Month: August 2018

  • August 27, 2018

    GoComet Container Tracking

    There are 40 major shipping lines which transport your cargo from a POL to POD. Once the containers are booked, the job is not done. It is very essential to track the status of the cargo as:1. The cargo is worth thousands if not millions of dollars2. Lack of knowledge of delays in exports can spoil your relations with your customer affecting future business3. In imports, lack of knowledge can result in you ending up paying extra detention charge and ground rent Today, a Shipper (Exporter) or Consignee (Importer) deals with as low as 5 containers to as high as 500 containers in transit at any given point in time. These containers can be on one or multiple shipping lines. How is the container status being tracked?1. Manually going to every shipping lines website, putting container number, checking the status and populating excels daily2. Compiling DSRs from freight forwarders/CHAs and updating status daily This process is human dependent and requires a lot of time to be invested to be 100 percent accurate. But, you can automate this process through GoComet’s advanced Container Tracking.1. Just upload an excel with all container numbers on the platform2. View live status of all containers on one dashboard3. Get daily MIS in excel format about the status of containers4. Automated email notification in case of any delays from the planned date5. Automated notifications two days before your cargo is about to reach the destination6. Access to a map-based tracking to quickly view the vessel location The GoComet Container Tracking is being used by a lot of forwarders to provide DSRs to their respective clients. It is only logical to track on your own when you can have access to the same platform. Tracking your shipments have lots of advantage and here are the reasons why you should.
  • GoComet is a cloud based platform which helps you in automating your international freight procurement and rate reduction process, leading to lowest freights and increased savings month on month. Now the question is how much of your time needs to be invested to start GoComet? From the management’s point of view, not more than 30 minutes are required for conducting a demonstration and understanding the platform. Once after the initial demonstrations, the management’s involvement is limited to evaluating the savings after a mutually agreed period of time. Since it is a matter of cost savings, it has been seen that the idea appeals to CFOs most. There are actual cases of companies where the CFOs have taken the lead to evaluate the platform and execute it. Once the management decides to go for the platform, the accounts are created within minutes since it is hosted on cloud servers and no physical servers and processes need to be set up. The user training is done in one meeting. Today, there are 1000 plus freight forwarders quoting for multiple clients on the platform. The freight agents are well aware of GoComet as most of them are using the platform for at least one of their clients, hence their on boarding and training doesn’t require much time. Summarising the three simple steps to activate your GoComet account:1. Demonstration to management, 30 minutes required.2. Creating and setting up accounts is done almost instantly by just noting down basic details, name of person, contact details etc.3. Training users, maximum 1 hour required. Training freight forwarders completed within 2 days. So do you have a little time to invest in order to decrease your costs? Or are you’re too busy with your day to day work? GoComet is the world’s best platform to make freight procurement efficient and fast. Our...
  • Manufacturers all over the world have been importing and exporting for ages. While international trade has existed throughout history, its economic, social, and political importance has been on the rise in recent centuries. This has brought along with it similar operational processes, issues and inefficiencies world wide. Just like India, in other countries as well, the shipper needs to negotiate with freight brokers and agents to get the best possible quotes. How do you think do they manage this process? Markets in South East and Middle East Asia operate in a similar way to India. They send inquiries on mail, receive rates, then compile and compare. Their entire process is manual and face similar problems in productivity, efficiency, lowest cost discoverability. Now the question is whether they would adopt a solution which would help them solve their existing problems. A solution which would help them:1. In saving costs.2. To reduce man hours through automation of processes.3. To increase transparency allowing inexpensive inefficient audits. In theory, this seems like an obvious choice. Today, GoComet is present all over South East Asia in countries like Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand among others. Solving international logistics inefficiencies for clients in this region currently and slowly shifting focus to other parts of the world. The GoComet solution is the answer to a universal problem in the area of freight procurement. Did you try it yet? GoComet is the world’s best platform to make freight procurement efficient and fast. Our enterprise SaaS product is used by manufacturing companies to drive sharp reverse auctions bringing out the best possible end to end rates for international shipments.