User Guide: Interactive Schedule

Interactive Schedule provides you with your individual schedule information customized to your transport request. You may select any start and end point in combination with departure / arrival dates.

In general, the proposed routings consist of the combination of several basic sections, which describe the possible links between two points, including the mode of transport to be used and the resulting transit time. Summing up, inland legs are considered as well as combinations of different schedule voyages.

A routing must include at least one main ocean section and can also include a pre- and on-carriage. Pure domestic routings will not be considered.

This service does not require a former registration on our website.

If you do not have all authorizations for the services above you can request them via My Account. More information on how to request your authorizations you find within this User Guide in the section My Account.

Screen area: Search criteria

Entry field: Start Location / End Location

Location from which your transport starts / ends no matter if it is a sea port or inland location. While typing the list of proposed locations will be adjusted to your input.

A minimum of three letters is required for the type ahead function to propose a suitable location entry.

Entry field: Start Date / End Date

The earliest possible date / latest possible date at which your transport may start. In case of carriers haulage (CH), this is the date at which the full container handover takes place. In case of merchant haulage (MH), this is the departure / arrival date from the merchant haulage handover point (normally vessel departure from the first port / vessel arrival at last port).

The date is preset with current date. You can change it to your desired start date which may not be set beyond 12 months ahead, respectively 6 months into history.

Start Date and End Date must not be more than 3 months apart.

Entry field: Weeks

The number of weeks after the Start Date your transport may start at the latest.The possible range is 1 - 6 weeks. By default 4 weeks are taken into account.

Radio button: Received / Delivered at your door (CH), Received / Delivered at container terminal (MH)

By default selection, the customer is responsible for the transport from the next carriers ramp. If you want to change that to your desired location then select 'Received / Delivered at your door'.

Carriers haulage (CH) results in an additional leg for container transport from the customer´s premises or packing station.

Entry field: Via 1 / Via 2

Here you can provide the Via Locations in addition if necessary. These locations are included within the routing at any section except the Start and End Location.

Check box: Optimize routing for reefer equipment

If this checkbox is marked, the proposed routing results will focus on services with appropriate reefer capabilities.

Screen area: List of Routing

Table of Routing alternatives

In this table you find a list of proposed routing alternatives according to the entered search criteria and sorted according to optimal costs (sorted according to best optimization aspects).
The number of proposed routings to be listed is up to 8.

Routings are shown in groups. Each group shows the system-preferred routing option for the period of time selected. Each subsequent group shows the next preferred routing option.

Within the groups, the proposed routings will be sorted by

   1. Departure date (earliest first) and  
   2. Arrival date (earliest first).

Column: Start Location / End Location

Name and country code of the Start / End Location in case the first / last routing section is not a vessel leg. The planned departure / arrival date is shown in addition.

It may be hidden if all proposed routings directly start with a vessel leg.

Column: Port of Loading / Port of Discharge

Name and country code of the first Port of Loading (port of first vessel leg) / last Port of Discharge (port of last vessel leg). The planned departure / arrival date is shown in addition.

Column: Transshipments

The figure in this column indicates the number of transhipments required to cover your selected route.

Column: Vessels / Voyages / Services

The proposed vessels / voyages / services are listed and if relevant, connected to the Interactive Service Finder.

Column: Transit Time (days)

The figure in this column indicates the total transit time of the whole routing. Transit time of each individual route section as well as dwell times at terminals are taken into account. In case a route section is based on a specific schedule, the transit time of such specific schedule is taken into account; otherwise the standard transit time for this route segment is used.

Button: Book Now

In order to book a transport with the selected routing press Book Now. You will be asked to add the corresponding details for the transport which may also be completed later.


Screen area: Routing details

List of Routing Details

In this table you find details for each routing alternative. The locations, respectively the route sections which start at this location, are listed line per line with their routing data (Vessel / mode of transport, dates, ..). A routing can consist of at least 1 and at most 9 sections.

Column: Location

Name of the location where either the terminal, packing station or customer´s premises is located.

Column: Arrival / Departure

Planned arrival date / departure at this location

Column: Vessel / Mode of transport

This column shows either the selected mode of transport or, for a concrete schedule, the name of the vessel. For vessel legs without a concrete schedule, 'Vessel TBA' is shown (to be announced).
Possible modes of transports are:

  • Truck
  • Rail
  • Waterway
  • Combined Rail
  • Combined Waterway

Column: Voyage

The schedule voyage number is shown for identification.

Column: Service

For vessel legs with an already existing schedule the service code (shipsystem) is shown. In addition, a link to the corresponding map in the Interactive Service finder is provided.

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