Ocean Freight Sourcing Optimization and Automation

Boost efficiency and agility in ocean logistics procurement.

Keelvar helps buyers of ocean freight transportation optimize their award decisions and add intelligent sourcing automation to the mix.

The result? You increase speed and scalability to support annual carrier negotiations, as well as swiftly adjust to ongoing changes in the global shipping market.

The sourcing of ocean freight transport has some unique challenges for companies seeking to move goods along global shipping lanes. Competition from carriers on rates is often high on many lanes, so buyers benefit from Keelvar’s optimization and intelligent automation solutions that help them be more efficient in their annual and ongoing year-round negotiations.

Keelvar also helps our ocean freight buyers reduce business risk, increase savings potential, and improve tracking and forecasting of all negotiations.

Speed & Simplify Ocean Freight Sourcing With Automation

Keelvar’s Ocean Freight Sourcing Bot helps buyers save time and be more strategic with intelligent automation. See the Bot in action in this 4-minute video.

Spot bidding events launched in minutes

Sourcing event triggering based on market conditions and demand

Sourcing event creation automated from your existing RFP templates

Event lifecycle management and auto-piloting

Carrier invitations and recommendations

Carrier and buyer messaging and feedback

Carrier bid input control and validation

Review of bid and optimized award scenarios

Negotiation traceability and compliance

AI that learns and improves over time

Why Keelvar for Ocean Freight Logistics Procurement?

Keelvar offers an industry-recognized combination of sourcing optimization and intelligent automation that is proving its value for our ocean sourcing customers. Our unique advantages in this category:

Automation of optimization event startup and workflows to advanced AI-powered Ocean Sourcing Bots.

Experienced professional services team to help with Ocean bid event on-boarding and success.

Scalability range to support frequent Ocean spot bids to large, complex annual RFPs.

Ocean Sourcing Complexities Get Optimized

Keelvar helps ocean freight buyers make optimal decisions given a range of category-driven price and non-price inputs, including:

Number of potential carriers

Size of spend

Number of lanes

Alternative lanes

Capacity requirements (FCL/LCL)

Capacity constraints and excess TEUs

Pricing granularity, such as by collecting and analyzing port-to-port, door-to-door, pre-carriage, on carriage, post-carriage options

Rate fluctuations, surcharges, and short rate

Validity periods

Vessel type

Cargo handling requirements

Transit times

CO2 emissions

Service reliability

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