Port of Rotterdam Powers Its Route Planner Tool with CargoSmart

CargoSmart is pleased to announce that the Port of Rotterdam Authority, the largest port in Europe in terms of container throughput, handling over 12.4 million TEUs in 2016, is using CargoSmart’s sailing schedule data to provide shippers with greater visibility to the available route options through its port. The port’s new route planning tool, Navigate, integrates CargoSmart’s deep-sea vessel schedule data with barge, rail, and truck schedules for shippers to find and compare routes. CargoSmart is helping the port to digitize its business and connect its ecosystem of shippers, transportation providers, and depots to improve the efficiencies of planning and shipping through the port. Read More…


BIG Ideas – Learn Tips for Using Big Schedules

Would you like to learn tips to search sailing schedules faster, strategies for picking the best routes, and ways to see if a vessel is on-time through Big Schedules? The Big Schedules website has many time-saving and insightful features. We have launched a new video series with tips to help you save time and to gain more insights from Big Schedules.

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Improve Shipment Visibility with Schedule Delay Alert

In January 2016, over 6 million sailing schedule changes occurred around the world. Along with the next wave of shipping line service consolidation, frequent schedule changes may continue.

Managing schedule changes is critical to your cargo’s on-time delivery. CargoSmart’s Schedule Delay Alert leverages high quality, consolidated sailing schedule data from multiple sources and uses intelligent tools to help you identify schedule changes that may impact your shipments. The solution helps you:

  • Save time looking up schedules to monitor critical shipments
  • Respond faster to potential supply chain disruptions
  • Manage export documentation deadlines that are due by 24 hours before vessel departure
  • Enhance customer service with improved shipment visibility of vessel status and delay information

To experience how Schedule Delay Alert can help your business, subscribe now to the service online. To learn more about the solution, schedule a free consultation to view a demo of the solution today.


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…