Logistics Technology

Logistics Technology

In-depth coverage of the latest shipping technology news.

Commentary

Omnichannel, driven by e-commerce, is the dynamic new business model to sell across channels for both business-to-business and business-to-consumer markets. Even more, it has created a new supply chain paradigm.

News & Analysis

The acquisition of Pacer International earlier this year tapped several trends driving growth at XPO
13 Sep 2014
Fast-growing third-party logistics companies are tuning into and tapping broad trends driving logistics growth in the U.S. and globally, including increased cross-border trade and the expansion of intermodal rail. Here are seven trends picked by XPO Logistics CEO Bradley S. Jacobs.
Wrap-up
13 Sep 2014
A new carrier alliance entered the fray this week after weeks of feverish speculation.
predictive analysis art by Sue
12 Sep 2014
A methodology known as “predictive analysis,” an increasingly important byproduct of the Big Data revolution with a forward-looking focus on accurate data from the past, exploits the growing capability of today’s more powerful computers to deploy advanced mathematical algorithms to identify patterns otherwise hidden within the ever-expanding explosion of data generated by today’s ubiquitous electronic devices.
04 Sep 2014
Blueberries, strawberries, cherries, avocados, durian — markets across Asia are filled with fruits regardless of the season, serving a fast-rising demand that is being driven by urbanization, increasing wealth and improving refrigeration technology.
02 Sep 2014
The market for mobile transportation or telematics technology in the U.S. is evolving quickly as a U.S. mandate for electronic recordkeeping by truck drivers draws closer. One of the biggest telematics companies, Omnitracs, is acquiring rival XRS for $178 million.
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.