Containerisation International Better Way to Do Business October 2012
quoteleft Moving from a manual, paper-intensive system of record-keeping to the automated CargoSphere system has saved our company thousands of dollars a year, right from the start. quoteright Pat Fosberry, John S. James Co.
Victor Chau Assistant General Manager, Ocean Unique Logistics Group
quoteleft CargoSphere is a user-friendly contract management solution that enables us to quickly and easily manage and distribute rate updates online in real-time to our offices and agents. quoteright July 2016
Eric B. Williams VP, Global Head of Marketing & Sales UASC
quoteleft In no time, we’re up and running, distributing rates to Dachser, system to system in real-time. I only see positive commercial results coming from CargoSphere’s frictionless rate technology. quoteright June 2016
Gary Pope VP, Ocean Freight Procurement Asia M+R Speedag
quoteleft The CargoSphere Rate Mesh reduces the hassle of making our own spreadsheets and emailing them to our partners. quoteright June 2016
Jose Quesada VP, Ocean Services Seko Logistics
quoteleft Receiving accurate, current ocean rates in our database allows us to act on them faster and with more confidence. quoteright April 2016
Carol O'Connor Senior Manager of Global Procurement MIQ
quoteleft We are now quoting faster with greater accuracy. My old process of flipping through contracts individually would have taken me a few hours, but because of CargoSphere, I was able to get the quote done in 15 minutes. quoteright February 2016
Sarah Azar Project Manager, Certified Customs Specialist M.E. Dey & Co., Inc
quoteleft The CargoSphere Rate Mesh allows us to access up-to-date rates online, which is fast and timely. It’s great that our quote turn-time is now timelier for customers. quoteright February 2016
Andreas Ritchie Director of Procurement V. Alexander & Co., Inc.
quoteleft The Rate Mesh enables us to quickly and easily include contract rates from established agent partners in our comparisons. Our hope is that eventually carriers will offer the option to upload contract amendments directly into CargoSphere. quoteright October 2015
Sho Kondo Manager, Atlanta Branch Sumitomo Warehouse
quoteleft Adoption of rate management and networking technology is an advancement that serves as a competitive differentiation for us and allows us to better serve our customers’ needs. quoteright September 2015
Matt Parrott Director of Transportation Deringer
quoteleft We really appreciate the accuracy and timeliness of the CargoSphere Rate Mesh for ocean and air rates. It’s a tool that offers competitive differentiation for our business. quoteright July 2015
Marcela Garbers Operations Supervisor Freight Logistics
quoteleft With CargoSphere we’re able to quickly and affordably compare all rate sources in one search engine and quote faster to enhance customer satisfaction. quoteright May 2015

SIGN UP FOR CARGOBUZZ!

CargoSphere Announces eSUDS for Ocean Carriers to Digitally Speed Confidential Rates to Customers

Chapel Hill, North Carolina, January 17, 2017 – CargoSphere, the single rate platform for frictionless rate distribution, networking and cloud-based freight rate management, today announces an industry-first, eSUDS (electronic – Smart Upload and Diagnostics Solution). eSUDS allows ocean carriers, through an automated, digital framework, to systematize the process of distributing freight rates to customers online in real-time.

With eSUDS, CargoSphere has created a 100% digital infrastructure, a single platform, for ocean rate and tariff distribution. It serves all parties involved with global, containerized transportation: carriers, BCO shippers, freight forwarders, NVOs and logistics service providers. This confidential, collaborative process immediately provides customers with visibility to new or amended rates thus delivering a more efficient and timely process for this traditionally complex, time consuming and costly aspect of ocean shipping.

The following infographic and step-by-step description (below) outlines CargoSphere’s end-to-end, 100% digital rate process for ocean carriers and their customers:

CS-eSuds-Workflow

 

CargoSphere Cloud Platform: eSUDS Step-by-Step Rate Process:

  1. Ocean carrier updates: confidential contracts, rate sheets, and/or global tariffs (surcharges) in its internal system
  2. Carrier’s rate system triggers creation of an export file containing new or updated rates and sends it to the CargoSphere system via sftp
  3. eSUDS detects the new carrier rate file and initiates the diagnostics process
  4. eSUDS reads the carrier file, converts carrier codes and data structures into CargoSphere Rate Mesh standards
  5. eSUDS inserts updated rates into carrier’s CargoSphere cloud system; including intelligently checking whether the rates are new or amendments and processing accordingly
  6. Updated rates are automatically shared via the CargoSphere Rate Mesh in either the customer’s CargoSphere system or they can be made available on the carrier’s website
  7. Customers gain immediate visibility to updated rates: base rates and/or tariffs; bottom-line rates are available if the carrier is distributing both base and tariff rates

“We’ve created an original, digital rate infrastructure to advance the global containerized shipping industry for long-term success. By fully automating this process the industry will achieve significant time and cost savings and the ease of business desired by all industry participants.  eSUDS accelerates the conversion of ocean freight rates to a fully digital environment and provides a simple, standardized process. We believe eSUDS is a huge leap forward in positioning CargoSphere as the single rate platform for all,” said Neil Barni, president of CargoSphere.

About CargoSphere

CargoSphere is the single rate platform for all that delivers frictionless freight rate distribution, networking and cloud-based rate management.

CargoSphere’s Rate Mesh network offers shipping partners immediate, confidential rate collaboration to simplify rate communication and provide a faster, more effective way to receive and distribute ocean freight rates.  Ocean carriers and co-loaders push current, complete bottom-line rates to customer systems via the Rate Mesh to significantly reduce processing times for all.

Systematized contract and rate management provides the CargoSphere user community with accurate, timely freight rates for rate sharing, easy searches, rate comparisons and quoting, as well as the ability to self-publish FMC tariffs.

During these competitive times, CargoSphere offers business-enabling solutions that significantly improve productivity and business results.  Users benefit from faster access to current and accurate rate data, greater processing efficiency and the ease associated with a systematized database that is their single source of truth.

For more information, visit www.cargosphere.com
Contact CargoSphere, click here.
CargoSphere explained, Frank the Forwarder Video

Contact:  CKL Communications, Carol Lerner, 973.635.6923, ckl.communications@gmail.com