A shipping lane is a predetermined, mapped route on the ocean that commercial vessels tend to follow between ports. This helps ships avoid hazardous areas. In general transportation, the logical route between the point of shipment and the point of delivery is used to analyze the volume of shipment between two points.
For logistics purposes, a shipping lane is important because it provides a way to optimize the movement of goods between two points.
- By understanding which routes are commonly used by ships, businesses can better plan their shipments and choose the most efficient route possible.
- This can help save time and money, and ensure that goods arrive at their destination safely and on time.