July 2022 Development Release: Empowering Business Users

Aug 03, 2022 Lilia Khovrak Lilia Khovrak

We appreciate your interest in SeaRates! Each month, we release new features and improvements. Subscribing to our SeaRates Blog Feed will notify you when a new release becomes available. 

The following are the most recent changes you should be aware of.


New version of the Booking System

We've developed a new version of our booking system to make it easier for customers to create bookings and book cargo via SeaRates. The following tabs are now accessible:

- Shipping instructions tab. In this tab, the booker may provide all of the required information for shipping instructions and eVGM. After completing all the required fields, the shipping instructions and eVGM documents are created in pdf and xlsx formats in the Documents tab. The documents may be viewed and downloaded.

- Payments tab. This tab enables Booker to pay online or by bank transfer. Additionally, this tab lists all paid invoices.

A timeline was added to the booking system, and the booking statuses were also changed.

In addition, we have created a tutorial for our customers that explains how to use our new booking system. Instruction may be found here.


Logistics Explorer API

We have updated the Logistics Explorer API documentation. It now describes how customers may use our API to get rates for various modes of transportation, such as sea, air, and land. Here you will find the updated documentation.


Booking API 

We are pleased to introduce a new API that allows you to book a shipment using the API. Here you'll find documentation.

Widget customization

Customers who use the web integration of our tools such as Ship Schedules, Container Tracking, and Logistics Explorer will now be able to customize the widget for just the tools they subscribe to and quickly integrate the settings for those tools into their website. In addition, you will be able to change the position of apps in the widget.


Updated pages 

We have updated pages such as Logistics Explorer and Cargo Insurance with new designs and added new contents.


And that's all for SeaRates' second summer update this year. Stay tuned for more!

August 3, 2022

The SeaRates Team

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.