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Estimated Time of Arrival(ETA)

Estimated Time of Arrival (ETA) plays an important role in shipping, and this guide explains its role and definition.
Definition of Estimated Time of Arrival (ETA),sea port

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Estimated Time of Arrival(ETA)Definition

In the shipment, the estimated time of arrival (ETA) is the time when a vessel, vehicle, or aircraft is expected arrival time or date to the destination. This term is frequently used in shipping transportation, to provide the predicted information to the stakeholder. However, the stakeholder could be the consignee, carrier or receiver.

Access to Estimated Time of Arrival (ETA) information for stakeholders to better arrange and coordinate the receipt of goods and to manage shipments.

The key point of Estimated Time of Arrival

By knowing Estimated Time of Arrival is crucial, because it can help the stakeholders clearly know the follow up work arrangement.

These include:

  1. Provide the ETA can be more efficiently to plan unload cargo, warehouse/storage management, and shipment.
  2. ETA information can help optimal stock management.
  3. Reducing holding costs
  4. Ensure to deliver the goods to the customer on time
  5. Adjust the supply chain according to the situation (delay or arrive timely)

Therefore, knowing by Estimated Time of Arrival(ETA) is essential, it can help you more efficiently to manage the goods, enhancing the satisfaction of customer and the mastery of all shipment process.

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