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.

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14 Feb 2019
Consolidation in the GTM software space and Maersk's purchase of customs broker Vandergrift are signs shippers want to more closely link logistics and compliance activities.
12 Feb 2019
Drayage operators surveyed by JOC.com say street turn opportunities are more plentiful than the industry may realize.
12 Feb 2019
The promise of digitization and real-time pricing is forcing the air freight industry to rethink longstanding booking practices.
08 Feb 2019
The head of the ILA head vows production improvements as part of a union-USMX master contract that prohibited automation in East and Gulf coast ports
06 Feb 2019
Logistics technology tends to catalyze around software-as-a-service models and brokerage/forwarding models, but shippers need help with advanced technology and traditional service roles, meaning the categories are meeting in the middle more often.
05 Feb 2019
A new funding round for visibility software provider FourKites underscores continued venture capital interest in supply chain technology start-ups.
05 Feb 2019
A brave new world of complex supply chains, consumer demands, and urbanization means problems rooted in truck capacity and driver availability are likely to get worse, regardless of the economic cycle.
04 Feb 2019
Trucking operator Schneider National is evolving to meet increased shipper expectations by harnessing new technology, adapting to new customer requirements, and focusing on higher productivity.
01 Feb 2019
In the trucking payment process, factoring might be particularly suited for blockchain.
01 Feb 2019
While blockchain hasn't happened yet in shipping, it remains for many an inchoate concept.
Freight forwarder technology.
31 Jan 2019
Middle market software-as-a-service product is designed to democratize access to software tools that most small to midsize forwarders couldn’t afford to build themselves.
Blockchain and container shipping.
29 Jan 2019
New research shows blockchain technology has a way to go before convincing the majority of enterprises of its near-term value.
3PL Tech.
28 Jan 2019
Third-party logistics providers are investing more in management software that will improve relationships with customers.
CMA CGM.
28 Jan 2019
CEVA Logistics wants shareholders to bear in mind the benefits of its strategic partnership with CMA CGM and turn down a bid by the carrier, highlighting the growth inherent in the company.
Warehouse supply chain.
25 Jan 2019
Capacity may ebb and flow, but e-commerce will keep pressure on shippers to adopt technology and review supply chain strategies, says DHL Supply Chain’s Jim Monkmeyer.
The Port of Los Angeles.
25 Jan 2019
Mega-ships and California environmental regulatory pressure is pushing APM Terminals to automate 100 acres of its Los Angeles facility.
Blockchain pyramid.
24 Jan 2019
While blockchain has captured the imagination of the logistics world, it's important for most to focus on the application layer (actual solutions) and not so much on the underlying structure.
A truck travels in California, United States.
23 Jan 2019
The hefty capital injection for NEXT, announced Wednesday, places it among the biggest individual raisers of capital in the most recent wave of logistics technology startups.
Blockchain infographic Jan. 2019.
22 Jan 2019
Shippers have largely struggled to understand the benefits blockchain technology brings to their supply chain and at what cost.
Technology and shipping.
22 Jan 2019
New software is emerging that can sift through multiple formats, offering an accelerant to adoption by shipper and forwarders.
Global logistics providers.
17 Jan 2019
The consolidation moves among large forwarders have drawn a mixed response.
An Amazon fulfillment center in the United States.
15 Jan 2019
The business model goals of online marketplaces such as Amazon and Walmart involve more than showcasing retailers’ products online.
Port of Veracruz.
15 Jan 2019
Shippers that export goods from Mexico may find the process faster and more reliable under a blockchain project in development at the port of Veracruz.
Global trade and logistics technology.
14 Jan 2019
Shippers' conundrum: if carriers are poor at arriving on time, why do shippers believe those carriers will be better at providing data in a timely manner, much less a predictive one?
Logistics technology and global trade.
11 Jan 2019
A host of technology providers in the North American surface transportation space have released tools to access previously hidden capacity.
Port of Oakland.
10 Jan 2019
If there was ever a year when the outlook for reliability in the system was more clouded, 2019 and into 2020 would take the prize.
Technology and shipping.
08 Jan 2019
Fissures have appeared, ranging from member frustration in standards-setting organizations to deeper concerns about the viability of the technology in the container shipping space.
03 Jan 2019
Peter Tirschwell provides insight into IMO 2020 impact, Maersk-Damco service changes, and expanding potential within data standardization.
The Port of Oakland.
03 Jan 2019
Here are a few certainties shippers and their transportation providers can bank on for 2019.
A wind power blade being transported in the United States.
02 Jan 2019
New factors will increase pressure on the US wind power logistics market, which already experiences late-year bottlenecks.
Global trade and technology.
26 Dec 2018
“There are all these wonderful use cases for sensors — container security, optimization, insurance."
A container ship near India.
20 Dec 2018
The port community system, PCS 1x, has had a shaky nationwide start.
Trucks travel on a road in California, United States.
19 Dec 2018
The Phoenix-based company broke into the top 10 of North American brokers in 2018.
Containers stacked at a port.
14 Dec 2018
One shipping-trade group representing foreign carriers in trade to/from India, questioned why authorities went live with the revamped, single window system without an adequate trial-run process.
Port of Antwerp.
13 Dec 2018
Among other findings, the McKinsey report provided further evidence supporting the thesis that automation technology incorporation in container shipping, and in particular at marine terminals, will likely be part science and part art.
Trucks delivering and picking up containers at a port
13 Dec 2018
There is almost assuredly no one system that will solve inefficiencies, especially in a large port complex with a dozen independently operated terminals like Southern California, speakers at the JOC Port Performance North American Conference in Newark, New Jersey, said this week.