| September 2016
generations are making Boston
one of the top cityfor startups
in this country. Their demand
for access to this technology is
what will shape our future.”
As the competition begins to
embrace new tech platforms
such as client portals like the
one OCEANAIR uses, the
company is committed to
staying ahead of the curve
by entering the data capture
and share phase of their
business before others in the
marketplace. This is allowing
customers to access their data
and information faster and
in more ways (like on mobile
devices) than ever before.
“All companies in this business
use the same types of ships
and planes,” Kaplan shared.
Even from the beginning of its three-decade history, OCEANAIR
has been offering technology on the export side of its business that
no one else could. The company started as an air export company,
and evolved as new opportunities presented themselves.
The company’s new technology is called TOD (Tracking OCEANAIR
Data) and its implementation began in trial phases last fall.
It addresses one big demand that most customers are asking
for today: clients want clear supply chain visibility and also an
observable picture of financial impact of the supply chain.
“We never stop looking for new technology,” said Kaplan. “Our
recent investments in tech have been based on customer demand
and address upgrades in pricing and estimating transit time. This
way, we can provide the client with new ways, like through the
client portal, to get data and use it in real time.”
The industry is driving the changes and upgrades in technology as
well. With U.S. Customs putting in new systems, like the Automated
Commercial Environment platform, individual carriers are having to
change the way they've done things for years. OCEANAIR is seeing
influences for change beyond the desires of its customers.
“Technology is the future for us as a company and for the industry,”
Tim Dooner, Director of Business Development, shared. “New
From left to right: Jodi Olson, Director of Business Development, (OCEANAIR);
Florence K.M. Li, General Operation Manager, (Cohesion Hong Kong); Joseph C.K. So,
Managing Director, (Cohesion Hong Kong & China); and Timothy Dooner, Director of
Business Development, (OCEANAIR).
The early morning crew from the ware