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.


Yusen Logistics Taps Into Route Master for Ocean Route Planning

CargoSmart is pleased to announce that Yusen Logistics Co., Ltd., a leading global supply chain logistics company, is using Route Master to gain insights to optimize its ocean route planning. Providing extensive information about 29 ocean carriers’ available services, Route Master helps Yusen Logistics discover the best routing options to prepare for carrier contract negotiations, make shipment plan recommendations to its customers, and establish routing guides for its internal teams based on the insights.

“One of our company’s missions is to use innovative technologies to make continuous business improvements to benefit our customers,” said Chris Kwan, general manager of Yusen Logistics. “Leveraging Route Master’s rich data and analytics power helps us to enhance the service we provide to our customers with intelligent tools for the global logistics industry.”

Read the full press release. Learn more about Route Master.


Managing your ocean shipments with the alliances’ larger vessels

The mega shipping alliances are deploying larger vessels on Europe routes. As the carriers begin their new alliance services, manage the opportunities and the risks the changes offer.

Shipping Alliances Kickoff Their New Services in April

The mega ocean shipping alliances, 2M, OCEAN, and THE started operating their new services on April 1, 2017. According to carriers’ published schedules, it will take more than two months for all of the vessels to be deployed on the new alliance services. CargoSmart is closely monitoring their service transition progress in each trade lane. Read More…