Users offered new reports and access to capacity detail across all trade lanes.
Analysis by Eric Johnson
American Shipper liner research affiliate ComPair Data
has vastly expanded the range of tools available to its users.
The new tools include, most notably, the ability to instantly generate online reports in HTML format, enabling subscribers to quickly access capacity levels on virtually every global trade lane.
The data can still be downloaded into spreadsheet form, but the new upgrade allows for critical industry information to be viewable in a broader range of formats.
Aside from improvements from an ease-of-use perspective, the new system also houses a host of new functionalities, including:
- Vessel Deployment Report — Provides the ability to compare a shipping line’s vessel deployment patterns on specific trades at regular intervals over the past three years. This new function can also be used to compare different lines’ deployment patterns on various trades against one another. As an example, a user could see how APL’s vessel deployment on the Asia-to-Oceania trade has varied monthly over the last three years, and then compare that to one of APL’s alliance partners, or to another lines outside its alliance.
- Trade Route Splits Report — Gives a breakdown of a line’s allocated capacity by trade route on a specific date. Users can see which trades are most important to a specific line by seeing what percentage of its global allocated capacity is dedicated to certain routes. For instance, as of Feb. 5, 56 percent of the weekly allocated capacity provided by Hanjin Shipping on vessels it operates was tied to the transpacific trade (including 46 percent on the Asia-North America West Coast two-way trade).
- Transit Analysis Report — Allows a user to quickly view the characteristics of all of the services provided by all carriers between two ports, most importantly the advertised transit times of the various services. So, for example, a user can see how many services connect Ningbo and Oakland, which carriers or alliances are operating those services, and then compare the transit times between the two ports among the services offered. The report also includes direct links to the carriers’ schedules for the corresponding services. In this example, ComPair Data shows four services linking those two ports, as of Feb. 5, with transit times ranging from 15 days on China Shipping’s AAC service to 22 days on the Grand Alliance’s CCX service.
Reports from the new system can be generated on an alliance-wide or single operator basis, or users can select their own subset of carriers to compare. Previous functionalities, including the core reports on deployed vessel capacity and allocated capacity by trade lane, are still available as well.
|Sources: BlueWater Reporting
For a list of trade lanes covered by ComPair Data, go to https://www.compairdata.com/TR_Scope_new.asp
. For more information on the new functions or to subscribe, go to www.ComPairData.com
or call (800) 874-6422.