Xeneta provides three types of graphs to help you understand your rates:
All graphs in Xeneta have a number of filters to help you narrow the scope of the rates you’re viewing, including filters for date range, container type, contract duration, and terminal handling charges (THC).
The Benchmarks graph helps you compare the rates you pay for your freight suppliers against the market at large across specific trade lanes or regions. Once you’ve uploaded your rates, you’ll be able to see them plotted against the market average, market low, and market high price benchmarks provided by Xeneta.
The Trends graph helps you visualize the movement of market prices on a trade lane — for both short-term and long-term contracts — over time.
Additionally, you can find a small summary of price movements for the selected time period beneath the graph:
Future rates are a feature of the Trends graph that lets you view long-term contracts that extend past the current day.
Once enabled, you will be able to see long-term contract rates for up to 3 months into the future.
The Carrier Spread graph allows you to compare carrier prices between regions. For an in-depth look at the Carrier Spread, you can read this article from our Help Center.
That about covers the basics of Xeneta for Ocean Freight. If you’re interested in learning more about what Xeneta offers, you can take a look at Xeneta for Air Freight.
If you have more questions about Xeneta, we recommend you explore the following resources: