Kuehne+Nagel has announced a real-time container tracking feature in its myKN online platform citing the "absolute necessity" of such in supply chain management amid current congestion and capacity constraints.


In a statement, it said that the new Container Dashboard in Kuehne+Nagel's myKN online platform harnesses data of a geo system cloud solution to allow customers to track all their containers in real-time.


It also reduces manual effort in identifying milestones and current deviations from the planned schedule.


K+N noted that the feature also increases accuracy and productivity by eliminating previous white spots in supply chain transparency but also enables early preventive measures for the cargo.


Multiple data sources for increased accuracy


"The Container Dashboard is part of Kuehne+Nagel’s digital solution myKN," the global transport and logistics company said.


It added that notifications on the next milestones, such as pick-up or departure, improve the transparency of the customer's door-to-door transport chain — and this includes pre- and on-carriage, demurrage and detention, as well as transshipments.


"A new user interface lists container flows and dwell times and highlights deviations from the initial carrier schedule. Long-term analytics allow customers to reorganise routes that consistently exceed dwell times," it further said.


Kuehne+Nagel went on to note that the underlying real-time geo system collects and includes telemetry and multiple internal and external industry data sources, such as carrier data, terminal information, route maps, and vessel trackers, to improve the accuracy of the estimated time of arrival.


"To meet the demands of today's markets, shipping visibility must enable logistics operators to detect exceptions in real time and take preventive action before an order is disrupted. The Container Dashboard gives our customers an unparalleled edge in exception management," said Otto Schacht, Member of the Management Board of Kuehne+Nagel International AG, responsible for Sea Logistics.


"Backed by Kuehne+Nagel's global network, which offers a wide range of alternative shipping options, our expert teams can react and reschedule faster in case of route plan deviations or delays. This development is in line with our Roadmap 2026, which aims to strategically expand Kuehne+Nagel's digital ecosystem," he added.