Advanced Ocean Tracking

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Learn how Descartes Advanced Ocean Tracking can help minimize detention and demurrage charges
Learn how detailed ocean status updates can automate processes and boost customer service.

Achieve Complete Ocean Shipment Visibility for Freight Forwarders & Customs Brokers

Gain Insight on the Location of All Shipments at Every Stage of the Ocean Journey with Any Bill of Lading (BoL)

Provide Customers with Continuous Status and ETA Updates

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Buyer's Guide:
What to Look for in a Best-In-Class Ocean Visibility Solution

Advanced Ocean Tracking Buyer's Guide

Connect with 70+ Ocean Carriers & 500+ Ports/Terminals Worldwide
See the List of Connected Parties

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With 53% of Logistics Service Providers stating that better tracking and carrier connectivity is needed to improve efficiency, Descartes Advanced Ocean Tracking™ has you covered!

Providing Customers with On-demand Access to Shipment & Customs Clearance Status

Achieving advanced ocean freight tracking and sea freight tracking with Descartes
Receive ocean status updates directly in forwarder back-office systems

Today’s customers expect to view the status of their shipments on-demand. They also want to know if a shipment has cleared customs, its security filing status, or if a shipment is at risk of a delay. Descartes Customer Visibility for LSPs provides on-demand, web-based access of shipment statuses across all modes of transport including ocean visibility and air visiblity. Customers can access their ocean shipment tracking status from any device all in a secure, white-labelled format. Descartes ocean freight tracking is changing how LSPs provide customer visibility to drive-up service levels and better compete

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Delivering smarter solutions for nearly 100,000 customers and 85,000 contract carriers

C.H. Robinson uses Descartes to populate internal systems with carrier data


Why Logistics Service Providers (LSPs) Use Descartes Advanced Ocean Freight Visibility Technology

Customer Visibility
Provide customers with shipment status & locations as well as customs status updates

The Descartes Difference 

Descartes allows logistics service providers to connect to the broadest range of carriers and ports worldwide. It is our deep domain expertise and enriched data set as part of the Descartes Global Logistics Network™ that sets Descartes apart.

Achieve superior event management and provide customers with more robust ocean shipment status alerts with Descartes Advanced Ocean Tracking. Seamlessly add-on services, such as customs brokerage and shipment management, as business expands.

Expanding into New Industries with Descartes Advanced Ocean Container Visibility Solution

Consolidating Ocean Carrier Updates to Deliver Exceptional Customer Service


Exceeding Customer Expectations with Descartes Sea Cargo Tracking Solution

Improving Efficiency with Descartes Advanced Ocean Tracking


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