Logistics Technology

Logistics Technology

In-depth coverage of the latest shipping technology news.

Commentary

As a way to drive efficiency and reduce costs, manufacturing and distribution companies are on a mission to get lean. One way they’re doing so is by optimizing and reducing inventory levels across the supply chain. A frequent problem, however, is a lack of involvement among distribution center heads when making the decision.

News & Analysis

29 Oct 2014
An unnamed U.S. retailer will use Orbcomm's asset-tracking system to monitor 16,000 dry and refrigerated trailers in its private fleet.
29 Oct 2014
HONG KONG — Robert Mylod, the former Priceline CFO who played a major role in automating the online consumer travel market, has joined online freight pricing and quoting network Freightos, which plans to mimic the automated system that was such a game changer in the travel business.
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.