How eShipAsia can help you navigate your supply chain through the Coronavirus pandemic

March 2020

With the spread and impact of COVID-19 rapidly developing, we are socially responsible for ensuring the wellbeing of our employees, colleagues and loved ones. Meanwhile, we also need to keep cargo moving to support the impacted communities in an environment characterised by capacity constraints, changes in supply and demand and operational bottlenecks.

Trade volumes are heavily impacted by significant reduced operating capacity and decline in demand. Governments are enforcing stringent measures to minimise and delay the spread of COVID-19. Carriers are blanking sailings to adjust their network to the new normal and companies across Asia are implementing their Business Continuity Plans.

While it is unclear when and how fast supply and demand will recover, it is clear that the situation across Asia is subject to rapid changes. The ability to react to these changes in a flexible and agile manner is, therefore, critical to supply chain robustness.

However, it is becoming increasingly difficult for shippers to stay in close contact with their logistics providers. Likewise, it is equally challenging for logistics providers to communicate effectively with their vendors and internal stakeholders. This influences response time and the ability of many logistics providers to provide shippers with the solutions they require to meet their ever-changing business needs.

eShipAsia is here to help you mitigate the impact of the Coronavirus on your supply chain:

1. Full visibility on available sailing schedules

With eShipAsia, you can perform Intra-Asia ocean freight and schedule comparisons across various shipping lines instantly, in real-time.

Our product is continuously reviewed by our dedicated team of experts to ensure our site always reflect the latest sailing schedules and equipment availability status.

You can fine-tune your search based on the following criteria to find the best possible solution:

  • Transit time
  • Container Yard (CY) closing date
  • Estimated Time of Departure (ETD)
  • Estimated Time of Arrival (ETA) and
  • Routing


2. Instant quotations

Once you find a product that meets your business needs, you can either proceed to book straight away or save your quote and return to make the booking at a more convenient time.

eShipAsia quotations provide a detailed breakdown of the applicable charges, allowing you to instantly calculate your total landed costs (excluding tax and levies).


3. Book and secure space

Our simplified booking form interfaces directly with most carrier systems to avoid mistakes and minimise delays in obtaining your booking confirmation.


4. Track your shipment online

Shipment information is directly available through our online track-and-trace feature so you can track your shipments and stay updated from pick-up to delivery. You can set up push notifications to receive updates and share your shipment information with customers or colleagues in real-time.


5. Offline support

eShipAsia’s dedicated, local customer service experts continuously track the progress of your shipment against critical milestones. Potential disruptions to your supply chain will be proactively identified and resolved.

Kuehne + Nagel’s extensive network, advanced transport management system and digital collaboration tools ensure that our staff are always fully connected and accessible, even when working remotely.



Be prepared. Be agile. Be in control. Start using eShipAsia now

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