Logistics Technology

Logistics Technology

In-depth coverage of the latest shipping technology news.

Commentary

Of the multitude of business maxims I’ve been exposed to, I can think of no other that is more relevant, or more valuable to business operations in general, than: “If you can’t measure it, you can’t manage it.”

News & Analysis

Container chassis
14 Oct 2014
Tracking chassis as they move around and through ports and railheads is the next step in building a more sophisticated, interconnected supply chain, telematics company Orbcomm says.
14 Oct 2014
The use of fleet management systems or telematics to track commercial vehicles is expected to nearly double in Europe by 2018, research firm Berg Insight says.
10 Oct 2014
Shipper spending rose faster than shipment volume in September, according to the Cass Freight Index, as the economy cooled a degree but U.S. freight rates remained elevated and surface transportation capacity tight amid the inland peak shipping season.
08 Oct 2014
Under new management, Omnitracs eyes international opportunities as global demand for fleet telematics technology grows.
08 Oct 2014
INTTRA, the e-commerce network for containerized ocean shipping, has identified the five fastest ocean carriers when it comes to electronic booking — those that respond to shipper e-booking requests most quickly.
07 Oct 2014
Global asset-tracking company Orbcomm is taking aim at the “Achilles’ Heel” of the international supply chain —
02 Oct 2014
Seko Logistics is expanding in the e-commerce market by investing in Metakinetic, an e-commerce marketing and design agency.
02 Oct 2014
The deployment of fleet management systems, including mobile communications and tracking systems used in trucking, will double in North America by 2018, according to a Berg Insight forecast.
01 Oct 2014
Businesses struggling to hire and keep truck drivers need to look beyond incremental increases in per mile pay toward using technology more effectively to build driver-centric businesses.
Energy
29 Sep 2014
Shippers need to think about end-to-end power costs, not just fuel prices, when designing supply chains, speakers at the CSCMP meeting said. Those costs, they warn, could become more volatile.