SONAR Container Atlas

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

SONAR Container Atlas offers multidimensional market data that is unavailable anywhere else. With SONAR Container Atlas, users get access to ocean market data collected from key industry providers. Make more informed and profitable decisions when negotiating with carriers using near real-time, granular carrier capacity and service metrics.

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Using Container Shipping Rates and Data

Today, shippers lack insight into real-time and granular carrier capacity and service metrics, not to mention bookings volumes. Especially in volatile markets, knowing which services are facing volume pressure, which ports are operating smoothly, and how many bookings are being rejected allows shippers to make more informed, and more profitable, decisions when negotiating with carriers.

Get Actionable Insights with Ocean Cargo Shipping Rates

It’s clear that shippers desperately need more information faster in order to adapt to unique global events and supply chain disruptions. SONAR Container Atlas provides shippers real-time market data from multiple sources, comparing it against client networks, to generate simple, actionable insights.

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. Container Atlas users can see how the total capacity dedicated to a lane changes over time, and how carriers respond to volume pressure in the near-term by accepting and rejecting bookings.

Lane-Level Intelligence Dashboard

Gain the clearest image of current carrier capacity by selecting the origin and destination ports. For example, use Yantian and Los Angeles, then isolate the date range. Ocean container volumes between the two ports are displayed, as well as the percentage of rejected bookings, average capacity on the lane, transit times, and booking lead times, giving a holistic view of market conditions.

Carrier Transit Time

Gauge the risk of pursuing the quickest transit time by comparing port-to-port average transit times and rate fluctuation over the most recent period. For example, select the origin point of Shenzhen with destination points in the United States. Isolate a near-term date range such as the latest month to see up-to-date transit day averages.

Global Port Conditions

Compare conditions holistically throughout other regions and contrast to historical conditions to see port-by-port congestion trends. Utilize the export country filter to select China. See how recent TEU and bookings data have fluctuated out of the country. Look at color-coded port-by-port rollover percentages.

Trans-Pacific Container Rates

Look at container spot rate trends on a region-to-region and port-to-port basis using the Ocean Container Rates tab. The featured graph populates to show historical rate data for the time period selected by the user. See demand flow on the trans-Pacific corridor using the Supply/Demand tab. Compare volume trends to rejected bookings to understand pressures on capacity and to determine which direction rates will move.

Best West Coast Port of Entry

Isolate ports of entry that are available for your operations. Check container dwell times at ports of discharge and delays along the way. 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.

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Container and Cargo Shipping Rates and Market Data

In times of extreme unpredictability and uncertainty, SONAR Container Atlas gives shippers the fastest and most comprehensive look at ocean markets available. Get multidimensional ocean market data to find the right partner and keep your freight moving smoothly. Find out where capacity is loosening first by watching all the twists and turns of the market using SONAR Container Atlas.

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