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…


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…


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…


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…


Why Route Master?

New shipping alliances, service consolidation, and the resulting changes to services, routes, and schedules, have made transportation management and supply chain planning more challenging than ever. The changes have made dynamic data intelligence critical to successful supply chain management.

Route Master, the interactive route planning tool powered by CargoSmart, lets you digitize route planning and respond faster to ocean carriers’ and alliances’ service changes, to help you navigate the new reality of ocean shipping. Watch the video to learn more.