s Carrier IT Solutions

We are pleased to announce that COSCO Container Lines Co. Ltd. (COSCON) has started to implement CargoSmart’s online customer service and ocean carrier analytics solutions. The customer service solutions provide COSCON with process-oriented documentation and visibility tools for its customers to manage their shipments online. The carrier operations solutions help COSCON to optimize their vessel operations. Using predictive analytics, COSCON leverages CargoSmart’s global vessel and route data to improve planning, marine operations, and cost savings. Read More…

2016 Industry Outlook: Digital Transformation

In the 2016 Journal of Commerce Annual Review and Outlook, Steve Siu, CEO of CargoSmart, shared his views about the digital transformation in the ocean shipping industry. He also discussed how the ways shippers and freight forwarders are managing their shipments online are evolving. Here is the article:

The speed of digitization around the world is increasing, with the industry being more connected in almost real-time.

As ocean container freight rates have dropped to levels similar to 2009, rate changes are increasingly difficult for all parties to manage. It is also more challenging to manage global shipment performance as disruptions happen everywhere. Meanwhile, over the next five years, the industry will undergo a digital transformation. Ocean carriers will be required to find new ways to serve their customers, partners, vendors and shareholders. Read More…

Innovating Insights Webcast - The Middle East & South Asia: Are Its Ports Handling the Fast Growth?

CargoSmart has launched Innovating Insights, a free, monthly webcast that supplements the Innovating newsletter. The webcasts feature one article from the current month’s newsletter to provide insights about cargo delays around the globe.

During this month’s 7-minute webcast, you will learn about the sailing schedule reliability findings in the Middle East and South Asia region. As the region’s trade grows rapidly, we reviewed the schedule reliability to see if may be impacted. We highlight three key findings and share additional insights from the article on Middle East and South Asia schedule reliability from this month’s issue of Innovating. Read More…

CargoSmart Adds Premium Features to Big Schedules

We are pleased to announce that CargoSmart has added premium features to its sailing schedule search engine, Big Schedules. Available on a subscription basis, the new features allow shippers and logistics service providers to have deeper insights into their shipment planning through sailing schedules and live vessel tracking.

“Shippers are seeking greater control over planning and require better reporting and analytics tools,” said Lionel Louie, chief commercial officer of CargoSmart. “The Big Schedules premium features let importers and exporters leverage CargoSmart’s data and analytics to improve their shipment planning and discover potential delays earlier to save costs.”

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Read the full press release.