Manage Frequent Schedule Changes on Big Schedules

Sailing schedules change every month. According to a study published in the March issue of CargoSmart’s Innovating newsletter, the Port of Shanghai experienced over 40,000 sailing schedule changes in February, with over 30% of the changes longer than 24 hours.

Freight forwarders and shippers find it challenging to manage up-to-date schedules and to track vessels’ latest movements. Big Schedules provides more ways than ever to help you visualize your sailing schedule options and vessel tracking details. The powerful premium features let you monitor events impacting schedules, compare sailing schedules and arrival accuracy, and set up a vessel watch list to monitor exceptions. Read More…


Innovating Insights Webcast - Fast-Growing Southeast Asia Ports: How Are They Performing?

In January 2016, CargoSmart launched Innovating Insights, a free, monthly webcast that supplements the Innovating newsletter. The on-demand webcasts feature articles from the current month’s newsletter to provide insights about cargo delays around the globe.

This month, the 6-minute webcast shares findings from the Southeast Asia port performance study. We reviewed the performance of three fast-growing ports—Port Klang, Tanjung Pelepas, and Ho Chi Minh City—from December 2015 through February 2016. We provide analysis of the ports’ vessel arrival delays, vessel berth times, and the size of the visiting vessels. Read More…


Join Discussion - Prepare for the New SOLAS Requirements

Are you ready for the new requirements from the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) Convention about container weight, to be effective on July 1, 2016? What is the state of your preparation? What are your concerns and challenges?

We invite you to join the LinkedIn group “SOLAS – New VGM Requirement” to discuss and share your questions, thoughts, concerns and challenges about the new SOLAS requirement and find out how CargoSmart can help you comply with the new regulation. Read More…


Survey: Ready for the new SOLAS requirements?

On July 1, 2016, a new regulation from the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) Convention adopted by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) comes into effect. It requires shippers to verify the gross mass of the container before it is loaded on vessels.

Are you ready for the new SOLAS requirements? Let us know how prepared you are, your concerns, your challenges and how CargoSmart can help you comply with the new regulation. Please take a few minutes to complete a short survey to let us better understand your business needs.

On completion of the survey, you will receive a FAQ which summarizes the information on the new SOLAS regulation. Please complete the survey by March 10, 2016.