dbh integrates Linescape Sailing Schedules

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Bremen ports Ship Information System (SIS) extended by worldwide sailing lists


Burlingame, CA – January 8, 2013 - Linescape, the California-based provider of containership sailing schedules, is supplying daily updated data feeds comprising over 120 carriers, more than 10,000 ships and 3,000 ports to freight forwarders all over the world. This data will now be available via “SIS”, the Bremen ports Ship Information System.

This is possible thanks to the cooperation between Linescape and the SIS provider, dbh logistics IT AG. The integration of Linescape data into the Bremen system was achieved by jointly adopting the EDI interfaces. In this way, a solution was created with little effort, that represents a significant added value for SIS users.

"With the integration of Linescape's sailing schedules, we are pleased to offer to our customers an additional benefit," said Bernd Huckschlag, Head Port Solutions at dbh. "Terminals, freight forwarders and other companies involved in import-export can save a lot of time and money. Since access to the data can be achieved without any technical adaptations, users benefit directly from this integration".

SIS users can make use of the extension immediately. The Linescape data will be available in the same format as the ships data from SIS and can be read into any software used by customers. No interface adjustments are needed. All data will be updated regularly to insure that users are accessing always the most recent dataset.

Customers who may have any questions about this service are requested to contact directly dbh Sales at +49 421 30902-700 or sales@dbh.de.

dbh

About dbh

dbh Logistics IT AG is one of the leading service providers for support and software in the logistics sector. The company develops business solutions for industry and trade, forwarding and logistics, as well as shipping and ports within the spectrum of customs and foreign trade, transport management, compliance and port operation. The portfolio consists of a whole host of services, from consultation, conception and implementation, through to hosting and support. In its data centre in Bremen, dbh operates both individual applications as well as complex IT infrastructures and SAP systems. Founded in 1973, dbh employs 140 members of staff all over Germany. In addition to its head office in Bremen, the company operates in other locations in Germany - Dortmund, Dresden, Hamburg, Wilhelmshaven and Würzburg. (www.dbh.de)

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Dachser Selects Linescape's Sailing Schedules

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Global Logistics Provider Integrates Data Feeds From the World's Leading Schedule Information Provider.


Burlingame, CA – Nov 5, 2012 - Linescape, the leading provider of global sailing schedule, vessel and carrier data for containerships, and Dachser GmbH & Co. KG, of Kempten, Germany, one of the world's largest global logistics providers, have announced the extent of their cooperation which began over one year ago. Linescape has been supplying Dachser with a broad base of containership data including: sailing schedules, vessel register data, carrier profiles, local carrier contacts and carbon footprint data.

Linescape and Dachser have worked closely over the last year to integrate Linescape's database into Dachser's newly developed Transport Management System (TMS) for the business area of Dachser Air & Sea Logistics which started to be rolled-out last year. Upon completion, over 3000 employees in 140 profit centers will benefit from the integration of Linescape's data, instantly and directly accessible through Dachser's TMS.

"The Linescape data feeds bring us a multitude of benefits," confirmed Björn Diederich, Business Analyst Sea of Dachser. "Our operators previously had to research schedule, vessel and carrier information from a variety of sources, which wasted much time and risked introducing errors. Now, we save thousands of hours in transport planning by finding these data inside our TMS, and allowing direct integration into our order processing. The increase in workflow speed and data quality allows us to serve our customers much more quickly and effectively."

Linescape hosts the container sailing schedules from over 120 shipping lines, including deep-sea, short-sea and feeders, with some 8 million voyages through 3,000 ports by more than 10,500 cargo and container vessels. Data includes a wide variety of in-depth information including: sailing schedules, vessel register data, carrier profiles, local carrier contacts, and CO2 emissions. Linescape pioneered data feeds in 2010 and is now the leading schedule data supplier to shippers, forwarders, logistic providers, port communities and logistics websites.

The CEO and co-founder of Linescape, David Tarizzo, confirms the mutual benefits of their cooperation: "Dachser presented us with many challenges to fulfil, to deliver a vast array of data, some of which was not readily available at the time. Our mission to provide the highest level of service to our customers, and our advanced database architecture allowed us to quickly respond to their needs and satisfy all of Dachser's requirements ahead of schedule."

Dachser

About Dachser

Dachser is an international logistics services provider headquartered in Kempten, Germany, where the company was founded in 1930 by Thomas Dachser. The company's aim is to improve the logistics processes of its customers. In 2011, Dachser generated total revenue of EUR 4.3 billion. 21,000 staff working in 315 profit centres worldwide handled 49.3 million consignments weighing a total of 37.1 million tons. (www.dachser.com)

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Linescape Selected as Finalist for CI Award

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Containerisation International are pleased to announce the finalists for the CI Awards 2012.


