- 59% of freight forwarders, traders, and NVOCCs don’t find themselves in full control of container movements
- 43% point to ‘lack of real-time visibility as the second biggest challenge
Hamburg, Germany, 21 September 2022: According to a recent poll conducted by Container xChange, a marketplace and technology infrastructure provider for container logistics companies, it shows that the majority of freight forwarders, traders, and NVOCCs struggle to monitor container movements. 59% of freight forwarders, traders, and NVOCCs find it difficult to keep a track of pick-up and drop-off of containers, their location, and the timestamp of their pick-up and drop-off.
Half of the companies claimed that on an average manual processes to execute their container operations take up from 50 to 100% of their weekly workload. Further, the need for automation is at an all-time high with 50% of companies seeking to digitize monitoring of their container pick-ups and drop-offs.
Simplifying Container operations with Container Control
“It is an opportune time for logistics companies to realize the need for digital adoption for tackling future uncertainties”, said, Dr. Johannes Schlingmeier, Co-Founder and CEO, of Container xChange.
“From the moment the container is manufactured, to its last journey, we want every process to be automated, and all companies involved to be connected through technology.
The idea is to provide transparency into container movements and ease container operations for freight forwarders and NVOCCs. Container xChange has introduced Container Control, a platform that provides a clear overview of all the containers you are moving and allows you to monitor their journey in near real-time.”, Schlingmeier added.
As the container logistic industry still grapples with unprecedented operational challenges, the most important step is to create an end-to-end, sophisticated digital solution that can bring all capabilities on a single platform, from monitoring container movements, and digitizing container operations to eliminating repetitive manual processes.
With Container Control, freight forwarders and NVOCCs can manage their container fleet, match them to shippers’ requests and monitor each container’s journey from point A to point B. So, users can save time manually checking containers’ statuses and spend more time growing their business and providing excellent customer service.
With Container Control, freight forwarders can monitor each container’s pick-up, port of discharge, estimated time of arrival, and drop-off
Benny Huygen, Commodities Business Development Manager, Kuehne + Nagel Belgium said, ‘We are happy to see how Container xChange has made our job easier. It’s a crucial part of my role to have an overview of the available containers, quickly match them to container bookings, and be on top of container movements from pick-up to drop-off. With Container Control I will be able to do it all faster and have more time to deliver an amazing customer experience’.
To learn the ways how to get access to Container Control and prices, click on the link www.container-xchange.com/container-control
About the Survey:
The survey was aimed to gain visibility into the key challenges and opportunities that container logistics players face in terms of container movement transparency and container operations. The survey received responses from over 150 freight forwarders, traders, and NVOCCs.
Key insights from the survey:
- 50% of the respondents would like to automate monitor pickup, estimated time of arrival, port of discharge, and drop-off if given a chance
- 26% would like to get an overview of container bookings in an easeful manner
- 24% would like to match container bookings to container fleet effectively
- In terms of holding control over container movements fully, 59% of the respondents feel they do not have proper control of the container movements
- When it comes to the weekly workload of NVOCCs and freight forwarders for monitoring each container’s pick-up and drop-off, 38% of the respondents find that 50-75% of their weekly workload goes into monitoring.