Logistics Technology

Logistics Technology

In-depth coverage of the latest shipping technology news.

Commentary

Increasing connectivity for trucks is making possible an “Internet of Transportation Things.” What changes will that bring?

News & Analysis

28 Aug 2014
Intermodal chassis provider Direct ChassisLink Inc. has acquired REZ-1, which for 20 years has supplied technology for intermodal equipment management and service.
Cyberattack
25 Aug 2014
The International Maritime Bureau said the threat of cyberattacks in the maritime sector has intensified in the past few months, as shipping and supply chains become the “next playground for hackers.”
Weekly wrap-up for Aug. 23, 2014
23 Aug 2014
In the latest instance of drayage-related disruption, violence flared at Ningbo’s Beilun Container Port as thousands of striking truck drivers clashed with riot police and smashed the windshields of trucks crossing a picket line. The past week’s protests brought the world’s sixth-largest container port to a standstill, with carriers reportedly diverting ships.
20 Aug 2014
Venice, California-based Cargomatic is testing its “Uber”-like truck and shipment matching technology in the tri-state trucking market of New York, northern New Jersey and Connecticut.
20 Aug 2014
Changing supply chains demand changing technology, and a more multimodal, integrated supply chain require a blend of asset- and non-asset-based transportation systems.
18 Aug 2014
As trucks travel interstate highways, onboard sensors are collecting, sending and receiving information, with the lion’s share going to and coming from a fleet management system. But as technology advances, the truck is being knit into a broader, more open network.
Quick180 website
12 Aug 2014
One of container shipping’s most glaring inefficiencies is the countless unproductive trips by truckers who deliver an import box to an inland destination but return to port with no backhaul. Rick Knapp thinks he has a solution.
Satellite dishes receiving data
08 Aug 2014
With the first six of a new generation of satellites in orbit, Orbcomm expects increased revenue from its global asset-tracking and management services in the second half of 2014.
06 Aug 2014
“Smart mobility” technology aimed at helping truckers avoid lengthy weigh station delays promises cost-saving benefits that could extend up supply chains to shippers.
23 Jul 2014
INTTRA has hired John F. Fay, formerly of brokerage Newedge Group, as CEO, effective immediately.