Eurochoice Tracks Ocean Shipments with Descartes

  • April 18, 2022
  • William Payne

Netherlands-based Eurochoice, a distributor of fresh and frozen European fine foods to customers in South East Asia and the Middle East, is using Descartes MacroPoint solution for real-time visibility into the status and location of ocean container shipments as they are transported to destination countries.

The Descartes MacroPoint solution for ocean visibility provides shippers and ocean carriers with real-time status, location and estimated-time-of-arrival (ETA) information on ocean freight. Using a single platform to monitor the movement of their shipments and communicate updates to customers, companies can enhance supply chain performance and exception management.

“As an important consolidation hub in The Netherlands, Eurochoice makes it possible to deliver the products of leading European brands at the frequency required by our diverse customer base in Asia and the Middle East,” said Cees Mostert, Co-Founder and owner at Eurochoice. “Using Descartes MacroPoint, we now have a platform for tracking the movement of our high value ocean shipments. It’s not only boosted the customer experience, but also saves significant time identifying the correct shipment status. This allows us to invoice customers much faster than without shipment visibility, which improves our liquidity.”

“We’re pleased the Descartes solution is helping Eurochoice to ship goods more efficiently and provide customers with greater insight into the status of their shipments,” said Elmer Spruijt, Vice President at Descartes. “As ocean shipping volumes increase and the industry continues to grapple with high rates, container imbalances, capacity constraints and port congestion, Descartes MacroPoint provides much-needed visibility and analytics on shipments to help shippers and ocean carriers improve supply chain management, minimise the impact of disruptions and enhance customer service levels.”