Kuehne + Nagel Platform to Become Smart Gateway


Kuehne + Nagel has announced that it is expanding its digital seafreight platform, Sea Explorer, into a smart gateway for all liner services in the container shipping industry.

Connecting over a thousand ports worldwide through a path finding algorithm, Sea Explorer provides digitally enabled service insights to the world’s largest seafreight service network.

With the implementation of new service connections and transhipments, Kuehne + Nagel is extending its service to even more ports.

According to a statement, Sea Explorer users can find, compare, and visualise shipment options across carriers.

Realistic lead times on direct services can be compared with announced transit times from carriers, while data-driven insights unlock new possibilities for more reliable and sustainable supply chain planning.

Alex Goussiatiner overviews the sea-freight automation framework in a recent Port Technology technical paper

Information on services is validated by more than 200 million data sets per day, gathered from sources such as AIS (Automated Identification System) and Kuehne + Nagel’s operational systems.

Otto Schacht, Member of the Managing Board of Kuehne + Nagel responsible for Seafreight, said: “This extension takes Sea Explorer to the next level and complements Kuehne + Nagel’s intelligent seafreight offering. It is the smart platform for all liner services in container shipping.

“With powerful features, like comparing realistic lead times for direct services and an intuitive navigation, customers will be able to unlock new opportunities for their day-to-day operations. 

“For the first time a platform provides full visibility on CO2 emissions across carrier and individual services.”

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