What NVOCCs Should Know About Skipped Sailings

According to Drewry Maritime Research, sailing cancellations are on the rise. Last year, we also saw a surge in blanked sailings during the winter months as a way for carriers to manage capacity. What happens when your carriers blank sailings? On the operations side, it means that if you do not have visibility to current schedules, then it can create downstream inefficiencies and higher costs when looking up schedules, making rate quotes, and providing the latest schedule information for your customers. Read More…

5 IT Strategies to Optimize Global Route Management

In June, CargoSmart hosted a seminar on global route management strategies during a U.S. road show through Chicago, Jersey City, and Los Angeles.

During the seminar, American Shipper presented on market trends including fluctuating vessel capacity, increased skipped sailings, and changing ocean carrier alliances, all of which can make managing your global routes even more complex. To address these challenges, CargoSmart presented IT strategies shippers can implement to minimize transportation costs and improve communications throughout your supply chain.

Here are five ways to improve your global route management:

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