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Shippers bemoan lack of progress in ocean visibility despite heavy investment

Eric Johnson, Senior Technology Editor | May 26, 2023, 11:15 AM EDT

End-to-end supply chain visibility remains an elusive goal for providers in a market where shippers are expecting better data quality than they have seen.
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Pandemic-induced trailer dislocation still hampering US truckload carriers

Eric Johnson, Senior Technology Editor | May 19, 2023, 2:59 PM EDT

Trailer marketplace technology provider vHub estimates a quarter of truckload trailers are out of network for the nation’s carriers, with an abrupt shift in demand exacerbating that dislocation.
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Uber Freight’s Driegert jumps to Flexport to lead new brokerage unit

Eric Johnson, Senior Technology Editor | May 18, 2023, 2:39 PM EDT

Flexport has lured a key figure in the development of Uber Freight and Coyote Logistics in a move likely to shake up the domestic third-party logistics market.
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FLOW gains momentum with ‘give-to-get' data-sharing model

Eric Johnson, Senior Technology Editor | May 15, 2023, 2:12 PM EDT

The growth in participation in FLOW is a signal that the private sector views the voluntary nature of the project as more amenable than governmental data-sharing mandates or legislation.
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Forwarders’ digital journey not complete yet: Magaya survey

Eric Johnson, Senior Technology Editor | May 8, 2023, 7:30 AM EDT

More than half of forwarders have migrated completely to cloud-based software, a study of 70 global logistics services providers has found.
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Renewed focus on purchase order management leads to tech vs. service dilemma

Eric Johnson, Senior Technology Editor | May 5, 2023, 1:55 PM EDT

Tethering purchase order technology to operations can help expedite drastic decisions, but pure software vendors offer a level of neutrality that logistics providers can’t.
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Ex-Slync CEO indicted over alleged misappropriation of company cash

Eric Johnson, Senior Technology Editor | May 4, 2023, 3:49 PM EDT

The indictment also alleges Chris Kirchner attempted to cover up his financial activities and fired employees who raised questions about them.
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project44 inks new partnership with container tracking vendor

Eric Johnson, Senior Technology Editor | May 4, 2023, 12:35 PM EDT

A container tracking hardware vendor behind Hapag-Lloyd's deployment of dry box sensors is linking with supply chain visibility provider project44.
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Flexport moves into fulfillment realm with Shopify Logistics acquisition

Eric Johnson, Senior Technology Editor | May 4, 2023, 7:05 AM EDT

Flexport expects both enterprise customers and small merchants to tap into the last-mile and fulfillment network it acquired with Shopify Logistics.
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Court hands freight broker Convoy procedural win in legal battle with DAT

Eric Johnson, Senior Technology Editor | May 1, 2023, 10:56 AM EDT

Transportation observers believe the dueling complaints could have implications for the US spot truckload market because DAT is a primary source of available loads that brokers and carriers use to fill their pools of owned or third-party capacity.
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Truckload appointment standards group adds heavyweights to drive adoption

Eric Johnson, Senior Technology Editor | May 1, 2023, 5:00 AM EDT

Echo Global Logistics, Coyote Logistics and prominent transportation management system vendors Oracle and e2open are among new members adding momentum to a truckload appointment scheduling initiative.
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Breakbulk23: AI will infiltrate day-to-day breakbulk shipping: experts

Autumn Cafiero Giusti, Special Correspondent | Apr 25, 2023, 2:34 PM EDT

Human intervention is necessary to ensure that AI is adapted into shipping in a measured way, as quality decisions are dependent on quality data, attendees at the Journal of Commerce’s Breakbulk and Project Cargo Conference were told.
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PSA leveraging forwarder acquisition to serve shippers directly

Mark Szakonyi, Executive Editor | Apr 25, 2023, 1:44 PM EDT

The scale of PSA International’s ambitions to expand its reach beyond its 60 container port terminals by leveraging the acquisition of a non-asset-based global logistics provider parallels Maersk’s own integrator ambitions.
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Forwarding software vendors key on visibility connectivity channels

Eric Johnson, Senior Technology Editor | Apr 20, 2023, 9:15 AM EDT

Integration specialist Prompt Global has connected CargoWise with key visibility provider FourKites to save forwarders money and time aligning cargo milestones with transportation management.
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ZEBOX broadens startup reach with new hubs in UK, Singapore

Eric Johnson, Senior Technology Editor | Apr 13, 2023, 1:59 PM EDT

The addition of a new location in Singapore is meant to help supply chain technology accelerator ZEBOX reach a “strategic gateway to the Asian market,” it said.
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Terminal operators, Cosco join Saudi chemical shipper in eBL deal

Eric Johnson, Senior Technology Editor | Mar 30, 2023, 3:30 PM EDT

Data from eBLs issued via GSBN’s infrastructure will also be used to electronically release SABIC cargo at Hutchison and PSA terminals in Asia.
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Forwarders grapple with new freight rate math on tech investments

Eric Johnson, Senior Technology Editor | Mar 28, 2023, 4:30 PM EDT

Forwarders that experimented with new software during the days of robust freight demand now face a dilemma over what technology produces actual returns on investment as volumes and margin shrink.
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WiseTech Global weighing US domestic tech acquisition options: CEO

Eric Johnson, Senior Technology Editor | Mar 17, 2023, 8:41 AM EDT

Widely used forwarding software provider WiseTech Global will pursue further US landside logistics technology targets in 2023, its CEO says.
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Shipwell arms ‘underserved’ smaller shippers with automated bidding tool

Eric Johnson, Senior Technology Editor | Mar 16, 2023, 6:00 AM EDT

Shippers that often use spreadsheets and small transportation teams to bid and execute freight shipments are the target of a new software tool from technology provider Shipwell.
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Freightos’ 2022 financials reveal losses amid improving operating margins

Eric Johnson, Senior Technology Editor | Mar 14, 2023, 5:20 PM EDT

Freight rate booking marketplace Freightos said its unprofitable business is seeing improving margins and that scale will help it past the breakeven point.
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