If you're tracking containers, you also need to track the vessels they're on. With the latest update to our webhook, you can now receive vessel information for your container shipments, giving you better visibility into what's happening with your containers.
As Texas continues to get hit by rain and flooding from Hurricane Harvey, the movement of goods has ground to a halt in the region. The Port of Houston remains closed at least through tomorrow, rail traffic has been suspended, and many roads are impassible.
When you have a single source for information, what happens when you lose that connection? If you're moving millions of dollars worth of cargo, the answer to that question can be terrifying.
One year ago the Panama Canal's expanded locks opened to accommodate container ships that can carry more than 13,000 TEU, nearly three times bigger than the 5,000 TEU ships that can pass through the original locks built more than 100 years ago. As a point of comparison, the largest ships...
We are monitoring import cargo for 68 terminals in the US and Canada today, and while 68 isn't a massive number of sites, it does represent a significant undertaking in cleaning up data that is incredibly inconsistent.
Before we launched our platform, if you were trying to find out the...
We get asked a lot about where we get our data. The short answer is: from a lot of places. And that's the secret...which isn't really a secret.
Too often, crucial data about your import containers is incomplete, isolated on different websites and systems, or missing all together. You need complete data to get complete visibility into your container's journey from origin to destination terminal.
Tracking and delivering containers is not a one person job. The process includes multiple touch points along a container's path from origin to destination, involving multiple parties within your own company and beyond. In essence, it's a team effort.
I fondly remember my first Navis World conference over 17 years ago as an opportunity to share and discuss the future of things in the port industry with a great convergence of terminal operators. At that time, gate automation was just starting to show up. Looking at the Navis World 2017...