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Issues and Challenges

Managing ocean and air shipments in a global environment is always challenging and with fluctuating fuel costs, international transportation budgets are under constant pressure. International shipping has always been an expensive proposition and now it is critical to leverage accurate, real-time rating, routing and carrier information so you can streamline the flow of your shipment execution and maximize margins.

Companies are consistently challenged with changing air and ocean rates due to carrier surcharges and general rate increases (GRIs). These changes are dynamic by shipping lane, carrier and other factors that can dominate a transportation staff's time. In addition to the rates, the complexity of surcharges and accessorials makes it difficult to calculate a complete final cost for an international shipment.


How Amber Road Can Help

Amber Road's Global Knowledge® enables effective carrier rate management, calculation and carrier contract management, resulting in improved route selections, carrier selections and international freight rate audit accuracy. In addition, each rate is linked to applicable accessorials, including fuel and security surcharges, to calculate an accurate and full bottom-line total shipment cost. Amber Road also supports pickup and delivery add-on rates and accessorials to calculate total shipment costs from door-to-door.


Highlighted Capabilities
  • Use one centralized system to access up-to-date airfreight, ocean rate and service information including contracted rates, tariff rates, rate agreements, internal sell rates and spot rates
  • Retrieve and compare rates across weight tiers, ULD types, carriers and services
  • Identify rates for a shipment with multiple units of differing dimensions and weights or ULD types
  • Calculate full bottom-line ocean and air shipment costs that include all applicable accessorials to accurately compare alternative services by provider, point pair, commodity, hazardous designation, flight and date
Global Knowledge®

Global Knowledge®

Organizations buying or selling goods globally are overwhelmed with complexity. And the mountain of legalese and red tape required to establish and maintain compliance with government regulations.

Amber Road maintains the most comprehensive and robust database of global trade content, government regulations, and international business rules available today. We cover over 170 countries, roughly 98% of world trade making our trade content and content management process the best in the industry. We call it Global Knowledge® and it’s tightly integrated within our suite of global trade management software.



"As a multinational technology leader, screening is critical to our business. We selected Amber Road to help us comply with global export regulations because of its complete and up-to-date list coverage."


Director, Regulatory Compliance and Senior Counsel
Intelsat, Ltd.


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