SeaRates Updates - Week 31, 2020

Jul 31, 2020 Lilia Khovrak Lilia Khovrak

This week there are some interesting features that have appeared on the platform, as well as debugging and optimization of some existing products and elements. Thank you for helping us to move forward with your feedback, the letters we receive, and the clarifying information that helps to make the products flawless and to change the global approach to cargo transportation.

Please read the previous updates here


All Shipping Leads

Good news for our customers: we have redesigned our functionality. The new design of buttons, icons, and new colors on the page. Now, this tool has become not only convenient to use but also beautiful. Have time to check it and see it here.



New design of email and system notifications

You may have noticed come in a new, more concise layout, which allows you not to miss important information, and does not go beyond the boundaries of your mail. Now, when you pay for the order, you will receive a notification and all payment details by email.


Tracking System

The long-awaited news for many users and customers, and great news for partners using tracking on their website - which came in a free update. Now SeaRates tracking supports the 20 shipping lines.

Nice news for developers using the tracking API for third-party products, their own ERP- and TMS-systems, as well as for the execution of projects of other customers. Optimized and improved the performance of the new location module. Made minor improvements to API documentation (added 2 new event codes - Land Transshipment (LTS), Barge Transshipment (BTS)) and updated the list of supported shipping lines. Made minor improvements to work with COSCO, CMA CGM, APL, MSC, OOCL, ZIM, Hapag Lloyd, Hamburg Sud, Yang Ming. There are also a lot of bug fixes and other smaller improvements coming your way, to make the Tracking System experience even more enjoyable than it already is.


On requests of API connection please write to us to, and your personal manager will help with integration.

Digital Freight Alliance development

New members from Pakistan and Monaco joined us this week. 106 members from 43 countries have already joined the DFA.

It's very pleasant to get positive feedback from members starting their journey with the logistics network of the new generation. 

Stay tuned for DFA updates on LinkedIn and Twitter.

Updates Pending

Load Calculator

Load Calculator is one of the classic SeaRates applications. It allows you to find the optimal loading plan of the vehicle in just a few steps, taking into account all the physical and geometric characteristics of the cargo. The tool supports the function of palletizing and all the main parameters. 

In development: improving the loading algorithm. The algorithm allows you to load billions of boxes, barrels in a matter of seconds. As a result of all the improvements, it will be possible to stuff millions of containers in a matter of seconds.


See manual for Stuffing Calculator.

Cargo Wizard 

Good news for those looking forward to a new version of Cargo Wizard. It will be possible to add products without packaging soon. Unpackaged products are bulk cargo  or bulky but light products (sawdust) for the transportation of which the user can specify tonnes or volume in m3.

In development: functionality for the transportation of goods by such types of packaging as barrels, sacks, and big-bags.

Now the documents comply with international standards and you can put your electronic signature.

Ship Schedules

Fixed issues with the Yang Ming shipping line. Caching system development started. We regularly update our tools to fix bugs, improve performance, add new features, and repairs to the space-time continuum.

If you have other suggestions to improve the functionality, you would like to subscribe to one of the available services, or you are interested in the integration of ready-made solutions for your business - write to us at

We invite you to join our open group for communication on international transport activities, as well as our Telegram channel for shipping innovations and industry updates - join us now!

And that‘s it for today. We're now in the middle of the year and long-awaited features just around the corner. We go back to the dungeons and continue working on you-know-what (and not only that). Stay tuned!

Lilia Khovrak is a professional content manager from Odessa, Ukraine. Loves life by the sea. Dreams to see Paris and eat a croissant on the thresholds of Notre Dame de Paris. Hates to read meaningless articles.