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Trucks on a US highway.
23 Feb 2018
The US transportation capacity vise that is squeezing supply chains is moving end-to-end visibility and automation from shipper wish lists to priority lists.
A modern container ship at sea.
16 Feb 2018
INTTRA officials see their company as potentially a key player in any central portal or pipeline designed to give shipping industry players end-to-end supply chain visibility, especially if it is blockchain-based.
Direct ChassisLink.
15 Feb 2018
Intermodal equipment provider Direct ChassisLink Inc.’s (DCLI's) Digital DCLI initiative seeks to leverage the company’s REZ-1 technology for myriad supply chain improvements, in a three-year effort that goes far beyond basic chassis supply.
A US wareghouse
15 Feb 2018
Many shippers overlook transportation data that monitor their delivery exceptions. Mining data about delivery exceptions might provide shippers with smarter, more-effectual transportation performance data.
XPO Logstics.
07 Feb 2018
Technology investments in the warehouse, at LTL docks, and in the last-mile delivery business are in the works at XPO Logistics, which expects consumer and business demand to propel technology in 2018.
Port of Los Angeles
02 Feb 2018
“Carriers face an increasing threat from digital attackers,” — competitors that have embraced technology, a Boston Consulting Group report released Friday argues. 
26 Jan 2018
Officials say the technology will also help create more trucker dual transactions.
24 Jan 2018
Truckers seek “dual transactions,” or revenue moves in both directions and at LA-LB, technology will play a key role in achieving that goal, which will also reduce turn times — getting cargo to its destination quicker.
22 Jan 2018
As supply chain visibility tech advances, shippers have to confront questions such as how much is it worth? Will other parties collaborate to ensure it functions? And: how to handle large amounts of data that may come in a variety of formats?  
22 Jan 2018
In the second half of 2017, many logistics firms struggled to keep up with rising carrier prices and had difficulty passing those increases along to shippers.
17 Jan 2018
Service metrics are improving, but can CSX win back shipper trust while sticking to its late CEO's plan for precision scheduled railroading?
16 Jan 2018
IBM and Maersk estimate the initiatives could save the industry billions of dollars.
11 Jan 2018
Maersk initially set up the program for its own needs and used it to, for example, monitor the temperature of each box and change it if it was too low or high, and also to track the maintenance needs.
10 Jan 2018
The need for better visibility to make smarter decisions, along with better coordinating of train switching and traffic flows on local roads, comes as North American port volume rises.
Analysis: Right or wrong, CSX intermodal trying new things
09 Jan 2018
It is crucial that intermodal continues to explore non-traditional ways to knit together an ever-growing network of dispersed terminals in order to meet the challenge of this new, more demanding supply chain era.
04 Jan 2018
When it comes to predictive analytics, there are literally countless ways to arrive at predictions, but not all predictions are the same.
28 Dec 2017
As strategic 3PLs help their customers leverage new tools and platforms, more traditional logistics providers fall further behind.
21 Dec 2017
The rails' inability to increase their market share over road could threaten public funding of the sector.
15 Dec 2017
John LaRue headed the Corpus Christi port for 23 years; he will stay on as an adviser until he retires in June 2019.
13 Dec 2017
Global air logistics leaders say their focus for 2018 continues to be on technology and processes.
12 Dec 2017
Rapidly evolving e-commerce supply networks and uncertainty over transportation capacity and pricing challenge shippers and their transportation partners.
12 Dec 2017
Reducing CO2 emissions is gaining in importance for European shippers and their service providers, as Brussels grows impatient and pressure from consumers builds.
11 Dec 2017
Russian officials expect internet-based cargo bookings to account for up to 10 percent of bookings, perhaps more, in three years.
04 Dec 2017
Four shipping carriers will help steer the New York Shipping Exchange.
30 Nov 2017
Considering how advanced some industries are in digitizing their processes, the maritime industry is still far behind.
21 Nov 2017
A partnership announced Tuesday giving Bolloré Logistics’ customers access to a business-to-business e-commerce website reflects the interest of logistics providers in the sector.
01 Nov 2017
As intermodal rail container and trailer volumes hit historic highs, pressure, that may lift pricing in 2018 and beyond, is building.
16 Oct 2017
Disruption is unavoidable for container shipping as multiple technologies converge with unprecedented speed.
13 Oct 2017
It will not happen overnight, but experts believe supply chains and transportation will become increasingly automated and more efficient as technology enables real-time exchange and analysis of vast amounts of data thanks to Amazon.com.
11 Oct 2017
“The container shipping market has not seen any transformative change in the way business is conducted.”
28 Sep 2017
Rapid fulfillment and replenishment cycles are driving visibility, but shippers need to extend visibility even further.
20 Sep 2017
ClearMetal is one of a passel of newcomers armed with venture capital funding that are seeking to radically rearrange the cargo movement industry.
15 Sep 2017
Call it an "obsession." Amazon's dedication to fulfilling customer expectations is turning a wheel of logistics growth that is not likely to stop.
14 Sep 2017
Addition of 10-4 Systems to division offering carrier technologies promises greater blending of services across supply chains.
12 Sep 2017
An Australian logistics software company has acquired CargoSphere, the container rate management provider.