Date: 22/09/2022

Survey shows that 60% of freight forwarders & NVOCCs struggle to monitor movement of shipping containers 

On the lines of the launch of Container Control, a revolutionary, first-of-its-kind technology platform for freight forwarders and NVOCCs worldwide, Container xChange published results of its recent poll to bring to light the burning pain points of container logistics companies and how the product aims to solve them. 
The poll shows that 60% of freight forwarders, NVOCCs and traders find it difficult to keep a track of pick-up and drop-off of containers, their location and the timestamps thereof.
57% of freight forwarders point to ‘containers’ as their biggest challenge in the coming peak season, and 43% poll for ‘lack of real-time visibility’ as the second biggest challenge.
Clearly, the industry is faced with a grave challenge to optimise container operations and a lack of clear visibility into the real-time updates on where their containers are, says a release.
“As the container logistics industry still grapples with unprecedented challenges, it becomes important that companies realise the power of digital adoption for tackling future uncertainties. Container Control is a sophisticated tool for freight forwarders and NVOCCs that gives visibility into a container’s journey from pick-up to drop off. What this means is that container journeys become transparent for a container user, so they can save time on manual repetitive tasks. Thus, they can operate more containers per month, grow the business or deliver better customer service.
“The idea is to automate the container management process for freight forwarders so they can focus less on manual operational work processes and more on expanding their business across geographies. We equip them with the data and processes that simplify their business. And for the industry, it solves the challenge of monitoring and managing containers all at one single sophisticated platform,” said Dr Johannes Schlingmeier, cofounder and CEO, Container xChange.
“From the moment the container is born, to its last journey, we want to digitalise every process and this product is a huge step in the right direction. By bringing all the parties online, Container Control will transform the way container logistics companies connect and do business,” he added. 
Container Control solves two key pain points for freight forwarders and NVOCCs across the globe – 1. Monitoring container in near real-time from pick-up to drop off; 2. Getting a clear overview of all releases and containers they have in use. The customers will now be able to add all release references to the platform, so they can easily match all available containers to the shippers’ bookings and get information about their movements. The data is gathered directly from depots, the release added.
Source: Exim News Service: Hamburg, Sept. 21