Kuehne + Nagel (K&N) have launched eShipAsia – an online logistics platform enabling Intra-Asia shippers to optimise every shipment instantly based on the route, transit time and cost.

The eShipAsia platform connects shippers to 20 countries, and can compare sailing schedules and rates between 2,220 port pairs, 7,500 service loops and 54 underlying carriers. Filters are available to allow users to fine-tune their search results.

Instant quotations are provided with full transparency on surcharges and these can either be saved or booked immediately by customers. A range of ‘smart templates’ is also included to eliminate data replication in the booking process, and the automatic rate renewals help users save time on procurement.

The advanced online track and trace features allow users to stay informed on their shipment status anytime, anywhere. A dedicated team of local operations specialists is also available to provide offline support.

“As one of the largest trades in the world, the Intra-Asia trade is a highly dynamic and fragmented market, characterised by transactional business models. This makes it challenging and time-consuming for shippers to find and procure the best transport options,” said Casper Ellerbaek, Senior Vice President of Seafreight for Kuehne + Nagel Asia Pacific.

eShipAsia is an extension of Kuehne + Nagel’s online explore, quote, book and track capabilities and is fully integrated with myKN.

“Users from our pilot testing reaffirmed that eShipAsia enables them to make better and faster decisions as the platform optimises their Intra-Asia shipments based on the route, transit time and costs,” said Jens Drewes, President for Kuehne + Nagel Asia Pacific.

The eShipAsia platform is currently being offered in Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Japan, Vietnam, Indonesia, South Korea and Greater China, and is available in local languages.

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