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DHL Releases New Ocean Freight Tracking Software

DHL Releases New Ocean Freight Tracking Software
Danny Gill

DHL Global Forwarding has launched Ocean View, a new online platform that allows shippers to track their ocean freight shipments and therefore improve their end-to-end supply chain planning. Ocean View consolidates information from DHL’s Transportation Management System, the ocean carrier and the vessel itself for real-time visibility of the ocean transport. It also provides a forecast of future milestones as well as a notification feature in case of route changes or delays. Also, Ocean View does not need any devices to be installed on the container, which makes it a very simple solution to implement.

“A survey recently conducted by our Global Forwarding team confirmed again that low visibility and transparency is a major issue for customers using door-to-door ocean transport. With
Ocean View we created a user-friendly application increasing visibility and thereby improving the control of the overall supply chain for our customers,” explains Andreas Boedeker, Global Head of Ocean Freight at DHL Global Forwarding.

Ocean View provides end-to-end near real-time shipment status including hourly updates on the shipment’s location at sea. Its user interface gives an iconized overview of all shipments and milestones with the option of viewing detailed shipment milestones during transit and activating a preference based alert function. Additionally the tool is able to forecast the freights’ journey enabling proactive solutions and scheduling. This way, changes in arrival times become visible beforehand, which supports the overall planning of end-to-end supply chains and ultimately
reduces costs.

Ocean View is a web-based application and no additional tracking device needs to be installed on the container. However, DHL says that Ocean View can be combined with DHL Ocean Secure, where security devices are fitted to containers that can monitor temperature, humidity, shock or lighting as required.

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Danny Gill

Danny is currently a Contributing Writer for Airfreight Logistics and Logistics Manager (LM) and is quite the foodie. He’s always on the hunt for new and exciting dishes to sample, and is never one to back down from a spicy challenge. His travels have taken him around the world, and he’s been able to experience many different cultures (and food).

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