The 8 biggest challenges of a shipping company

The operation of a shipping company is complex. It is often challenging to bring the logistical process both financially and operationally under control. As a shipping company you may experience this at a smaller or larger scale.

Do you recognize the following?

  • You lack the insight to decide which cargo to prefer at a given time in order to load the ship in the most profitable manner.
  • You sometimes have to contend with a backlog in the management of your manifest, from which it is not possible to properly check the correctness of the settlement with agents.
  • You would like to manage costs, but you can’t compute all the costs around the globe.
  • If invoices have not yet been received, it will be difficult to present a realistic forecast of the financial expectations.
  • For a vessel/voyage, a harbour, or a type of cargo, you wish to produce reports based on operational as well as financial transactions.
  • You want to enter into vessel sharing agreements but are unable to input these properly into your systems.
  • You take on abnormal freight for ship’s convenience, thereby running up against your systems’ limitations.
  • You are unable to properly report what is earned with a specific service, voyage or transport leg.

Ultimate Software’s FlexShip provides the solution for all of this.

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