API and You: How APIs Augment Your Shipping Operation

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From AQL to XML, the shipping world is filled with both abbreviations and acronyms. As we’re bombarded on a daily basis with these shorthand terms, it can be easy to feel a little lost. However, there are many acronyms that are vital shippers, not because they save time when speaking or typing, but because they can change the level on which a company operates.

How Software as a Service can Improve your Logistics Operations

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Global freight is an ever-growing and dynamic domain. With transportation intrinsic for the smooth functioning of supply chains, the freight management system market has immense potential. The freight management system market is expected to grow at an estimated CAGR of 10.1% by 2023. The growth also opens new avenues for advanced technological innovations and adoptions. One of the most popular trends in the industry is the evident proliferation of SaaS (Software as a Service) over the past few years.

What does AI Mean for Your Shipping Business

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The year 2020 has been a year of supply chain disruptions worldwide that have significantly accelerated the adoption of emerging and advanced technologies across the industry. How to future-proof your business against disruptions and make supply chains resilient have remained the focus of companies this year.

Container Shortage and its Impact on Ocean Freight

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COVID-19 exposed the vulnerabilities humankind faces, not just in the case of health but also in terms of trade, as the global supply chain almost ground to a halt at the peak of the pandemic. Starting from the world’s factory, China, country after country implemented lockdowns on businesses, trade, schools, shops, and transport.

How the Pandemic Crisis Boosted Ocean Freight Digitalization

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The pandemic and the subsequent economic crisis left the global maritime industry disarrayed for several months. It created a slowdown in maritime trade, reduced shipping demand, port traffic, and higher rates of container rollover.

Back To Basics: Real-Time and Predictive Data

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We are proud to announce that we here at Ocean Insights were recently invited to participate in a webinar with CargoNow, for a fireside chat with some brilliant minds in supply chain management from Japan. For those that missed the original broadcast, we wanted to share some highlights of the webinar and detail the importance of real-time and predictive data.

Carriers struggle to cope with equipment shortages

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Overall container rollover ratios at leading transshipment ports rose to 28.5% last month, up from 26.9% in September and 22.2% in October 2019, according to Ocean Insights, the world’s leading real-time and predictive ocean container tracking data provider to forwarders and shippers.

Ocean Insights: Talking About Visibility

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Now, more than ever, customers want more information about their shipments. Visibility, especially with respect to ocean freight, has become crucial for many industries.

Improve your Negotiations with Carriers with Better Container Analytics

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Negotiations with carriers are something that every Beneficial Cargo Owner (BCO) or Ocean Freight Forwarders or Non-Vessel-Operating Common Carriers must go through with their shipments – whether it is contracted cargo, tender cargo, or normal day to day spot business.