Navigating a Disruptive Market with Innovative Development Methodologies

Digital Innovation Conference in Hong Kong

CargoSmart hosted a Digital Innovation conference at the Hong Kong Science Park on September 2. The event featured speakers from Microsoft, Pivotal, and Apigee who presented on how to navigate a disruptive market with innovative development methodologies. Over 500 IT professionals attended the event to learn about the newest trends in digitalization and essential development capabilities and organizational practices that help fuel innovation. Read More…


Managing Unexpected Disruptions to Your Shipments with IoT Technology

The seas, from the Pacific to the Atlantic, have not been quiet this season. Numerous typhoons and hurricanes have impacted container port operations in recent months. The storms may suddenly change directions, and supply chain disruptions can be unpredictable.

For example, the recent Hurricane Irma in the US caused all container ports in Florida, as well as several other ports in the region including Savannah, Charleston, and Freeport, to close. Based on CargoSmart’s data, container vessels, with an original ETA during September 9-14, skipped their scheduled ports 17 times due to the storm. While the ports have reopened, 12 container vessels were waiting outside of Savannah as of September 15. The vessels that skipped ports and the vessel queues outside the affected ports have resulted in shipment delays. Read More…


Schedule Reliability Decreased to 68.8% in August 2017

CargoSmart analyzes schedule reliability each month to provide shippers and logistics service providers with insights about their ocean carriers’ performance. This month, we reviewed the schedule reliability of 24 ocean carriers across 12 trade lanes. Overall, on-time schedule reliability decreased by 1.1%, from 69.9% in July 2017 to 68.8% in August 2017. Read More…