‘Paperless’ approach to reduce risks, improve resilience

Global logistics industry has long been plagued by relying on paper-based documentation. This approach is time-consuming and prone to errors and creates a lack of visibility. Businesses, which lack real-time information of their cargo, will have 100% visibility of their cargo and improve their operational efficiency.

The global trade landscape is undergoing a significant shift. Industries are looking to optimise costs, and environmental concerns mean that there is a greater focus on developing sustainable practices for the good of the planet. In this environment, traditional paper-based supply chain management struggles to keep pace.

This is where SeaRates, an online platform from DP World, steps in which leverages the power of automation and digitalisation to empower businesses of all sizes with a smarter way to manage their cargo transportation. Users can access a vast network of more than 10 million shipping routes and quotes from over 45,000 freight forwarders, all available online. This allows for easy price comparisons, enabling businesses to find the most cost-effective and efficient route for their shipments.

The platform goes beyond mere cost savings. SeaRates also provides real-time tracking capabilities, giving users complete control and 100 per cent visibility over their cargo throughout its journey. This eliminates the ‘black box’ effect of traditional shipping, allowing businesses to anticipate potential delays and make informed decisions.

Operating sustainably

The platform encourages businesses to operate sustainably via its unique fractionalised carbon credit scheme. Businesses can utilise this particular feature to offset their carbon footprint associated with the cargo shipments they need to make. This also empowers them to contribute to a greener supply chain, while ensuring their commitment to environmental responsibility.

Ease of use

One of the significant strengths of the platform is its accessibility. The platform is not only user-friendly but also intuitive. It allows  anyone to navigate and utilise its features quickly. Whether you are a seasoned importer or a small business venturing into global trade for the first time, SeaRates can streamline your cargo management process.

Automating manual tasks

By automating tedious tasks such as quote comparisons and document handling, businesses are free to focus on their core competencies. By having real-time tracking capabilities, businesses will improve operational efficiency by reducing the need for manual monitoring and follow-up. The tool also translates to cost savings, increased productivity, and a competitive edge for businesses of all sizes.

As international trade continues to evolve, the platform is fast becoming a valuable tool for navigating the complexities of the modern supply chain. The platform’s focus on automation, transparency, and sustainability aligns perfectly with the demands of the current business environment.

Whether you are looking for competitive rates, real-time tracking, or a commitment to environmental responsibility, SeaRates offers a comprehensive solution. By embracing this innovative platform, businesses can unlock a world of possibilities, ensuring a smoother, more efficient, and sustainable journey for their cargo.