Technology

In 1952, Malcom McLean successfully tested a new model of shipping and the industry was forever changed. From email and online scheduling to EDI use, one hallmark of the trade and transportation business is its appreciation for innovation. In the last decade, the most quickly adopted have been technology-related changes. Customers are seeking visibility at all stages of the supply chain, and the providers with the most nimble technology are charting the course for the industry’s future.

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News & Analysis

12 Nov 2018
Sponsored: The development of smart containers will shape the future of the container shipping industry, said MSC's Maurizio Aponte, who discussed data standardization, partnering with platform providers, and the mechanics of smart container operations.
A truck being loaded in the United States.
08 Nov 2018
Shippers plagued by capacity shortages need to eliminate inefficiencies and wasted time to effectively create capacity now out of reach.
12 Jun 2018
Sponsored: Kuehne + Nagel's Meincke and Williams on the value in layering technologies and digitization on existing collaboration models. 
23 May 2018
Sponsored: Inventory management through increased digitization is but one area adding a new dimension to end-to-end cost savings, report Kuehne + Nagel senior vice presidents.  
16 May 2018
Sponsored: At the 2018 TPM, John Moseley, Port Houston senior director of sales, discuss the potential impact of population growth, resin business expansion, and blockchain viability for the shipping industry. 
13 May 2018
Sponsored: Port of Virginia CEO John Reinhart on expectations for new technologies, the importance of building in resilience, the agreement with Georgia Ports Authority, and launch of a new terminal reservation system.

Commentary

The modern supply chain is complex, global, multi-modal, and full of visibility gaps.

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