use cases / logistics management

Stay ahead of your deliveries and offer real-time sales support

Managing logistics for your business means keeping your sales and other in-house teams updated on the status of stock deliveries and expected timelines.

Today, your available information may not always be current, requiring you to make calls, send emails and search for answers with your various supply-chain partners. The process of answering a simple question for your sales team can be cumbersome and time-consuming.

TradeLens enables collaboration and data-sharing between you, your logistics partners and entities handling your cargo, so you have near real-time updates on your shipment from end-to-end of the supply-chain.

Get near real-time insight
Your in-house system, connected via TradeLens APIs to the terminal, ocean and inland carriers, indicates the shipment is currently at the at the terminal and has been cleared by the broker.
Compare ETAs with updated transport plans
No changes to estimated or planned events have been published—clear indication the shipment is on schedule for a weekend delivery.
Manage tighter with better data
Your logistics coordinator tells sales, “it’s on schedule.”

Further benefits

Ensure freight fluidity

Access more than 120 precise industry standardized planned, estimated and actual shipment milestones and document events.

Pre-empt transport challenges

Subscribe to notifications for key milestones exceptionsor document amendments. Use TradeLens APIs to enhance control and manage vendor performance.

Streamline communication

Structured documents and permission management can be combined to automate multi-party or multi-step trade processes.

Reduce infrastructure costs

Open APIs enable real-time data transfer between supply chain participants via publish, subscribe, query and doc share functions.

Get started today

Join the network, access data direct from major ocean carriers worldwide, and start managing your pickups and deliveries with precision and efficiency.

Case studies

Protecting fragile cargo

How Avanti, a frozen shrimp exporter in India is reducing risk and saving money by going digital

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Expediting the coffee trade

How NKG, a European coffee importer is building a visible supply chain from inland Brazil

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