Newsletter 17/2023: Transit time of sea shipments is unstable again
In the last edition of our regular newsletter we informed you about our digital plans for 2024. The current situation, where shipowners are diverting ships to safer routes around Africa under pressure from attacks on cargo ships in the Gulf of Aden, means that liner shipping schedules are once again being disrupted.
The transit time of sea shipments is again unstable. Keep better track of shipment movements with us.
At a time when timetables cannot be relied upon, it is doubly important to have the most accurate - and continuously updated - information on the expected arrival of your shipment at the port of destination.
This is the use of artificial intelligence to specify the date of arrival of a container at a port based on a number of dynamic parameters and current conditions (weather, congestion on the way, ship position and speed, etc.). This functionality was originally planned to be launched in the new version of eSTONE.
We have therefore added a dynamic ETA field to your client interface so that you can have a more accurate ETA prediction in addition to the standard ("shipping") ETA.
Houthi attacks in the Red Sea, the Gaza conflict, restricted traffic in the Panama Canal, strikes by train drivers in Germany, blockades of important transport hubs and cities by disgruntled farmers across Europe (including road links to the port of Hamburg or Zeebrugge), strikes at German airports.
In one of our last newsletters last year, we informed you about the new obligation for importers of certain commodities to report their carbon footprint, the so-called CBAM.
Over the past few days, 20 attacks on merchant ships by Houthi rebels in western Yemen have been recorded. Container ships transiting the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden have also been hit.