Ocean visibility is now part of project44’s Advanced Visibility Platform

Chicago-based project44, a technology services provider offering standardized, secure Web service API (application programming interfaces) integrations enabling 3PLs and shippers to connect with carriers in real time, has added ocean visibility availability to its Advanced Visibility Platform.

Logistics in the News

AAPA urges Congress to move forward on United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement
YRC Freight and Teamsters come to terms on a tentative labor agreement
Convoy introduces automated bidding feature for carriers
IANA reports annual intermodal declines in February
AAR reports annual carload and intermodal declines for week ending March 16
More Logistics News

Logistics Resource

The Other Half of Your Net Landed Cost of Goods
In this whitepaper from Logistyx, The Other Half of your Net Landed Cost of Goods, you’ll learn how leveraging a TMS for parcel shipping can help you achieve on-time delivery in full while reducing parcel shipping costs.
All Resources
By ·

Earlier today, Chicago-based , a technology services provider offering standardized, secure Web service API (application programming interfaces) integrations enabling 3PLs and shippers to connect with carriers in real time, has added ocean visibility availability to its Advanced Visibility Platform.

This platform focuses on shipment tracking and end-to-end visibility from the start of the shipping process to delivery (and beyond), as well as automation of key transportation processes, and also eliminates gaps in real-time visibility and powers users with high-quality and trustworthy Parcel, Final Mile, Less-Than-Truckload (LTL), Volume LTL, Full Truckload, Refrigerated, Rail and Ocean data.

Company officials said that by adding ocean visibility to the platform provides insight on containers, departure, and arrival status, coupled with gains in operational efficiencies, costs reduction, and an improved customer experience.

And they added that it also enables shippers, including beneficial cargo owners (BCOs), freight forwarders and 3PLs to track North American-bound container shipments as they arrive in port for shipment, travel across the ocean and are discharged from vessels to be moved onto rail or trucks. What’s more, project44 said this type of broad and detailed ocean shipment visibility has previously been unattainable for many shippers, freight forwarders and 3PLs.  

In conjunction with the other modes within the Advanced Visibility Platform, including truckload, less-than-truckload, volume less-than-truckload, parcel, final mile, rail and intermodal, that provide end-to-end shipment visibility, the inclusion of ocean provides shippers with the ability to automate additional transportation processes and also gain access to more actionable insights to augment shipping operations.

“Until recently, much of the valuable information generated by ocean carriers and shipping terminals has been difficult, if not impossible, to access,” said , CEO and founder of project44, in a statement. “Plus, true ocean visibility is multi-modal, encompassing port operations on either end that include truck and rail. By tapping into ocean carriers’ and shipping terminals’ treasure trove of vessel and port data, project44 is helping organizations understand the entire ocean leg of a shipment. This gives them the visibility they need to increase efficiency, lower expenses, and enhance their customers’ experiences.” 

The company explained that most delays to ocean shipments happen in port or directly after, but other visibility solutions only focus on satellite data on a vessel’s location while it is in transit.

A key difference it cited with the project44 Advanced Visibility Platform is that it allows for the collection and analysis of a wider range of real-time and historical vessel, container, port, weather and other ocean shipment data. This data, it said, allows project44 to deliver predictive insights enabling users to eliminate costs related to demurrage fees as well as reduce inventory stock outs and manual workload and also drive a significant return on investment. 


Subscribe to Logistics Management Magazine!

Subscribe today. It's FREE!
Get timely insider information that you can use to better manage your entire logistics operation.


Article Topics

project44 · Visibility · All Topics
Latest Whitepaper
Six Steps to a Great Technology Stack
Amber Road’s new eBook, Six Steps to a Great Technology Stack, explains how your organization can leverage digital connectivity for multiple benefits.
Download Today!
From the March 2019 Logistics Management Magazine Issue
Shippers are starting to see the incredible advantage that can be gained through the strategic management of e-commerce—especially as logistics professionals move out of their silos and into the C-suite. Industry experts further contend that walls will continue to be torn down before this disruption reaches an advanced and fully evolved stage.
LM Viewpoint on E-commerce Logistics: Time to simplify
Six Warehouse Management Trends to Watch in 2019
View More From this Issue
Subscribe to Our Email Newsletter
Sign up today to receive our FREE, weekly newsletter!
Latest Webcast
Strategies to Overcome the Labor Shortage and Skills Gap in Distribution
Join logistics industry expert Robert O’Dwyer and technical consultant Shawn O’Brien as they discuss how top companies are developing strategies to do more with less, and identifying technology solutions that will enable managers to overcome their skills gaps. This webinar illustrates how top companies are developing strategies to do more with less and identifying technology solutions that will enable managers to overcome their skills gaps.
Register Today!
EDITORS' PICKS
Ember: Finding the perfect temperature
Inventor of the world’s first temperature-controlled mugs turns to a single third-party logistics...
2019 Rate Outlook: Pressure Builds
In 2019, the world economy will enter a third straight year of broad-based growth, but many...

2019 Transportation Management Systems (TMS) Market Update: Keeping pace with the times
The transportation management systems market is growing right along with the number of challenges...
The Logistics News that Shaped 2018
Every year at this time, group news editor Jeff Berman combs through the mountain of news that was...