Burlingame, CA – July 13, 2012 - Linescape, the leading provider of global sailing schedules, has been selected by trade journal, Containerisation International, as one of the six Finalists announced for an Award in the category of Innovation IT of the Year. The winner will be chosen on October 18, 2012.

For more information: www.ci-awards.com/award-finalists/




DAKOSY to distribute Linescape’s Sailing Schedules

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Hamburg Port Community to provide its members with access to the global sailing schedules and vessel data from the world’s leading data provider.


Burlingame, CA – June 14, 2012 - Linescape, the leading provider of global sailing schedules and vessel data for containerships, and DAKOSY AG, the port community system for the Port of Hamburg, have announced a cooperation whereby DAKOSY will provide its members with access to Linescape’s vast database of sailing schedules.

In addition to the existing “Hamburg ship departure list” DAKOSY can now also offer all interested customers current and up-to-date sailing schedules of 8 million voyages from over 120 container carriers, with more than 9,000 ships and through 3,000 ports worldwide. This offer is based on a new initiative between DAKOSY and Linescape, announced today at the “transfairlog” exhibition in Hamburg, Germany.

"Our cooperation with Linescape brings many advantages to our customers", confirmed Dieter Spark, Member of the Board of DAKOSY. "Customers can save much time and effort in transport planning when they have a comprehensive overview of ship schedules directly integrated into order processing. This avoids searching by external tools, where data must be collected manually, and thereby avoids data entry errors.” Also, the CEO and founder of Linescape, David Tarizzo, sees great benefits through their cooperation: "With DAKOSY, the port community system for the port of Hamburg, we have found a strong partner in Germany who can integrate our solution quickly and easily into the local and international freight forwarding market."

Dakosy

About DAKOSY

DAKOSY Data Communication Systems AG, as one of the leading data managers for the transport and logistics industry, serving commerce and industry, has been offering pioneering solutions for over 30 years, in particular for international freight forwarding and customs clearance, as well as for dangerous goods and transport mode processing. State-of-the-art data centres provide business communications for more than 2,000 companies in Germany, in Europe and around the world. As the port community system for the port of Hamburg, DAKOSY’s comprehensive communications and software services supports export, import and transit management. All documents necessary for carrying out transport (e.g. schedules, transfer orders, customs applications, dangerous goods declarations, port jobs, bills of lading, manifests, shipping notifications) are transmitted with internationally standardized message formats between business partners via the DAKOSY computer centre. (www.dakosy.com)

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Linescape Celebrates 3rd Anniversary with "More Data"

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Sailing Schedules Website Expands Depth and Breadth of Data Offering.


Burlingame, CA – May 3, 2012 - Linescape, the leading global sailing schedules search engine, which provides the fastest way to search multiple carrier schedules and vessel details, has further expanded the types and quantity of data available.

Linescape, celebrating the third anniversary of its launch, provides thousands of daily users with sailing schedule data from over 130 container shipping lines with more than 8 million voyages, including ships register data on 9,500 cargo and container vessels sailing through 3,000 ports, and with profiles, fleet information and local contacts for 380 carriers.

“Not all of our data is available on the Linescape website. Though sailng schedules, basic vessel register details and carrier profiles plus fleet information can be searched on the website, new supplimentary data is only available by data feeds”, said co-founder Dimitios Sogas. “With a data feed, our customers can access everthing found on the website plus important additional data, such as carbon footprint data for all vessels on all voyages, over 50 data fields of ships register details, and local carrier contacts for 380 shipping lines”.




Linescape to Exhibit at Intermodal Europe in Hamburg

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Search Engine to showcase Data Solutions at Intermodal, Nov. 29 - 30, 2011


Burlingame, CA – October 24, 2011 - Linescape will exhibit at the Intermodal Exhibition taking place at Hamburg Messe from November 29 to 30. Visitors are invited to stand C-7 to view demonstrations of Linescape's Data Solutions.

Intermodal

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Linescape Celebrates 2nd Anniversary with Vessel Information

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Sailing Schedules Website Expands Results to Display Vessel Register Data.


Burlingame, CA – May 13, 2011 - Linescape, the leading global sailing schedules search engine, which provides the quickest and most intuitive way to search multiple carrier schedules, now includes key vessel profile information within search results as users browse vessel voyage schedules.

