Technology

Technology

The waves of disruption that have been lapping at the shore of industries such as retail and taxis are finally beginning to hit shipping, with a slew of start ups entering the transportation sector in recent years. Venture capital firms have been eager to back such companies, and are increasingly funding the most promising technology. Meanwhile, established players in shipping such as Maersk Line and Kuhne + Nagel are funding and developing their own technologies to ensure that they are not overwhelmed by the waters rising around them.

News & Analysis

25 Nov 2022
Retailers that have seen final-mile costs more than double during the pandemic are increasingly making investments in their last-leg delivery networks.
30 Oct 2017
More complex supply chains and faster fulfillment demands create opportunity for logistics "insourcing" among shippers, Haversack Logistics founder says.
25 Oct 2017
Retail shippers risk shipment delays and even seizures when they prioritize speed over product quality control.
25 Oct 2017
It is difficult to plan for shipments with all the schedule changes and with no real visibility solutions allowing shippers to find and manage their cargo.
16 Oct 2017
Technology cannot replace personal relationships, but greater automation can help smooth processes, Echo Global Logistics CEO Waggoner says.
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.
12 Oct 2017
The low-sulfur fuel rule taking effect in 2020 is likely to usher in “a paradigm change” akin to the introduction of mega-ships.
11 Oct 2017
“The container shipping market has not seen any transformative change in the way business is conducted.”
08 Oct 2017
Sponsored: "The inland voyage has become one of the top areas to optimize cost and efficiencies," Felix Heger, DHL Global Forwarding's head of ocean freight Europe, said. Heger discussed the state of the industry in Europe, LCL growth as well as the expansion of Asia-Europe offerings and data accessibility.
06 Oct 2017
Sponsored: Thorsten Meincke, senior vice president, global seafreight, Kuehne + Nagel, describes how the
28 Sep 2017
Rapid fulfillment and replenishment cycles are driving visibility, but shippers need to extend visibility even further.
23 Sep 2017
DHL Global Forwarding's Dominique von Orelli on current strategy regarding ocean freight expansion, expectations for Asia-Europe trade for 2018, and investments in digitalization. 
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.
19 Sep 2017
“Today the challenge is not the technology.”
18 Sep 2017
The RFID program has significantly improved container dwell times throughout the supply chain at Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust.
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.
10 Sep 2017
Many consumer goods importers are finding it nearly impossible to meet logistics demands without a heavy dose of technology.  
09 Sep 2017
Armed with millions of dollars of venture capital, a wave of startups has emerged, offering products that variously promise to remove the kinks in the supply chain, improve efficiency, enable shippers to more easily track their cargo, and, ultimately, reduce cost.
09 Sep 2017
This infographic maps and explains the basic classifications and uses of logistics and container shipping technology.
09 Sep 2017
As the container shipping industry appears to be embracing technology to improve productivity and cut costs, venture capital has taken notice, funding a large array of startups across the various focuses of logistics and shipping technology.
07 Sep 2017
Blockchain pilot programs have been flourishing this year.
07 Sep 2017
This infographic breaks down the key types of shipping and logistics technology and their place in the supply chain.
01 Sep 2017
In the first six-month phase, the Supply Chain Visibility Project will track grain and fertilizer rail shipments, both carload and containerized.
01 Sep 2017
Hub Group has launched a new cargo tracking tool.
01 Sep 2017
The first interim result of Li & Fung's three-year plan has been positive as the Hong Kong group begins to transform itself from trading giant to tech savvy supply chain solutions provider.
30 Aug 2017
The software offers a way to connect a blockchain system with a variety of existing or legacy technologies.
30 Aug 2017
Technology is playing a bigger role in Indian trade than ever before.
25 Aug 2017
The web-based platform appears to be the only one of its kind targeting empty capacity globally, whereas the other platforms are either within the United States or Europe.
24 Aug 2017
Electronic logging devices will raise costs and complexity of renting trucks for seasonal business. Companies such as Ryder System want an ELD exemption for rental drivers.
23 Aug 2017
Ryder System and Chanje see opportunity for electric commercial vehicles in rapid growth of "final-mile" delivery business.
21 Aug 2017
The new investment brings its total venture capital funding to $13 million.
18 Aug 2017
At this point, Flexport is the only digital freight company wading into physical logistics.
17 Aug 2017
Port of Los Angeles and GE Transportation will expand their pilot program across the entire port to establish a single electronic platform through which port users can share shipment information in a secure environment.
16 Aug 2017
The offering starts Aug. 27 and lasts eight weeks.