Kuehne + Nagel enhances SeaExplorer with reliable schedules and transparent capacity
April 15, 2020: Kuehne Nagel has launched an enhanced version of its sea freight online platform SeaExplorer with reliable sailing schedules offer full transparency in times of capacity constraints.
April 15, 2020: Kuehne + Nagel has launched an enhanced version of its sea freight online platform SeaExplorer with reliable sailing schedules offer full transparency in times of capacity constraints.
The platform also helps to mitigate supply chain disruptions through comparative shipping information and enhanced visibility of CO2 emissions per routing.
“Especially in the current volatile market environment, transparency is crucial for companies requiring sea freight services. Industry sources predict a high rate of cancelled sailings in various trades in the coming weeks. Schedule reliability is currently at 65%, the lowest level in the past ten years,” says the release.
The new SeaExplorer features come just in time to mitigate these disruptions. In one single digital platform, it is now possible to find the best option for container shipping needs, including transparency on alternative routings and sailings. SeaExplorer customers can improve their shipment planning and inventory management with the help of artificial intelligence and the access to big data.
Otto Schacht, member, management board, Kuehne + Nagel International AG, responsible for sea freight, says: "Given the challenges of Covid-19, the enhanced SeaExplorer supports shippers not only with realistic lead times for routings, but also with service updates and up-to-date sailing schedules showing alternative departures for blanked sailings. This allows customers to quickly and efficiently compare options across all liner services to easily adjust routings according to their requirements for speed and reliability."
As a new key feature, SeaExplorer also provides detailed visibility of CO2 emissions per service loop and port to port routing – a core element of Kuehne + Nagel's Net Zero Carbon programme. "This feature allows our customers to choose the most sustainable transport option", says Otto Schacht.