Logistics Technology

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09 Jan 2016
Starting Monday, truckers will face fines if they fail to send electronic shipment manifests to Canadian authorities before arriving at the border. Shipments could be delayed.
06 Jan 2016
JDA Software and Inttra have agreed to make Inttra’s transaction platform for ocean shipping software, data and services available to JDA’s 4,000-plus customers.
17 Dec 2015
Cargomatic plans to launch the commercial version of its "free-flow" system for moving containers through congested ports by the end of the year, co-founder and president Brett Parker said.
16 Dec 2015
Cargomatic is expanding its "Uber-like" truck and cargo-matching service to San Francisco, and eyes further expansion in 2016, both in terms of territory and services.
15 Dec 2015
Former Coyote Logistics and Con-way Multimodal executive Tommy Barnes joins project44, a Chicago-based company building a real-time transportation management system.
08 Dec 2015
Automation is necessary to increase container throughput and truck and rail turn times at U.S. ports, speakers at the JOC Port Performance conference said.
07 Dec 2015
Despite all the talk about 'big' or 'smart' data, few shippers are diving into business analytics, a long-time industry consultant warns. Businesses that don't plan to use new technologies and tools could fall far behind competitors as those technologies disrupt traditional business processes, Tech Mahindra's Greg Smith says.
01 Dec 2015
Freight transportation is a hot target market for companies that want to emulate the success of Uber, kayak.com and Airbnb. A truck is not a taxi, however, and the "shared economy" in the freight world will likely look different than it does in other markets.
29 Nov 2015
IT platforms are transforming China’s less-than-truckload market, with a flood of Uber-like apps for trucks being used within cities and in the intra-city business, according to a Goldman Sachs logistics report.
25 Nov 2015
Descartes Systems has acquired Oz Development in a $29.5 million deal that will allow the company to extend its access to small-to-medium sizedcustomers. It’s the third major acquisition for Descartes in what the Waterloo, Canada-based firm global logistics software developer has called a “breakout year.”