Linescape, celebrating the second anniversary of its launch, allows thousands of daily users to search and view schedule data from over 120 container shipping lines with more than 8 million voyages searchable all at once, including data on 5,000 vessels sailing through 3,000 ports. Linescape offers free hosting of sailing schedules from any VOCC carrier, and encourages any NVOCC carrier to host theirs as ‘sponsored schedules’ which are specially highlighted to promote their business and services.

“Detailed vessel data is now just a click away, including: Vessel Name, IMO Number, Ship Type, Year Built, Country of Registry, DWT, Operator and TEU capacity”, said co-founder David Tarizzo. “We continue to respond to the demands of our users for a one-stop data service, and to the needs of the logistics industry to make their work more efficient and highly effective by expanding available data, and the ease of access.”.




Linescape to Exhibit at Intermodal Europe in Amsterdam

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Search Engine to unveil new developments at Intermodal, Nov. 30 - Dec. 2, 2010


Burlingame, CA – October 25, 2010 - Linescape will exhibit at the Intermodal Exhibition taking place at Amsterdam RAI from November 30 to December 2. Visitors are invited to stand B-88 to view demonstrations of Linescape's products and services.

Intermodal

For more information: www.intermodal-events.com




Transworld Expedition uses Linescape to Ship Truck Around

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Linescape is a great tool to find container ships, when they leave, how long and what company


Burlingame, CA – August 26, 2010 - In the summer of 2009, Nicolas Rapp decided to take a break from his Art Director job at The Associated Press to attempt a one-year overland travel around the world in a 1996 Toyota Land Cruiser.

During the expedition, he used Linescape to ship his truck a half-dozen times: from Argentina to South Africa, from Djibouti to Yemen, from Dubai to Iran, from Iran to Mumbai, from Bangladesh to Malaysia, from South East Asia to the United States.

"Linescape is a great tool to find container ships, when they leave, how long and what company; I used it a lot to ship the truck", said Nicolas Rapp.

For more information: http://transworldexpedition.com




Linescape Celebrates 1st Anniversary with Carrier Profiles

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Sailing Schedules Website Adds Carrier Profile and Fleet Information.


Burlingame, CA – May 4, 2010 - Linescape, the leading global sailing schedules search engine, which provides the quickest and most intuitive way to search multiple carrier schedules, now includes key carrier profile and fleet information linked to schedule search results.

Linescape, celebrating the first anniversary of its launch, allows thousands of daily users to search and view schedule data from over 110 container shipping lines with more than 7 million voyages searchable all at once, including data on 5,000 vessels sailing through 3,000 ports. Linescape offers free hosting of sailing schedules from any VOCC carrier, and encourages any NVOCC carrier to host theirs as ‘sponsored schedules’ which are specially highlighted to promote their business and services.

“Expanded carrier information is now just a click away, including: BIC/SCAC code, Company Name, Address, Telephone, Telefax, Website, Parent Company, Regions Served, Fleet Size (Ships) and Fleet Capacity (TEU)”, said co-founder David Tarizzo. “We continue to respond to the demands of our users for a one-stop data service, and to the needs of the logistics industry to make their work more efficient and highly effective by expanding available data, and the ease of access.”.




Linescape Launches User-Managed Advertising Platform

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Search Engine Introduces Low-Cost and Highly-Targeted Advertising Model to Maximize Return on Ad-Spend


Burlingame, CA – April 19, 2010 - Linescape announced today the launch of its new AdRoutes™ subsystem, a user-controlled on-line advertising system for serving ads on the Linescape search engine. AdRoutes™ gives sponsors unprecedented direct control over their advertising strategy and expenses, allowing them to fine tune the targeting of their advertisements to the precise audience they wish to reach, and to dynamically manage their campaigns themselves.

Advertisers no longer need to commit to long term fixed-cost ad placements, which may or may not be seen by a target customer. AdRoutes™ can place ads that are related to the ports or trade lanes searched by users, allowing advertisers to get their message across to customers at the moment they are searching for container transport. AdRoutes™ works through a simple user control panel that enables advertisers to manage their ads including create, start, edit, stop or change geography with a few clicks of the mouse.

Linescape's AdRoutes Advertising Platform
Linescape's new AdRoutes™ system gives users total control over their on-line advertising. Tabs allow the user to upload and view their image library, create and control campaigns, view actual usage statistics, review costs and replenish their account with funds.

