Since its conception, ocean freight tracking has been riddled with issues. As one of the most antiquated freight transportation methods, successful maritime tracking requires dynamic technology with comprehensive integrations and end-to-end capabilities. COVID-19 has added another layer of complexity to this endeavour, and in the process has further illuminated the gaps in ocean visibility.
What can you do?
- Use Google News alerts to track those ports your freight travels through most often. If something is happening that will affect your freight, this will help your teams access that information faster, and it will reduce the need for manual data searches.
- Access this live Network Congestion Map for real-time updates for 230+ international ports. The map shows wait times for a vessel to get within the port, as well as wait times for containers at the port before they can be loaded and depart.
- Within FourKites’ ocean visibility platform, use the integrated messaging and load tagging features to effectively manage exceptions and communicate changes to your internal teams.
In light of COVID-19’s effects on international shipping, FourKites is offering our ocean tracking solution free for 60 days. The solution, which can often be activated and live within hours, is already helping many companies gain valuable insights into their supply chain during these challenging times.
Contact us to learn more about whether ocean tracking is the right solution for your business.