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…


CargoSmart Organizes Digital Innovation Conference

Digital innovation has disrupted many established business models and brought in many new business opportunities across industries. Long established companies are under threats of digital disruption from innovative start-up competitors. How should businesses embrace digital innovation to fortify their existing positions and even increase their market value? For IT talent, how should you equip yourself to remain competitive?

At the Digital Innovation conference on September 2, 2017, you can learn about the latest software development culture and processes that drive digital innovation, as well as architectures and platforms that are commonly used in innovative software products. Register today and join us to embrace digital innovation and succeed in the digital era. Read More…


Schedule Reliability Decreased 0.2% in July 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 0.2%, from 70.1% in June 2017 to 69.9% in July 2017. Read More…


Get Timely Updates of Incidents with Route Master

Incidents, such as port strikes and port congestion, occur around the world that may affect vessel schedules and potentially delay shipments. When these events occur, how do you find out about them and plan your shipment routes around them?

Route Master, powered by CargoSmart, is an ocean route planning tool that helps you visualize and compare carriers’ routes, transit times, vessel operators, and reliability. The interactive tool provides timely updates of incidents that may affect vessel schedules and impact your supply chain, and it lets you identify route options to minimize potential delays. Read More…