"We are no longer tied to the conventional advertising model. AdRoutes™ operates somewhat like advertising on Google, Yahoo or Bing, but because Linescape is a 'vertical search engine' with 100% of our audience interested in ocean freight, the advertisement is much more qualified and targeted" said co-founder David Tarizzo. "This tool is ideal for anyone wishing to advertise to the ocean freight industry in any way. And it is also attractive to smaller advertisers because AdRoutes™ can accept small payments by credit card online."

After an AdRoutes™ account has been created, advertisers upload one or more ad images of various sizes and therefore maintain a library of images to choose from at any time. Then, a campaign is created in which the advertiser chooses the geography to be applied. Geographic areas can be as broad as the entire world, or as small as a single port, with separate geographic areas selected for origin and destination. Next, one or more images is associated to the campaign. Start and end dates may also be specified. Users may create as many campaigns as they wish and are in complete control at all times. Advertisers can manage their AdRoutes™ account at any time, 24 hours a day. Funding for the ads is as simple as using a major credit card. An example of an advertiser's campaigns may be:

Campaign A - Run Image01 for all searches between the port of Hamburg and any port in Japan.

Campaign B - Run Image23 for all searches originating in North America to anywhere only in September.

Campaign C - Run Image52 for all searches between Europe and China.

AdRoutes™ records statistics for all impressions and clicks per campaign. This lets advertisers measure the effectiveness and progress of each ad or campaign and therefore to easily make changes in order to optimise campaigns for maximum impact and lowest cost.

Linescape is a powerful search engine with a broad database of container sailing schedules from over 125 vessel-operating carriers. The number of visits to Linescape is growing by 6% each month and users are primarily shippers (53%) and freight forwarders (40%). Each unique visitor searches up to 3 port pairs, on average. With the ability of advertisers to associate their ads to any specific region, country or port desired, the advertising message is highly targeted and more relevant to those who will see it, and advertising costs are kept low because impressions are not wasted outside the target area.

"AdRoutes™ changes the advertising mind-set in this industry," according to co-founder Dimitrios Sogas. "Linescape now makes it possible for advertisers to promote their services in a highly effective, targeted fashion. This means lower advertising costs and more results for each dollar spent -- a recipe for success in these difficult times."

For more information: www.linescape.com/about/advertise




Linescape Launches Ocean Container Schedule Search Engine

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Innovative, Powerful Tool Reveals Optimum Container Shipping Schedules Using Advanced Features and Industry’s Broadest Database.


Burlingame, CA – May 4, 2009 - Linescape announced today the launch of its free, independent search engine for finding and comparing routes and schedules for shipping ocean containers. Linescape brings to users the only comprehensive and impartial overview of the routes and schedules of the world's carriers, of all sizes, thus giving shippers and forwarders the freedom and ease to find the carrier with the lowest cost or the best schedule for any particular shipment. Linescape’s powerful search engine leverages Web 2.0 technology to simplify sorting through 6 million voyages to 3,000 ports on over 100 shipping lines, and with more added each week. In today’s economic climate, optimized logistics and supply chain functionality is critical for success. It is crucial that shippers and forwarders know all of the options they have in order to get the best price and delivery times for shipping goods to their customers. Equally, shipping lines need a place to bring their offerings to the attention of shippers and forwarders. Linescape provides the perfect market place for buyers and sellers to meet: www.linescape.com.

“We studied the container shipping market and discovered that freight rates can vary by 50% and transit times by 75% on the same route. Choosing the wrong carrier will waste time or waste money or both,” said co-founder Dimitrios Sogas. “The biggest problem has always been the difficulty in finding which carriers sail on which routes; many shippers and forwarders do not even know whom to call. They usually contact only familiar carriers for quotations and therefore often miss out on better options that they do not even know exist, because they can’t find them”.

“Linescape is the answer to the fundamental question, ‘Whom should I call for a quotation?’” according to co-founder David Tarizzo. “Linescape finds you alternatives and saves you time, like an Expedia for the container shipping industry, which in the end will save time and money for shippers and forwarders everywhere.”

Linescape has introduced several advanced features unique to its search engine, including an innovative “Route Planner” that presents users with a matrix of all the possible port combinations between two geographical areas and which carriers serve those routes. This very powerful and easy to use feature will simplify one of the most difficult tasks of a user – trying to choose the best possible origin and destination ports. A unique aspect of the website is the visibility of the number of transhipments in a journey, allowing a user to balance journey times with numbers of tranships to keep risks of delay to a minimum. Another advanced feature is the innovative “Multiple Lines” feature, whereby users are able to automatically build routes via transhipments, even between two unrelated shipping lines.

For more information: www.linescape.com/about/about