Digitizing Cargo Flow from Port to Depot to Door

By stefanie gesiorski on March 29, 2019

Let’s say the vessel bringing your shipment from overseas has just arrived in port. Unbeknownst to you, an unexpected work slowdown has affected offloading and started a domino effect on the ultimate ETA of the delivery. Your staff is trying their best to monitor the progress of the container movement, but information isn’t readily available. Gathering this info will take some time because it’s all done manually through phone calls, emails, websites—even faxes in some cases. In other words, there will be a buzz of communication activity that provides less than current information, takes up time, adds frustration and more often than not, increases the cost of doing business.

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Navigating the Black Hole of Port and Terminal Data

By stefanie gesiorski on March 29, 2019

 When it comes to managing your inbound logistics, getting your arms around all of the variables involved in tracking your cargo can often be a Herculean task. You may know the ATA of the vessel carrying your shipment and the terminal where it will dock, but that may be where a solid line of information stops. When will the cargo be ready for pickup? What kind of delays could you be up against? What kind of extra fees can you expect? This visibility gap in the supply chain is frequently referred to as the “black hole” of port and terminal data.

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A Snail’s Pace: How to Boost Landside Cargo Velocity

By allen thomas on May 24, 2018

It’s all good...until it's not! If you're like most shippers, you are continually frustrated by erratic transit times on your cargo moving through ports and the rest of your landside supply chain. Your customers are demanding, so maintaining consistent delivery schedules is critical to keeping them happy. Slow or inconsistent cargo velocity is a serious issue that warrants fast, effective action. We’ve put together this list of common causes for delays to help identify pain points and allow you to proactively mitigate any potential issues.

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