SVM ERO Equipment Repositioning Optimizer


Container Shipping Lines require large numbers of empty containers, each day, globally in all locations in order to satisfy their transport demand. The major component of the Container Shipping Line is the cost of repositioning empty containers. Container movement from a surplus to deficit location takes more cost involvement and increases equipment demand, if the required type of container is not available on time. Effective monitoring of container utilization and turn around times enable Container Shipping Lines to make better decisions. Improper monitoring of empty containers decreases utilization, which has a massive impact on the  bottom line.

SVM ERO identifies the equipment imbalance globally and creates a re-positioning plan with minimal cost and transit time. Based on the real-time import and export counts, the imbalance conditions are calculated and shown as a  chart representation and location geographical view to know the real time imbalance globally. To re-position the containers,  the various costs involved such as loading, transshipment, haulage, feeder, container detention, and discharge cost.

SVM ERO  has been developed with all this in mind and can be invaluable to ensuring the bottom line stays in the green and customer satisfaction improves dramatically.


Routing Scenario



ERO Features



ERO Benefits
    • Equipment reposition with least cost and transit time
    • Real-time calculation of equipment imbalances across various locations
    • Comparing previous data for forecasting demand and supply
    • Capacity constraints based on the service vessel
    • Geographical representation of surplus and deficit for global reposition planning
    • Simulating possible allocation of containers