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Shippers committed to digital investments in logistics: S&P Global

Eric Johnson, Senior Technology Editor | Mar 9, 2023, 12:53 PM EST

Shippers are showing “healthy adoption” of a wide variety of digital transformation projects, according to new research from S&P Global Market Intelligence.
Logistics technologyContainer shippingPortsTruckingSupply Chain

Maersk shifts detention billing to consignees ahead of FMC regulation

Eric Johnson, Senior Technology Editor | Mar 8, 2023, 9:50 AM EST

The move by the carrier comes as the FMC is in the midst of a rulemaking process around detention and demurrage billing mandated by the passage of the Ocean Shipping Reform Act of 2022 last June.
DrayageContainer shippingContainer linesNorth American portsTruckingTransport, trade and regulation

Visibility providers target challenges of container terminal milestone data

Eric Johnson, Senior Technology Editor | Mar 7, 2023, 3:59 PM EST

Shippers struggling to manage demurrage fees and container availability information have two new options to track the status of containers at ports.
Logistics technologyMaritimePortsMarine terminalsNorth American ports

Investors back Overhaul’s hybrid risk management–visibility strategy

Eric Johnson, Senior Technology Editor | Mar 7, 2023, 9:00 AM EST

Supply chain risk-focused technology provider Overhaul has channeled demand for reducing exposure to cargo theft into a $38 million funding round just a few weeks after acquiring competitor SensiGuard.
Logistics technologyContainer shippingTruckingRail

US startup eyes street turn tech expansion throughout North America

Eric Johnson, Senior Technology Editor | Mar 6, 2023, 10:00 AM EST

Technology startup Qualle is trying to overcome drayage industry inertia around matching empty import boxes with export loads outside of ports by using early-stage funding to serve every North American port market.
Logistics technologyPortsMarine terminalsNorth American portsDrayageTrucking

CMA CGM rides strong first half to record profits in 2022

Eric Johnson, Senior Technology Editor | Mar 3, 2023, 2:29 PM EST

Even as demand headwinds buffet container lines, the CMA CGM Group posted record earnings in 2022 thanks to the lingering effects of the pandemic-fueled container market.
Container linesContainer shippingSupply Chain

US DOT opens $12.4 million in funding for maritime transportation projects

Teri Errico Griffis | Mar 3, 2023, 1:47 PM EST

The federal government says it’s looking to fund projects across the country that will help move goods, particularly in rural areas, and strengthen the country’s supply chain.
Supply ChainPorts

TPM23: CN focusing investment on capacity growth: CEO

Teri Errico Griffis, Associate Editor | Feb 28, 2023, 5:52 PM EST

Canadian National will grow its capacity based on the assumption that China will remain the biggest sourcing country for North America while acknowledging the shift under way into Southeast Asia, India, and potentially Africa that could fuel cargo through eastern Canada, its CEO told TPM23.
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TPM23: Sustainability should be collective, not competitive: ONE’s Nixon

Greg Knowler, Senior Europe Editor | Feb 28, 2023, 4:05 PM EST

The container shipping industry needs to collaborate in finding alternatives to fossil fuels rather than each player following their own path, ONE CEO Jeremy Nixon told TPM23.
MaritimeContainer shippingContainer linesTransport, trade and regulation

TPM23: Flexport’s new CEO puts focus on building ‘next-generation’ tech

William B. Cassidy, Senior Editor | Feb 28, 2023, 2:23 PM EST

Flexport, the polarizing digital forwarder, will double down on technology development during a lull in global trade, new CEO Dave Clark said at TPM23.
Logistics technologySupply Chain

TPM23: MSC putting ocean shipping first after ending 2M Alliance: Toft

Michael Angell, Associate Editor | Feb 27, 2023, 7:13 PM EST

MSC’s chief executive told TPM23 that the company’s hefty orderbook signals to customers that the carrier remains chiefly committed to ocean shipping, rather than selling an integrated supply chain service.
Container linesTransport, trade and regulation

TPM23: US can’t quit China, but trade needs to de-risk: Petraeus

Michael Angell, Associate Editor | Feb 27, 2023, 4:40 PM EST

US shippers are entering an era of greater risk in China trade, retired Gen. David Petraeus warned, but the two largest global economies will remain linked despite moves to source goods elsewhere.
Trans-PacificContainer shippingTransport, trade and regulation

TPM23: Resilient US economy may avoid recession in 2023: economist

William B. Cassidy, Senior Editor | Feb 27, 2023, 2:55 PM EST

The forecast for the US and global economies is brighter than a year ago, with reduced risk of recession, thanks in part to the “decongestion” of supply chains, economist Nariman Behravesh said at TPM23. 
MaritimeContainer shippingSupply Chain

TPMTech23: ‘Purchase order management’ the new catchphrase in logistics

Bill Mongelluzzo, Senior Editor | Feb 27, 2023, 10:36 AM EST

Retailers are discovering the importance of closely managing purchase orders as increasingly complex trans-Pacific supply chains spawned by the pandemic highlight the need for a heightened hands-on approach.
Logistics technologyContainer shippingTrans-PacificSupply Chain

TPMTech23: Retailers seek to make supply chain visibility data more useful

Bill Mongelluzzo, Senior Editor | Feb 24, 2023, 10:42 AM EST

Shippers are gaining better supply chain visibility, but now they must step up their game and better manage and integrate the data they are receiving from transportation providers, technology companies told TPMTech23.
Supply ChainLogistics technology

More investment headed to US last-mile delivery market

William B. Cassidy, Senior Editor | Feb 24, 2023, 9:42 AM EST

Transportation providers of all sizes, from Maersk to Pitt Ohio, are searching for last-mile delivery options as customer and consumer demand evolves.
Last mileSupply Chain

GSBN, Navis partner to help exporters track ERD changes

Eric Johnson, Senior Technology Editor | Feb 23, 2023, 11:00 AM EST

The Global Shipping Business Network is giving exporters an app that would track changes to earliest return dates across container terminals that use Navis terminal operating systems.
Logistics technologyContainer linesMarine terminals

BlueCargo will use new investment to expand container platform nationwide

Eric Johnson, Senior Technology Editor | Feb 23, 2023, 9:07 AM EST

Rising demand from importers reckoning with the costs of detention and demurrage have fueled an $11 million investment into container management provider BlueCargo.
Logistics technologyContainer shippingMarine terminalsNorth American ports

Slync investors double down on beleaguered company with new funding

Eric Johnson, Senior Technology Editor | Feb 22, 2023, 4:09 PM EST

A new funding round for the embattled logistics software vendor is bound to raise eyebrows in an industry that has long been cynical of the impact of venture capital-backed founders.
Logistics technologySupply Chain

Leaf Logistics using technology to create dedicated truckload fleets in key US markets

Eric Johnson, Senior Technology Editor | Feb 21, 2023, 6:00 AM EST

Freight coordination software provider Leaf Logistics is working with a number of shippers and truckload carriers to build flexible, dedicated fleets to allow for continuous moves in big US markets.
Logistics technologyTruckload