Monitoring Ocean Freight

Perhaps the biggest innovation in the international freight shipping industry is with technology. With today’s shipping technology, importers and exporters around the globe can receive an instant freight shipping quote and book their shipment in the palm of their hand. With just a few clicks all of this is possible. Many years ago, logistics experts could have never foreseen that this type of technology was even possible. And now, this type of technology has become a staple for container shipping.

Lately among shippers, there seems to be some angst about using technology for another shipping method – monitoring. After all, when your container is moving from port to port, or on a vessel or inside of a warehouse, some customers might want to know that they can best keep an eye on their shipment, especially if their freight has been at sea for some time.

The good news is that today’s communication technologies allow freight forwarders to coordinate shipping among all carriers and all parties involved. In addition, they can also communicate to monitor shipments when they are in transit. Thus, if you ever have a concern about monitoring your container, feel free to speak with your logistics provider. They can tell you via email or over the phone where your shipment is so that you can have the peace of mind knowing that everything is professional and going smoothly with your shipment. And if there is ever any problem with your freight, your freight forwarder will be the first person to contact you. Consult with your trusted freight provider to discuss the best ways for monitoring your ocean freight when it is in transit.