Forecasting and demand management

for cargo flows

Key Features

  • Forecast demand up to 3 months ahead for shipping lines and airlines
  • Flag unusual behaviour in booking patterns and customer profiles
  • Build your supply chain scenarios by customizing demand forecasts
  • Receive coverage of major trade lanes globally

Optimize asset utilization with dynamic Demand Forecasting

Current pricing processes are based on static data, which leads to to suboptimal revenue levels

By using our platform, you possess a real-time view of your booking patterns, customer profiles, external economic trends and seasonalities to make data-driven decisions

Move from manual forecasting and demand management on excel sheets to dynamic demand forecasts based on changes to external indicators in real-time

Achieve dynamic pricing, higher capacity utilization and efficient container repositioning with accurate demand forecasting done on a granular level

Proven with leading shipping lines and air cargo operators

Why Customers Like Us

Forecasting at every level

Demand is forecasted down to the port, airport and product level. By assessing a multitude of external factors, you can make proactive changes to maintain a lean supply chain

Data-driven demand planning

Plan ahead and maximize capacity utilisation with accurate data at your disposal. We forecast millions of time series on a weekly basis so that you can focus on making an impact

Deep domain knowledge

We created the platform in collaboration with the largest logistics asset owners in the world. Want to evaluate Golden week’s impact on demand or 11-11 sales surge patterns? Use Portcast demand forecast platform to automatically factor in thousands of logistics specific patterns

We take platform security very seriously

We created the whole platform with security in mind and follow best practices. On top of that, we are ISO27001 certified and we perform third party penetration tests annually.

Collaborate and build scenarios

Easily collaborate with your team to create scenarios on how pricing and capacity changes impact the demand forecast. We provide a full version control system so that you can keep track of all different scenarios and consolidate different scenarios 

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Case Study

Cargo Demand Forecasting for a Global Shipping Line

Client: Global shipping line

The Challenge: Improve capacity utilization and price effectively

Solution: Dynamic demand forecasting

0.5% – 3% Revenue Increase

With access to information such as load factors, capacity shortfall and booking trends, the client was able to make better pricing and capacity decisions

>100,000 Hours Saved p.a.

By moving away from spreadsheets to the platform, efficiency improved dramatically. Updates to demand predictions and data are found in one place

Better Frequency and Granularity of Predictions

Demand predictions are made on every level- region, country, port, service and product. Daily (air cargo) and weekly (ocean cargo) forecasts are one click away

Improved Customer Service and Sustainability

Using our predictive software led to better yield management and load factors. In addition, the client was able to carry out sustainable asset repositioning

Our Process

1

Request a Demo

We will contact you within 48 hours to set you up a timeslot for us to run through the demo together.
2

Discover our Features

Test our solution to optimise capacity allocation, set better pricing and asset repositioning for any port in the voyage.
3

Integrate Portcast

Be part of a paradigm shift in how logistics operates.
Cargo Demand Forecasting
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