Despite the fact that almost everyone has a GPS tracking device in their pocket, tracking the location and status of vessels and containers continue to be one of the top challenges facing freight forwarders in the shipping industry.
Even for those who can "see" the location of shipments, there is little they can do when they are delayed. Data on ocean shipping remains a major challenge for the shipping industry.
This article outlines the data challenges freight forwarders encounter in managing their ocean freight logistics.
Accurate shipping ETA data plays an essential role in the supply chain as it typically determines the total time for delivery of the shipment. However, access to this data can be limited when it comes to certain information. Calculating the correct ETA is challenging due to uncertain external factors that impact arrival time.
The timely delivery of ETA changes and updates is crucial to freight professionals as it often has a ripple effect on the rest of the supply chain. However, these updates are usually available several hours or days after the fact, making them less useful in proactive logistics planning.
Freight forwarders play an important role in the supply chain as they act as mediators with stakeholders about the status of their cargo. However, accessing tracking data remains a challenge when it comes to locating cargo, and tracking vessel arrivals and delays.
In the wake of the pandemic, lockdowns have exacerbated the challenges of gaining reliable shipping data. Unprecedented delays at container ports, blank sailings, and port capacity constraints further impacted shipment lead times.
For supply chain professionals, getting accurate data on container and vessel arrival is crucial to maintaining smooth operations. There is a greater need than ever before for supply chain managers to have accurate, real-time ocean visibility.
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지난 2023년 12월 15일 이후, 아시아와 유럽을 잇는 홍해가 예멘 반군의 공격이 이어지면서 해운사들은 큰 고민에 빠졌습니다. 이 지역은 수에즈 운하를 통과하는 선박들에게 필수적인 경로로, 유럽, 중동, 아시아 간의 물류를 신속하게 이동시킬 수 있어 많은 해운사들이 이 경로를 택하고 있기 때문에 해운사들은 안전을 우선시해야 할지 아니면 더 긴 경로를 선택하면서 추가 비용과 시간을 감수해야 할지에 대해 결정해야 하는 어려운 상황에 놓인 것이죠.
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