Routescanner, the route planning tool for containerised transport, has launched a new, interactive service during Smart Freight Week in Amsterdam. Now users can plot out optimised routes on a dashboard based on a combination of lead times, carbon emissions, reliability, frequencies and the number of transshipments.

Shippers and freight forwarders from across the globe use the online container shipping platform to find the best routes for their situation and make direct contact with operators. Large deep sea operators and nearly all inland waterway, rail and shortsea logistics operators in Europe share their commercial traffic data with the platform. Each day, Routescanner processes more than 750,000 schedules and timetables from a network spanning more than 4,500 terminals.

Balanced optimisation
“Thanks to our carefully curated database, we are now well-placed to move forward,” explains Chantal Gouka, Managing Director of Routescanner. “Carbon emissions reporting for containerised transport is not a goal in itself, because supply chain optimisation always involves multiple factors. Our new service enables users to mix the various factors autonomously and interactively to achieve an optimised result that balances the interests of various departments. Move Beyond Reporting.”

Routescanner can, of course, also be used to produce carbon emissions reports, as the platform was recently accredited for compliance with the Global Logistics Emissions Council (GLEC) standard. This is one of the leading internationally recognised methods for harmonised calculation and reporting of the CO2 footprint of logistics operations in a multimodal supply chain.

Source: Routescanner