Kuehne + Nagel has launched a new online logistics platform called eShipAsia, which aims to allow Intra-Asia shippers to optimise shipments based on route, transit time and cost.
The platform connects shippers to 20 countries, and can compare sailing schedules and rates between 2,220 port pairs, 7,500 service loops and 54 underlying carriers. Filters are available to allow users to fine-tune their search results.
A list of quotations with all applicable surcharges is then displayed, which can either be saved or booked immediately. A range of ‘smart templates’ is also included to eliminate data replication in the booking process.
“As one of the largest trades in the world, the Intra-Asia trade is a highly dynamic and fragmented market, characterised by transactional business models. This makes it challenging and time-consuming for shippers to find and procure the best transport options,” said Casper Ellerbaek, Senior Vice President for Kuehne + Nagel Asia Pacific, Seafreight.
Online track and trace features are built into the service to allow users to stay informed on their shipment status, while a team of local operations specialists is also available to provide offline support.
The platform is now being offered in Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Japan, Vietnam, Indonesia, South Korea and Greater China, and is available in local languages.