E-Quote – Enjoy Predictable Shipment Pricing from FreightSmart
June 14, 2023 Blog

As a customer-centric organization, OOCL seeks to provide its customers with choices of service options to meet their varying needs. For this reason, our innovative online platform FreightSmart offers two types of quotation: E-Quote and E-Spot. 

E-Quote is an online quotation module that provides rates with longer validity. It offers rates valid on a port/ point pair over a period from two weeks to one month, making it suitable for customers who wish to plan bookings ahead for the longer term. With this option, customers can enjoy easier budgeting and forecasting of the predictability it provides.  

Regardless of whether you are looking for port to port or door to door, or other transportation combinations, E-Quote got your back. It also gives you a better overview of all applicable quotations and options of filters to refine the results that meet your shipping needs.  

A detailed breakdown of the rate is clearly laid out. To facilitate communication between cargo owners and their booking agents, users can share the quotations with their shipping partners. Price-related information, such as ocean freight rates and surcharges, and free time offers will be automatically masked from the rate sheet before being shared. The function allows users to assign their agents to create the bookings for them without revealing price details. 

E-Quote vs. E-Spot – What’s The Difference?

  • E-Quote offers quotations for more cargo types including Dangerous Goods at (comparatively) stable prices, which remain valid for a period. This certainty of pricing within the validity period makes E-Quote better suited for markets where immediate space and equipment commitment is a lower priority.  
  • E-Spot offers transactional spot freight pricing for General Cargo, Reefer Cargo, and Non-operating reefer (NOR), with space and equipment protection. It is more suitable for companies with lower freight density or consistency, such as those whose business is seasonal. It is also convenient to cover unexpected or last-minute shipments and for occasional volume spikes.  

E-Quote Makes Booking Easy

With E-Quote, all booking details are stored on one easily accessible platform which provides a comprehensive range of services to help you manage the entire shipping process. In particular, FreightSmart’s Cargo Tracking+ function gives you improved shipment visibility to lets you know where your cargo is at all times.

For additional convenience, FreightSmart links E-Quote to “My OOCL Centre” (MOC), which lets you manage all your OOCL shipments online and monitor all related interactions.

E-Quote – everything you need for shipment booking in one place on the FreightSmart platform – try it now!

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