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Big Schedules

 

Live Data for Powerful Results


Before one makes a booking and after the vessel sets sail, strategic shipment planning throughout the shipment cycle can help shippers and NVOCCs drive operation efficiencies, increase customer satisfaction and have a positive impact on the bottom line.

IQAX Big Schedules offers you a range of products, including API integration, online schedule search, analytics tools, and proforma reports, all with high quality data and actionable insights to empower you to optimize your shipment planning.

Sailing Schedules API

 

Supply chain management is highly dependent on accurate and effective information sharing. The traditional practice of shippers and NVOCCs accessing sailing schedules online for planning requires a lot of manual effort to consolidate, distribute and maintain, and results in inefficient operations.

The IQAX Big Schedules Sailing Schedules API allows you to pull 27 ocean carriers’ schedules into your internal systems for analytics dashboards and enterprise applications. Collect sailing schedule data by origin and destination pairs for the upcoming eight weeks and use the data in the way that works best for you.

IQAX ensures quality data by checking multiple sources and running algorithms to detect exceptions so that you can access the data with confidence and ease for your shipment planning.

We offer sailing schedule APIs in two packages to accommodate your needs.

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Vessel Schedules API

 

Once a vessel sets sail, schedules are continuously changing due to unexpected disruptions at sea. It can be challenging for shippers and NVOCCs to manually monitor vessels for updated milestones and skipped ports of call for planning. Having accurate and consolidated data for your daily operations is key to respond to unexpected changes.

The IQAX Big Schedules Vessel Schedules API allows you to pull container vessels’ port call estimated and actual arrival and departure times within a specified timeframe based on carriers’ published schedules into your system.

IQAX Big Schedules leverages a digital twin to augment schedules with known information from AIS and alliance carriers that may not be in carrier-provided vessel schedules. We do the hard work for you so that you can access the data with confidence and ease for your innovative applications.

We offer vessel schedule APIs in two packages to accommodate your needs.

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Unlocking Value Through Vessel Schedule API Integration

API USE CASES


 

The BCO Route Climber

A general merchandise retailer leverages the sailing schedule APIs to pick the best routes based not only on carriers’ schedule details, but also on their MQCs and rates.

The Booking Genius

An apparel exporter with multiple product divisions leverages APIs to streamline the booking process.

The NVO Business Expander

A digital freight forwarder automate the quotation process for their customers online by using the sailing schedule APIs.

The Matchmaker

A digital freight forwarder needs to consolidate cargo for multiple clients and locations and ensure it is delivered to multiple destinations in the most efficient manner.

The Vessel Buster

An online retailer has hundreds of active shipments a day. They need to efficiently pull actual vessel departure and arrival times so they can plan their downstream activities.

The NVO Vessel Illuminator

A digital freight forwarder enabled visibility to its customers through its shipment platform that allow them to view the vessel departure and arrival times information of their shipments.

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How to Solve Logistics Planning Challenges with Ocean Schedule APIs

Are you seeking to digitalize your ocean shipment planning operations? Sailing schedule and vessel schedule APIs can fuel your logistics management with data to elevate your operations in all new ways. Learn how in our all-in-one eGuide for BCOs and NVOCCs.
                                                 

 

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More than 5 million sailing schedule changes occur each month due to service changes and disruptions. Shippers and logistics service providers need access to the latest schedules to optimize supply chain planning.

 

 

IQAX Big Schedules Basic Plan

 

IQAX Big Schedules provides up-to-date sailing schedules for 27 major ocean carriers, over 1.6 million port pairs, and nearly 7,800 vessel services. Leveraging big data sources, IQAX monitors and analyzes live vessel, weather, and news data covering 90% of the world’s container capacity to optimize your sailing schedule and vessel tracking search results.​

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Access to the Latest Schedules

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  • Access up-to-date sailing and vessel schedules from a single data provider to save time
  • Reduce the risk of costly errors by referring to the latest schedules
  • Avoid empty runs for truckers when vessel arrival times are delayed

IQAX Big Schedules Advanced Package

 

The IQAX Big Schedules Advanced package offers extensive sailing schedule and vessel tracking search results in addition to the basic plan offerings.​

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Greater Schedule Range, More Control

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  • Access up-to-date sailing and vessel schedules from a single data provider to save time
  • Compare schedules by multiple dimensions before making a booking to evaluate your options
  • Reduce the risk of costly errors by referring to the latest schedules
  • Avoid empty runs for truckers when vessel arrival times are delayed

Carrier Performance Analytics


Every shipper prefers a reliable ocean carrier. However, with limited information, shippers can only take a trial-and-error approach to find the best performing carriers.

IQAX Carrier Performance Analytics offers an interactive dashboard to measure and analyze carriers’ performance as well as market benchmarking. By setting up port-pair combinations, you can compare the performance across carriers based on your business needs.


Gain Actionable Insights

  • Analyze carrier performance to prepare for contract negotiations
  • Gain insight to carrier performance benchmarking for decision making
  • Compare schedule reliability of nearby ports for service selection
  • Customize analytics for your specific business needs

 


IQAX Carrier Performance Analytics provides carrier performance information, including:

 

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Proforma Report


Frequent sailing schedule changes, tight vessel capacity, port congestion, fluctuating rates and unpredictable schedule delays present a huge challenge to NVOCCs in their daily operations. On top of that, ocean carriers’ increased service adjustments to meet changing demand patterns during the pandemic has added a layer of difficulty for making informed decisions.

Obtaining comprehensive and updated carriers’ proforma schedules provides earlier insights to upcoming schedules. The ability to plan with confidence, to avoid last minute scrambling for space, is crucial for profitable business operations with an excellent customer experience.
 

Equip Your Team with a Complete Carrier Service and Vessel Report


The IQAX Big Schedules Proforma Report provides 27 ocean carriers’ comprehensive service loop and vessel deployment plans for nearly 3,000 services for NVOCCs to plan house-level service offerings and secure vessel space earlier with their carriers.

Rather than compile proforma schedules in multiple formats from carriers directly, IQAX’s weekly report allows you to save time obtaining, consolidating and maintaining the reports. In addition, IQAX detects vessel schedule changes to pinpoint possible impacts to proforma schedules and investigates the carriers’ proforma schedules to ensure that reports are up-to-date.

Jumpstart Your Service Planning with Earlier Schedule Data

 

 

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