Haven Platform Sells Ocean Capacity

containers

By MarEx 2015-05-29 20:12:03

Haven is an online marketplace that automates ocean freight shipping container reservations by providing direct access to guaranteed capacity. The platform, backed by venture capital, does not act as a freight forwarder, rather it automates ocean freight reservations for freight forwarders, shippers and shipping companies. 

Shippers can request quotes or bid for guaranteed shipping container capacity. They receive a more predictable supply chain, and ocean freight carriers receive the best price among bidders, says VP of business development, Renee DiResta.

“Haven maximizes revenue, lowers the cost of sales and increases yields through the sale of excess capacity,” says DiResta.

The billing system is transparent, she says. There are no more back-and-forth emails, faxes or phone calls. “There are no upfront costs, no subscription fees and no monthly commitment. Haven charges a clear transaction fee per container.”

Additionally, reservations are automatically booked into back-office platforms. 

Haven provides live spot rates, route utilization and port volume data. 

The organization has locations in Singapore and San Francisco. It spans trading operations globally and currently enables shippers to bid, buy and request quotes on over 1,500 ports.

What are the benefits of using Haven for shippers?

•    Save time and money normally spent seeking guaranteed space. Haven helps with the "heavy lifting" by eliminating the numerous emails and phone calls needed to secure a spot rate and guarantee your ocean carrier space.
•    Improve your freight procurement process and help maximize spot market visibility.
•    Access Haven's marketplace without a monthly commitment or any IT investment.
•    Receive rates with transparent invoicing and no hidden fees.
•    Integrate with industry leading portals to further enhance your shipping efficiencies.
•    Use multi-carrier schedules to help you choose best departure and arrival times.
•    Control costs while increasing productivity; make your company more competitive.
•    Stay focused on your core business.
•    Reduce the chance you will not be able to move your goods during peak shipping periods.

What are the benefits of using Haven for shipping companies?

•    Eliminate emails and phone calls from your quoting workflow.
•    Access Haven's marketplace without a monthly commitment or any IT investment.
•    List capacity free of charge.
•    Monetize capacity and acquire new customers without additional outbound sales.
•    Integrate with industry leading portals to further enhance your shipping efficiencies.
•    Control costs while increasing productivity; make your company more competitive.
•    Stay focused on your core business.

The platform is available here.

 

The products and services herein described in this press release are not endorsed by The Maritime Executive.