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Portcast: Vendor Analysis — Cargo tracking solution overview, roadmap, competitors, tech selection tips, analyst summary

01/30/2023 By

This Spend Matters PRO Vendor Analysis provides an overview of Portcast and its solution for cargo tracking.

The modern supply chain is convoluted. Most goods making international journeys require frequent stops before arriving at their final destination. The more stops in a supply chain, the harder it becomes to track and monitor said goods. Without the effective monitoring of cargo, organizations can misplace products, miss SLAs and lose revenue.

Portcast exists to help mitigate this problem. The vendor uses AI to monitor cargo as it travels between ocean ports. Portcast uses economic indicators, weather reports, historical data and real-time port and carrier data to predict and track cargo demand, cargo arrival and port congestion. It is a data-first company that prides itself on near-instant updates and exceptional logistics visibility. This is a differentiator in a market where many data sources refresh once a day at most.

This Vendor Analysis also explores Portcast’s concept, its solution and its competitive landscape. It ends with tech selection tips and key analyst takeaways.

Here’s why Portcast matters:

  • To the market — Portcast can help Beneficial Cargo Owners (BCOs) and logistics companies maintain clean and accurate cargo data as well as manage demand. It also has the potential to assist procurement organizations that are looking for a deeper understanding of their supply chain.
  • To customers — Portcast operates globally and specializes in companies with ocean cargo movement. It enhances logistics visibility and provides intelligence insights.
  • To potential buyers — Portcast is a data-first company that is capable of using historical trends, real-time data and risk factors not only to track existing cargo but anticipate potential problems future cargo might face.

This Spend Matters PRO Vendor Analysis explains what makes Portcast different from other cargo tracking vendors, gives an overview of the vendor's capabilities and its competitors, provides tech selection tips and closes with key analyst takeaways.

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