Although the freight rate is the most crucial information for quoting, route details (no. and locations of transhipments, shipping times) also play an important role in selecting the best transport option. Our users have been able to find such details for quite some time In the OKARGO tool, but keeping them up-to-date has been quite a challenge given the numbers of routes and the fact that availability of such information varies greatly carrier by carrier. A dedicated team manually collected such information from carriers’ websites and other sources, which made data maintenance very time consuming and source-intensive. Recently, things have taken a major turn as we connected the OKARGO tool with Big Schedules, the sailing schedule search engine of Cargosmart. Now, the route details are updated automatically and much more quickly, resulting in more reliable and up-to-date data available to OKARGO users.
Route information in OKARGO is now updated in real time in concert with Big Schedules
Posted on 14/05/2020 in What's new at Okargo?