Cargo

  • Did you know? 8 is the luckiest number in Chinese culture because of 八 sounds like 發 (fa), which means “wealth”, “fortune”, and “prosper” in Chinese. Even in Japan 8 is considered a lucky number because it is nearly homophonous to the word “Prosperity” (繁栄 han’ei), It is also homophonous to Hachikō. Now you might be thinking- “why am I sharing this information?” Well, I have some exciting news to share! GoComet just surpassed the $8 billion worth of cargo moved. This is the beginning of a long journey and we hope will make GoComet even more useful for all of our users. Since 8 is a lucky number in both Japanese and Chinese culture, so even more reason to celebrate. A big thank you to all our customers 🙂 We have surpassed some more major milestones that include – Surpassed $201 Million worth of freight booked Saved total $18 Million of our customers Manual work of 40,389 Hrs saved We got some hands-on experiences with extremely successful events Future Plans We are working on new product Robotic Process Automation(RPA) for automatic invoice matching and processing. We will roll out a redesign of our new user interface (UI). We are working on new UI intending to make the software easy, light and faster. Soon we will invite you to be part of the testing process for the new UI. This is a great way to have an impact on our final touches. We are working on revolutionizing the international logistics space by reducing manual workloads, eliminating miscommunication and leveraging data. A Big Thanks To All Our Clients To all of our customers, 8 billion thankyous for being part of our crew and helping GoComet create the #1 enterprise software to reduce costs and manage freight faster, smarter and easier. Since...
  • Now straight off the bat, you’ll be thinking that the above looks a little strange. How on earth could the biggest cricketing tournament in the world helps reduce my freight charges? Well, as the teams are about to break for drinks, let’s read on, to find out how. First, let’s set the field. You’re a company that has a large percentage of the export-oriented business. Whether you send goods by sea or air, it’s crucially important to your bottom line that you negotiate the very best rate for each and every shipment. Traditionally, the only way to do this was to issue an RFQ to your preferred vendors, roll-up your sleeves, and then start negotiating. Today though, there’s another way. Ok, let’s pause here and head back to the ICC World Cup. Now, imagine your freight forwarders are the teams in the tournament. These guys are the very best in the business; they’re pros, at the top of their game. For years, they’ve been practicing and refining their craft to produce their best performance for this very moment. Although they play the same game, each team is clearly distinct from the other. They each possess unique qualities and strengths, from India’s majestic King Kohli to the powerhouse of Warner or the all-round ability of Stokes, and have different approaches and techniques. But when it matters most, who’s going to deliver? Predicting the winning team before the start of the tournament is an extremely difficult task. Sure, you could take a bet and choose one, but your decision would be based more on gut-feel or who your favorite team is rather than anything more scientific. But why bother? Instead – and to 100% guarantee that you find out who is the best – all you need do is a wait to see who...
  • In the pharmaceutical industry, a large percentage of the business is export-oriented. Since the goods are sensitive, i.e. perishable, they require a specific temperature for storing. Due to the nature of the cargo, most of the exports are done via Air cargo only. The freights today are very dynamic and every air shipment is unique as opposed to FCL shipments which largely remain the same irrespective of the tonnage. Hence, it is very important for companies to negotiate rates for each and every shipment in order to maximize their savings. The weight of shipments can vary from anywhere between 10 kg to 5 tonnes or even more. Most pharma companies, big or small have a large number of air shipments where the cargo is small packages weighing less than 500 kg. Since this leads to the volume of shipments being high, it becomes impractical to procure freight in the old manual way of mail and calls. Understanding this limitation, a lot of pharma clients have gone online with their freight procurement process. There has been the latest trend in the pharma industry to adopt GoComet for their freight requirements. Sun Pharma, MegaWeCare, Lupin, JB Chemicals and Pharma, ACG Pharma, Megafine Pharma are some companies following this trend. A lot of the other biggest names in Mumbai as well as Ahmedabad are also currently testing GoComet and would be subscribing soon. What is the advantage of GoComet versus the manual process or any other platform that is present? GoComet is a very specific tool built especially for international logistics as opposed to any other tool which is used for general procurement. The algorithms of negotiation used in GoComet are able to bring out the hidden savings from the existing vendors which are humanly not possible. Efficiency improvement, man-hour reduction, transparency, audit...
  • August 27, 2018

    GoComet Container Tracking Solution

    There are 40 major shipping lines that 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 Solution. 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 are about to reach the destination6. Access to a map-based tracking to quickly view the vessel location The GoComet Container Tracking Solution 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. Schedule Free Product Consultation
  • There are a few things to take into consideration while choosing the best method to ship your goods. Choosing the right freight service between air & sea will help you bring down costs and bring inefficiencies in your shipping process. Cost / Price As a business owner, before shipping goods, you need to check out all the costs associated with shipping. Most businesses ship the goods via sea freight because it is cheaper than air. But if you want to deliver goods urgently, you need to go with air freight. A businessman who has to initiate frequent international shipping needs to be educated about everything that is related to shipping. Airlines bill you by chargeable weight. Chargeable weight is calculated by factoring the weight and size of a shipment. Sea carriers charge per container. There might also be Terminal Handling charges levied by ports. Exporters / Importers should note that there are destination charges that need to be considered. Whether shipping by air or by sea, there will be customs clearance and destination port fees. While the actual shipping cost of sea freight is usually cheaper than the shipment cost of air freight, the warehousing fees at seaports are much more expensive than those at airports. Speed / Urgency of Shipping Air freight is the fastest way of moving goods. Businesses who want their goods to be delivered quickly should choose air freight. Shipping by sea takes around 7-8 weeks in most cases. Ships are getting faster with technology, but yet they do not solve the urgency of shipping requirements. Reliability Seasoned import/export business needs reliable shipping, whether its air or sea. Air freight is the fastest is mostly on time. Flights might get delayed due to extreme weather conditions. Such delays in air shipping are minimal. Sea carriers are...