Carrier Allocation

Ocean Forecasting & Planning

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Carrier Allocation is revolutionizing ocean forecasting.

The standard process of forecasting to ocean carriers is a highly manual, time-consuming process that can be disrupted by a number of factors such as port congestion, delays, severe weather, customs regulations, or unexpected events. Carrier Allocation was developed with the largest shipper in the world.  Now the platform is available to any shipper who would like to bring efficiency to their ocean management.

 

 

 

The First of its Kind

Once all the key data points have been entered into the platform, we help our customers establish dynamic operating rules to navigate common market disruptions such as port congestion, delays, severe weather, customs regulations, or unexpected events. By pre-determining your response to these scenarios you can respond and adjust your plan quickly. Lastly, our platform will generate a forecasting cadence that works optimally for shippers, carriers and forwarders alike.

Neutrality & Data Privacy

Though Carrier Allocation was developed by Expeditors, it is a neutral platform that is available to all shippers. All data is private and exclusive. Access to the platform requires user authorization. We understand that when it comes to business, privacy is of the utmost importance. That's why we've made sure our platform is completely secure and confidential - so you can rest easy knowing your data is always in good hands.

Carrier Allocation Platforms

Smart Planning

By investing in smart planning you can mitigate the extra expenses associated with premium contracts, charters, air freight, change fees and market disruptions. 

The planning process can now evolve from highly manual, time-consuming steps with countless spreadsheets to a centralized platform accessible by all stakeholders.

Collaborative

Carrier Allocation serves as a single collaborative platform for all stakeholders: shippers, carriers, forwarders, and vendors.

This allows planning to evolve past the inbox, reducing the burdens of miscommunication and redundant information. A centralized platform that’s updated in real time ensures that all stakeholders have access to the latest version of the forecasting plan.

Carrier Agnostic

Carrier Allocation is an accessible, industry standard tool.  All ocean carriers will benefit from proactively developing an ocean forecasting plan that allows them to utilize their capacity with maximum efficiency. 

  • Available to all ocean carriers
  • All alliance carriers are currently operating in the tool
  • Annual average volume planned over 1 million FEUs

Secure Carrier Capacity

The Carrier Allocation platform has streamlined the ocean forecasting and allocation process by leveraging technology, digitizing data and providing an automated process for carriers to receive requests and confirm capacity commitments in return.

Improve Lead Time Precision

Carrier Allocation ensures goods are arriving where they need to be, when they need to be there. Shippers can precisely manage the flow of their goods between congested and free flowing ports by responding to the varying complexities at origins and destinations. We can help shippers avoid delays, disruptions and disappointing their customers.

Manage Freight Spend

Are you getting the capacity you paid for? Our platform not only helps forecast and manage allocations but leverages the collected data to provide your team the ability to determine if you are on track with your projected transportation spend. This will also improve overall freight planning and supply chain optimization.

Easily React to Market Disruption

Carrier Allocation helps our customers establish dynamic operating rules to navigate common market disruptions such as port congestion, delays, severe weather, customs regulations, or other unexpected events.

By pre-determining your response to these scenarios you can respond and adjust your plan quickly. Lastly, our platform will generate a forecasting cadence that works optimally for shippers, carriers and forwarders alike.

Podcast

Episode 21 | Digital Solutions: Carrier Allocation

Continuing a series of discussions around visibility and technology supporting it, Senior Manager of Carrier Allocation Staci Alalem-Clark talks about capacity planning for ocean shipments and how this historically manual process is being changed by software to provide stronger visibility and flexibility for shippers.