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Steer ahead of supply and demand dynamics in ocean markets with the Container Atlas dashboard, available only in SONAR.

SONAR Container Atlas

SONAR Container Atlas empowers transportation teams to gauge risk, manage fluctuations, and pinpoint cost-savings opportunities. Benchmark your current performance and costs against the market, your peers, and your budget. Be the first to spot emerging trends in container shipping rates, global port conditions, and carrier transit times in order to:

  • Manage disruptions with confidence
  • Identify trends in demand/volume shifts 2-3 weeks in advance
  • Balance cost and service as market conditions change

Look forward rather than backward with new ocean container bookings data

See into the future by capturing ocean container volume data when the shipments are booked, before they hit the water. Utilize SONAR Container Atlas to make impactful, proactive decisions and improve your negotiations.

Upstream Data Across Your Supply Chain

Shippers, carriers, freight brokers, and 3PLs rely on Container Atlas to understand trends in vessel delays, manage price movement, and mitigate risk. Make more informed and profitable decisions using near real-time, granular carrier capacity and service metrics.

Gauge Risk

SONAR Container Atlas helps users gauge the risk of pursuing the quickest transit time by comparing port-to-port average transit times and rate fluctuations. Navigate ocean container markets with certainty and determine cost vs. speed tradeoffs with ease.

Increase Visibility

SONAR Container Atlas’s data gives users a leading indicator of TEU volumes and rate pressure in container trade lanes. Rather than relying on customs data for lagging indicators of volume, Container Atlas users see the volumes being booked with carriers before the vessel departs, at the point of origin.

Plan Ahead

SONAR Container Atlas allows users to understand and proactively address customers’ transportation management problems. Improve inventory management processes and allocate assets with confidence.

Container and Cargo Shipping Rates and Market Data

In times of extreme unpredictability, SONAR Container Atlas gives supply chain participants the fastest and most comprehensive look at ocean markets available. Get the fastest ocean market data to manage your network and keep your freight moving smoothly.

  • Compare conditions holistically throughout other regions and contrast to historical conditions to see port-by-port congestion trends
  • Isolate ports of entry that are available for your operations
  • Identify where capacity and rate pressures may be working in your favor

Navigate supply and demand in ocean markets

Container Ship Lane Capacity

Container Atlas measures container ship capacity at a lane level in two ways: by the percentage of container bookings that are being rejected at the port of origin; and by the total capacity of the vessels allocated to services on a given lane. See how capacity changes over time and how carriers respond to volume pressures.

Lane Level Intelligence

Gain the clearest image of current carrier capacity by selecting the origin and destination ports. See ocean container volumes as well as the percentage of rejected bookings, transit times, and booking lead times, giving a holistic view of market conditions.

Best West Coast Port of Entry

Check container dwell times at ports of discharge and understand delays. Take into account transit times and congestion to make better decisions. Utilize FreightWaves SONAR’s surface-level transportation data to determine cost-effective deviations to the port of entry, such as dry van transport post-berth.

Want to know how you can use SONAR Container Atlas to make more informed and profitable decisions?

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