Logistics Technology

In-depth coverage of the latest shipping technology news.


Sometimes it can feel as if freight transportation is about to get “disrupted” by brilliant software engineers flush with millions of dollars in startup funding from Silicon Valley. Not only do we learn about new logistics-focused venture funds backed by people whose prior startups are the epitome of success, but we also see disruption in action every day.

News & Analysis

25 May 2016
Freight costing "is a huge challenge," Estes Express Lines' chief operating officer told a technology conference.
25 May 2016
Kuehne + Nagel has chosen Inttra to help its clients comply with an international container weight regulation.
24 May 2016
Estes Express will roll out Estes Final Mile by the end of 2016, as e-commerce grows and traditional freight markets stagnate.
18 May 2016
UPS partners with SAP to bring 3-D printing to more manufacturing supply chains.
SOLAS verified gross mass VGM IMO container weights
18 May 2016
A cottage industry providing new products aimed at saving them money and eliminating frustration has emerged.
18 May 2016
Although port authorities and trucking organizations in Oakland and Los Angeles-Long Beach have been leading the way in implementing global-positioning satellite and Bluetooth technologies to increase cargo velocity, ports and truckers on the East and Gulf coasts are anxious to follow. Technology products are expected to surface at other ports in short order.
17 May 2016
The largest trade group representing drayage companies in the Port of New York and New Jersey has created its own web-based forum to connect truckers looking to make “street turns.”
automation, Port of Los Angeles, Port of Long Beach
17 May 2016
If the container terminals in the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach do not automate, they will soon be unable to handle their growing volumes.
05 May 2016
Don’t mention “Uberization” to Barry Conlon. The term is vastly overused, especially in reference to trucking, says the co-founder and CEO of Overhaul.
04 May 2016
CargoSmart Chief Commercial Officer Lionel Louie and JOC Senior Content Editor Alessandra Barrett chat at the 16th TPM Conference about the digitization of critical shipping information and the shortcomings of electronic data interchange, which is widely used in the industry. The two also talk about the challenges to digitizing data and how technology can help shippers in their daily operations.