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How Geoman.io helps to improve global trade πŸš’βš“πŸš›πŸŒπŸ“¦


More than 90% of world trade is shipped by over a million seafarers onboard over 50,000 merchant vessels. As the symbol for globalization, ocean freight continues to grow, bringing benefits for consumers and business around the world at unbeatable cost and emissions per unit shipped.

Cargo vessels are sophisticated high value assets which cost up to US $200 million to build and several millions to operate. The latest container vessels, for example can carry around 20,000 TEU (twenty-foot equivalent unit) full of cargo. Multiple parties are interested in knowing both, where a cargo vessel is at the moment as well as where a it is expected to be at any given time in the future.

Shipping companies need sound information about current and future vessel whereabouts to improve planning and execution of operational, commercial and customer service activities. The cargo owners and their logistic partners need the same to plan and adapt their supply chains.

Container terminals mapped and described with Geoman.io
Container terminals mapped and described with Geoman.io

Geoman.io helps shipping and logistic companies as well as many application providers to describe where ports, terminals and other areas of interest are located in order to enable descriptive as well as predictive visibility for journey, arrival and departure events as well as monitoring and notification against certain milestones and anomalies.


Find out how Geoman can help your business manage, visualize and distribute your geospatial data faster, more efficient and convinient.