Logistics Technology

In-depth coverage of the latest shipping technology news.


It will be interesting to see what concepts come out of the McMillon Family Retail Innovation and Technology Lab, as well as what impact this growing segment of technology — combined with its influence on the shopping behavior of millennials — could have on future logistics and distribution models.  

News & Analysis

28 Nov 2016
Indices measuring trucking demand, pricing, and tonnage fell again in October, but decelerating declines are raising motor carriers’ hopes that the market has reached the bottom of the trough.
21 Nov 2016
The goods-movement industry is good at digitizing its internal operations but bad at sharing data across industry lines.
15 Nov 2016
Shippers have generally welcomed the new approach.
15 Nov 2016
A pilot project at the Port of Los Angeles will enable members of the supply chain to plan operations 10 to 14 days in advance of vessel arrival.
13 Nov 2016
Steady growth in e-commerce activity is driving a surge in the parcel delivery business and strengthening the role of EDI in processing and auditing freight payments, according to shippers and billing companies.
04 Nov 2016
A New Zealand company has launched a relatively small, portable scale designed to enable shippers to weigh a container atop a chassis, saying it will help shippers comply with new global container weight rules.
03 Nov 2016
IHS Automotive data reveal a significant decline in new commercial truck registrations, especially for heavy trucks.
03 Nov 2016
The benefits of rising e-commerce demand are lifting revenue, profit at multiple units of XPO Logistics, from last-mile to LTL.
31 Oct 2016
Kuehne + Nagel’s adoption of the freight rate management platform CargoSphere is another sign that the type of technological disruption that has taken place in other sectors of the economy will occur more gradually and less destructively in shipping.
26 Oct 2016
Port officials in Manila said a new terminal appointment and booking system has substantially reduced the possibility of congestion that has plagued port facilities in the city for the past two years.