Chart Your Course with Route Master’s Powerful Features

Evaluating route options from multiple ocean carriers can be time-consuming due to the massive amount of data available. More importantly, you may not be aware of the hidden risks behind each route that could cause shipment delays, such as service reliability, port incidents, or even cyber-attacks, such as the one that impacted Maersk and APM Terminals in late June. It’s time to explore a new way to manage your route planning efficiently and effectively.

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. Route Master covers over 830 ports and 3,800 services offered by 29 carriers. The interactive tool helps you: Read More…


APM Terminals: Vessel Arrivals in Last 48 Hours

Terminal data is now available on the Live Incident Monitoring Dashboard, which provides updates about terminal and vessel information following the June 27 cyber attack. In addition to tracking the location of vessels, you may drill down into the port and terminal details to see the number of vessel arrivals and departures by day over the past two weeks based on AIS (live vessel monitoring) data. The dashboard is updated every four hours.

As of 12pm UTC, June 30, 2017, most APM Terminals have a steady flow of vessels. 9 APM Terminals have not had vessel arrivals in the last 48 hours. However, it may be the case that some terminals are less busy and it is normal to have no vessel arrivals in two days. On the other hand, the terminals in Castello de la Plana, Mobile, and St Petersburg should have more vessel arrivals when we compare the figures to their 14-day averages.

Monitor terminals and vessels potentially impacted by the cyber attack at https://visibility.cargosmart.com/vesseltrack/.


Customize Your Route Planning with Route Master Premium

We are pleased to announce Route Master Premium, which offers advanced features to help you plan your ocean routes and customize your route planning to fit for your business needs.

The basic features are free of charge. We invite you to enjoy a 14-day free trial of Route Master Premium. Register now to experience the following premium features free for a limited time: Read More…


Carrier Reliability Improved 4.7% in May 2017

CargoSmart analyzes schedule reliability each month to provide shippers and logistics service providers with insights on their carriers’ performance. This month, we reviewed the schedule reliability of 24 ocean carriers across 12 trade lanes. Overall, on-time schedule reliability improved 4.7%, increasing from 58.6% in April 2017 to 63.3% in May 2017. Read More…


Ocean Alliance and Reliability Updates for Europe in Spring 2017

CargoSmart’s chief commercial officer delivers insight on the consistency of the new schedules, to see how carriers performed before and after the transition.

The three mega shipping alliances, 2M, OCEAN, and THE, started new services in April. A great migration of over 1,000 vessels has been occurring as vessels move from their previous routes to their new routes. The vessels have almost completed their migration. As of May 31, 2017, 94% of the vessels have been rolled out on the trans-Atlantic trade and 88% of the vessels have been rolled out on the Asia-Europe trade. Read More…