SeaRates Updates - Week 51, 2020

We're always working to improve your experience with SeaRates' products and services. Here are the latest updates you need to know about.

Logistics Explorer

We have simplified the booking process on Logistics Explorer. Follow these steps to find the best rates and book your transportation:

1)    Specify the place of origin, the place of destination, and the date when the cargo will be ready, then click on the Search button 

We've improved autocomplete for each country. You can now see the country, ports, and their locations on the map.

2) Select the rate you are interested in and the services you need, click on the “Book Now” tab. If you cannot find a suitable rate, you can request a quote from our team

Search rates

3) Check shipment information and add the required services

To keep your account manager informed, input the additional information (phone number, product name, shipment details, etc.). 

4) Your booking is now complete and can be reviewed in your Virtual Office. Your account manager will also contact you to confirm details.

The Virtual Office interface is also updated and you can now view information on bookings, transportation costs, and lists of essential documents.  

We will also be introducing new transportation services to the Logistics Explorer, including dry ports, door-to-door, and barge fees. 

Load Calculator API page

The Load Calculator API page has been updated so you can now search through documentation easily and find answers to your queries. 

To find out more about our tools, please contact customer support. 

Tracking System API

This week, we’ve made improvements to the way we work with numerous shipping lines, including ONE, Hyundai, COSCO, and Trans Asian Shipping Services.

We also carried out technical work related to COSCO. While the functions are stable, you may receive an incomplete response about events. 

We are working to improve the services for this shipping line.


Plans & Pricing

We have updated our Plans & Pricing options and we now have three plans for freight forwarders:

  • Standard DFA
  • Premium DFA
  • Vendor

The Vendor plan is available to freight forwarders who are not DF Alliance members but would like to try SeaRates’ tools and features. 

Visit our website to learn more about the benefits of each plan 

Growth of the Digital Freight Alliance

DF Alliance members have access to a global freight forwarding network that allows them to expand opportunities for their business and meet freight partners from all over the world. The DF Alliance now has 906 members.

The DF Alliance members continue to provide positive feedback on the services available through the Alliance.

Upcoming updates

Ship Schedules

We are working on  filters to streamline your schedule searches, including by:  

  • Shipping line 
  • Departure
  • Arrival




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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.