As an iContainers customer, you have the advantage of being able to access your personalized shipping dashboard anytime you want. This includes viewing your booking history, saved shipping quotes, shipping statistics, and more. Given the complex world of ocean freight, these come in extremely handy especially if you’re a seasoned shipper. In this post, we will explain how you can make the most out of your personalized shipping dashboard.
This is what you should see when you’re at your iContainers shipping dashboard. A quick overview shows you your saved shipping quotes, latest bookings, and statistics.
Now, let’s go deeper into what you can do with statistics. Going under the ‘My statistics’ tab at the top brings you to the following page where you are able to view your shipment bookings data. These are sorted by number of bookings, TEUs, items, etc.
On the left, you can further break this down by specifying in the various drop down menus the type of data you’d like to analyze. Be it by shipment type LCL, FCL, or a specific shipper or consignee. Input your specified time period you’d like data for and the charts change according to what you require.
In the ‘My bookings’ section, you can more than just access your booking history. Filter them for a more specific search or type what you’re looking for in the corresponding boxes. This comes in especially handy if you’re looking to check, for example, bank details and billing addresses. With ‘View detail’, you can obtain a breakdown of each booking.
This is where the ‘view detail’ option takes you. From cargo type and Incoterm to container number, you can find all these information right here in your shipping dashboard. This is also where you would go to if you’d like to upload corresponding documents or download forms.
Any editing of information is also done through this page. These include changing shipping address, consignee name and contact, notify party details, etc. Plus, this tab also includes information from our Track & Trace feature (more on this later).
As its name suggests, under ‘My quotes’, you can view your previously saved quotes. And if you’d like to quote again to check for the latest prices, all you have to do is click ‘QUOTE AGAIN’. This way, we do away with the hassle of re-inputting the data. With one click, you can access the current and live prices from the carriers.
Earlier this year, we launched our new Track & Trace service. This allows shippers to locate their shipment status immediately without having to get in contact with their freight forwarder or shipping line. Plus, if you have bookings with various carriers, it does away with the trouble of going to different carrier sites to obtain the shipping status. Any route. Any booking. Any carrier.
Accessing your shipment status is as easy as going to the Track & Trace tab, locating the booking you want and clicking on the Track & Trace link. This then takes you to the selected shipment’s status, where you’re shown a graphic of your shipping status breakdown and timeline.
With this, you can visualize see your shipment’s departure date, current status, and estimated arrival date. This gives you a better overview of your logistics chain, and much more. It also allows you to anticipate any unexpected changes so that you can make alternative plans, if needed.
But that’s not all. With our comprehensive timeline, you can follow your shipment every step of the way. These includes a comprehensive and detailed breakdown of crucial milestones such as shipment departure and arrival. This is an example of what your shipping timeline would look like. Plus, receive updates on your shipment status _automatically! _Read more about our automatic notifications feature.
In short, your personalized shipping dashboard allows you to access your bookings, quotes, in a comprehensive and organized manner. Obtain your shipping history data from iContainers to better analyze your shipping history, trends, and needs.
Don’t forget to give our post on How to manage separate shipments painlessly a read!